The Rangers have agreed to acquire utilityman Jason Donald from the Royals, a source tells MLBTR. Hunter Samuels of Kings of Kauffman first reported the trade via Twitter.
Donald, 29, owns a career .257/.309/.362 line in 603 career MLB plate appearances, which he compiled with the Indians over 2010-12. He has spent each of the last two seasons at the Triple-A level, slashing .219...
According to Paul Hoynes (Cleveland Indians Beat Writer – Cleveland Plain Dealer) Jason Donald and Shin-Soo Choo will move down I-71 and join the National League Champion Cincinnati Reds.
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GM Chris Antonetti just told Jason Donald that he and Choo have been traded to the Reds. #indians.
In a three way deal, Reds SS prospect Didi Gregorius goes to the Arizona...
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jason Donald didn't fall into the stands after a catch -- he dove into them for the out against the Detroit Tigers yesterday.
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“The Cleveland Indians today announced DH TRAVIS HAFNER has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List (retroactive to August 6) with lower back inflammation. To replace Hafner on the 25-man roster the Indians recalled INF JASON DONALD from Triple-A Columbus.
Hafner begins his second stint on the Major League DL this season and is hitting .239 (48-201) with 6 doubles...
The Tribe officially placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenall on the DL with a fractured wrist and recalled infielder Jason Donald. WTAM’s Nick Camino tweets:
#Indians recall INF Jason Donald from Triple-A Columbus. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall put on DL.
— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) June 30, 2012
The 27-year old Donald, a career .264 hitter, is batting a scant .178 for the Tribe in 2012...
Jason Donald could have come to camp this spring with four or five different gloves, but the Indians' utility man decided to keep things simple.
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“As for Donald, he can play third base, shortstop and second base. Acta said Donald won’t be seeing much time in the outfield early in in camp, given the high volume...
Most of this off-season, I’ve been hoping the Indians trade Jason Donald.
This stance developed for two main reasons, neither of which had anything to do with a lack of confidence in Jason Donald.
First, I really do think Donald has some legitimate value, which might at first seem an odd reason to want to trade him. As I’ve written before, his minor league numbers look pretty...
The climb back from injury and to the Majors helped Jason Donald appreciate things a little more this season. Now, it has him looking forward to whatever role might await him when spring returns in 2012.