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Sat Sep 1810:32Josh Donaldson Goes Yard Friday
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run in Friday's win over the Blue Jays. Donaldson contributed to a five-run third inning, sending a ball 382 feet into the seats at 101.5 MPH. It's his 23rd homer of the year. Donaldson has been a frustrating fantasy asset, as his .813 OPS and expected statistics point to a productive player, though he's had trouble staying healthy once again. Hopefully, this game is the start of a good stretch for the slumping Donaldson.
Source: Baseball SavantRotoBaller.com
Mon Aug 3017:41Josh Donaldson Goes Yard In Monday's Win
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, and two RBI in Monday's victory over the Tigers. Donaldson hammered the ball all day, registering exit velocities of at least 103 MPH on all four of his batted balls, topping out at 110.6 MPH on a mammoth, two-run homer. The veteran third baseman is on fire at the plate, having rattled off multi-hit games in five of his last seven contests while hitting four homers with eight RBI in that span. He's an excellent DFS option while in the midst of such a hot streak.
Source: Baseball SavantRotoBaller.com
Thu Aug 2610:44Josh Donaldson Homers For Second Straight Game
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a home run, double, and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox. Donaldson homered off his former teammate Hansel Robles in the 10th inning to break a 4-4 tie, adding a two-bagger earlier in the contest. The veteran third baseman is currently rolling, having gone 5-for-17 with three homers, five RBI, and four runs scored in his last four games played. Donaldson owns strong career numbers against Thursday's starter Chris Sale, as he's batting .318 with three long balls in 22 at-bats against the lefty.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Wed Aug 2519:04Josh Donaldson Could Return To Third Base Soon
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) has been exclusively playing designated hitter for over a week as he rehabs a hamstring injury. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said the decision to move Donaldson to DH was to keep his bat in the lineup, but that the 35-year-old has practiced taking ground balls at third base and could return there soon. Donaldson has stayed productive at the plate despite the injury, slashing .267/.290/.467 with two home runs, four RBI, and four runs scored on eight hits over his last seven games.
Source: Do-Hyoung ParkRotoBaller.com
Sat Aug 2101:37Josh Donaldson Clubs Two-Run Shot
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson provided all the offense Minnesota could muster Friday night, knocking a two-run home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr. in a 10-2 loss. He struck in each of his other three at-bats. It's his first home run since July 26. Donaldson's production has slowed since his peak years, but he's still put together a solid .808 OPS with 50 runs and 51 RBI in 319 at-bats. He's worth a corner-infield spot on fantasy rosters.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Mon Aug 1602:42Josh Donaldson Drives In Three Against Rays
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson drove in three runs against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a double. This was Donaldson's first extra-base hit since July 26. While Donaldson is enjoying another strong year with an .816 OPS, 16 home runs, 48 runs, and 48 RBI in 297 at-bats, it's been a rough first half of August for the veteran slugger, with just a .200/.310/.240 slash line. Fantasy managers need not worry, as Donaldson is one of the more consistent producers in the league over the past decade, and should get the ship righted shortly.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Aug 1111:12Josh Donaldson Won't Play Wednesday Versus White Sox
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. He returned to the lineup on Tuesday after being sidelined for quite awhile with a hamstring issue. The Twins will give him a routine rest day here since they don't have much incentive to win anyway. Luis Arraez will cover third base and bat cleanup versus righty Lance Lynn. This is a favorable spot in the lineup for Arraez, but it's unlikely he'll have much success against Lynn.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Aug 1017:12Josh Donaldson Returns To Tuesday's Lineup
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox. A hamstring issue cost Donaldson five games, then another three after he briefly returned and experienced a setback, though he will return to the three-hole in the Twins lineup and serve as the designated hitter. The veteran has been solid this season when available, as he has slashed .245/.355/.468 with 16 homers, 45 RBI, and 45 runs scored this season. Fantasy managers should make sure Donaldson is active, as he owns solid career numbers against White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel. He has collected nine hits, two homers, and seven RBI in 34 career at-bats against the southpaw.
Source: Betsy HelfandRotoBaller.com
Mon Aug 916:37Josh Donaldson To Miss Third Straight Game Monday
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Monday's contest against the White Sox. Donaldson briefly returned to the lineup to make two starts following a five-game absence due to a hamstring issue, though the injury appears to be bothering him against, as this will be his third straight absence. It's unclear if the Twins have plans to place him on the injured list, but it wouldn't be surprising to see it happen at this point. Luis Arraez will draw another start at third base and bat cleanup against righty Lucas Giolito. Arraez is riding a six-game hitting streak but has just three hits in 17 career at-bats against Giolito.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Sun Aug 811:18Josh Donaldson Remains Out Sunday
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is out of the lineup for the second straight game Sunday. Donaldson recently returned from a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury, though it appears that the ailment is still bothering him. Luis Arraez- who entered Saturday's game as a pinch hitter after missing the previous contest- will get the start at third base and bat fifth against Astros righty Lance McCullers Jr. Arraez has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games but has just three RBI and four runs scored in that span.
Source: Minnesota TwinsRotoBaller.com
Sat Aug 714:12Josh Donaldson Getting The Day Off Saturday
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros. Donaldson has appeared in each of the team's last two games, going 1-for-8 with an RBI, two walks, and two strikeouts. The team is being careful with the veteran third baseman, who recently missed five games due to a hamstring issue, one of several lower-body injuries he's had this season. Look for Donaldson to return to the lineup Sunday. Willians Astudillo will start at third base and bat eighth against righty Luis Garcia. Astudillo is a solid contact bat but has just five home runs in 151 at-bats, giving him limited upside.
