Josh Donaldson arrived with his Oakland Athletics teammates for Friday's spring training game against the Seattle Mariners with his equipment bag but not his customary No. 20 jersey.
Furnished with a temporary top with No. 98, Donaldson broke out of an 0-for-15 slump with a pair of long home runs as Oakland's game against Seattle was rained out in the top of the fourth inning with the Athletics ahead 12-1 Friday.
''The last couple of days I've been working on a couple of things in the cage, and the biggest thing for me is just getting comfortable in the box,'' Donaldson said. ''I was able to get pretty comfortable and get a couple of good pitches to hit.''
Donaldson hit a two-run homer and a solo shot. Seth Smith and Michael Choice also hit two-run homers for the A's, and Shane Peterson had a solo drive.
None of the stats count because the game wasn't official.
''Everybody had good at-bats, certainly Donaldson,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''I don't care if the wind was b...