Source: Minnesota TwinsRotoBaller.com
Thu Aug 517:05Josh Donaldson Back In Thursday's Lineup
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is back in the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Astros. Donaldson was sidelined for five games with hamstring tightness, though he is slotted back into the order at the three-spot for Minnesota. He'll serve as the designated hitter, likely an effort by the club to ease him back into the action. Donaldson has been a solid contributor, as evidenced by his .248/.356/.478 slash line with 16 homers, 44 RB, and 45 runs scored. He should be activated against Astros lefty Framber Valdez, considering he owns a .517 slugging percentage against southpaws compared to .460 against righties.
Source: Minnesota TwinsRotoBaller.com
Wed Aug 411:42Josh Donaldson Absent Once Again Wednesday
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Reds. This will be Donaldson's fifth missed game as he deals with a tight hamstring, though it's unclear if he'll require a trip to the injured list. The veteran slugger owns a solid .837 OPS and quality of contact metrics to back it up but, the injuries have been frustrating, to say the least. Luis Arraez will draw another start at third base and bat cleanup for Minnesota against Reds starter Luis Castillo. Arraez doesn't have much thump in his bat, though he has collected a hit in 14 of his last 16 games.
Source: Minnesota TwinsRotoBaller.com
Tue Aug 317:31Josh Donaldson To Miss Another Game Tuesday
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds. Donaldson tested out his injured hamstring but still felt tightness and will miss his fourth contest, though he will be available as a pinch hitter. Luis Arraez will start at third base and bat fifth for Minnesota against Reds' righty Tyler Mahle. Arraez should see some RBI chances from that slot in the lineup, but his limited power makes him a less favorable play than others in DFS realms.
Source: Phil MillerRotoBaller.com
Sun Aug 112:54Josh Donaldson Remains Out Of Lineup
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is out of the lineup for a third straight day on Sunday. Luis Arraez is at the hot corner again and batting cleanup for the finale in St. Louis. Donaldson was a late scratch ahead of Friday's game with hamstring tightness, though he is considered day-to-day. The lower-body injuries continue to pop up for the veteran third baseman, who has been a strong contributor when healthy. Fantasy managers should keep monitoring the news on Donaldson, who has an .840 OPS this year. Arraez has limited upside in terms of counting stats but was batting .375 in July before getting injured.
Source: Minneapolis Star TribuneRotoBaller.com
Sat Jul 3116:48Josh Donaldson Remains Out Saturday
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday for the contest against the Cardinals. He was a late scratch ahead of Friday's game with hamstring tightness, though he is considered day-to-day. The lower body injuries continue to pop up for the veteran third baseman, who has been a strong contributor when healthy. The recently-activated Luis Arraez will start at third base and bat cleanup. Arraez has limited upside in terms of counting stats but was batting .375 in July before getting injured.
Source: Minnesota TwinsRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 3020:54Josh Donaldson Out With Hamstring Tightness
Minnesota Twins shortstop Josh Donaldson (hamstring) was a late scratch on Friday night against St. Louis. Donaldson wasn't in the lineup either on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers, as his name was mentioned as a potential trade option. However, with the deadline passed, the veteran will remain with the team, although he is now dealing with a tight right hamstring. Donaldson is considered day-to-day, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he missed more time moving ahead. In the meantime, with the Twins playing a National League opponent, Willians Astudillo moved over to the hot corner while Miguel Sano was in charge of manning first.
Source: Dan HayesRotoBaller.com
Wed Jul 2813:08Josh Donaldson Not In Lineup Wednesday
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Tigers. There had been rumors earlier this week that he was drawing interest as a potential trade target, but it seems more likely his absence is simply a day off after playing in 14 straight games for Minnesota. With Donaldson out, Willians Astudillo is getting the start at third base and will bat sixth against Detroit.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Jul 2702:44Red Sox rally late, extend lead over Blue Jays with 5-4 win
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox rallied late for the second straight game, beating Toronto 5-4 on Monday night in the opener of an important series for the Blue Jays. Boston star Rafael Devers added a solo homer on the four-year anniversary of his first major-league shot. Bo Bichette hit a two-run homer for fourth-place Toronto, which fell to 10½ games behind in the East. Adam Ottavino (3-3) worked a scoreless inning for the win. Matt Barnes got the final three outs for his 22nd save. Toronto starter Thomas Hatch made just his second big-league start after being sidelined with a shoulder impingement since spring training. The 26-year-old right-hander gave up three runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Trevor Richards (1-1) took the loss. ANGELS 6, ROCKIES 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani pitched seven strong innings and hit an early RBI single as Los Angeles beat Colorado. Ohtani (5-1) gave up one run... [More]
Tue Jul 2701:54Red Sox rally late, extend lead over Blue Jays with 5-4 win
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox rallied late for the second straight game, beating Toronto 5-4 on Monday night in the opener of an important series for the Blue Jays. Boston star Rafael Devers added a solo homer on the four-year anniversary of his first major-league shot. Bo Bichette hit a two-run homer for fourth-place Toronto, which fell to 10½ games behind in the East. Adam Ottavino (3-3) worked a scoreless inning for the win. Matt Barnes got the final three outs for his 22nd save. Toronto starter Thomas Hatch made just his second big-league start after being sidelined with a shoulder impingement since spring training. The 26-year-old right-hander gave up three runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Trevor Richards (1-1) took the loss. ANGELS 6, ROCKIES 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani pitched seven strong innings and hit an early RBI single as Los Angeles beat Colorado. Ohtani (5-1) gave up one run... [More]
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