JOSH DONALDSON NEWS

Orioles Complain About Rogers Centre Turf, Considered Boycott

The Toronto Blue Jays installed new turf at the Rogers Centre this season to hold them over until the stadium’s eventual conversion to real grass for the 2017 season. The old AstroTurf played super fast, was rock hard and bounced high. In a stadium that is considered home run friendly, the old turf helped jack up high scores and played a certain way. For visiting teams they had...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending April 23rd

Talk about a dramatic week at the top of the charts – we’ve got a brand new top three for the season, and a new leader on THE LIST for the season. 1. Alex Rodriguez vs Nathan Karns, 477 feet (April 17th) I love this homer. I’ve never seen anyone smash a ball up to the Captain Morgan bar at the Trop. A-Rod absolutely killed this baseball. 2. Josh Donaldson vs Chris Tillman,...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending April 23rd

Talk about a dramatic week at the top of the charts – we’ve got a brand new top three for the season, and a new leader on THE LIST for the season. 1. Alex Rodriguez vs Nathan Karns, 477 feet (April 17th) I love this homer. I’ve never seen anyone smash a ball up to the Captain Morgan bar at the Trop. A-Rod absolutely killed this baseball. 2. Josh Donaldson vs Chris Tillman,...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday's home run salute: Donaldson's 481-footer, Stanton's laser

Thursday was a good day if you dig the long ball. The day's blue ribbon went to Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, whose 481-foot home run was the majors' longest of the year, bettering the 477-foot shot that the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez sent into the Tropicana Field seats last week. Donaldson, acquired in an offseason deal that sent Brett Lawrie to Oakland, has given Toronto...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Drew Smyly hasn't been stretched out during his rehab stint but with Tampa Bay's starting rotation ravaged by injury and the back end struggling, the Rays are ready to activate him from the disabled list. He'll start Friday night's series opener against a Toronto Blue Jays team led by the red-hot Josh Donaldson, who has...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-Rays Preview

Drew Smyly hasn't been stretched out during his rehab stint but with Tampa Bay's starting rotation ravaged by injury and the back end struggling, the Rays are ready to activate him from the disabled list. He'll start Friday night's series opener against a Toronto Blue Jays team led by the red-hot Josh Donaldson, who has given Smyly trouble in the past. Sidelined with left shoulder...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hutchison gets win, Blue Jays beat Orioles 7-6

TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Drew Hutchison pitched eight strong innings and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of Baltimore, beating the Orioles 7-6 on Thursday night. Toronto won for the fourth time in five games and finished its season opening homestand at 5-5. The Orioles have lost four straight. Hutchison (2-0) was perfect through five innings...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson's walk-off homer in 10th lifts Blue Jays over Braves

  Josh Donaldson hit his third home run in two days, a leadoff shot in the 10th inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Saturday. Donaldson's drive into the second deck of the left-field stands was his third hit of the afternoon. He hit 29 homers last year with Oakland, was traded to Toronto in the offseason and launched his first two home runs Friday...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson's homer in 10th lifts Blue Jays over Braves 6-5

TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit his third home run in two days, a leadoff shot in the 10th inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Saturday. Donaldson's drive into the second deck of the left-field stands was his third hit of the afternoon. He hit 29 homers last year with Oakland, was traded to Toronto in the offseason and launched his first two home...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: 5 Surprise Early Season Surgers

While we frequently say it’s prudent to have patience with your roster because you spent all offseason researching and you shouldn’t let 10 troublesome days cloud your thoughts on a player, that doesn’t mean all early-April roster moves are bad. On this date in 2013, Josh Donaldson was a fairly no-name third baseman off to a hot start — 8 R, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB, .258 BA ...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Apr 15

Yesterday was a disappointing day for the Official Lineup. Matt Andriese and the Rays shut down the Blue Jays’ thumpers — Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista combined for 2.00 points and neither Jose Reyes nor Josh Donaldson managed double digits. Garrett Jones, my massive sleeper for the day that I had in all lineups, went hitless, and Jake Arrieta, who I chose over Matt Harvey...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Over 50,000 fans in Montreal watch Blue Jays beat Reds

MONTREAL (AP) Josh Donaldson homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-1 Saturday before a crowd of 50,231 at Olympic Stadium. The Blue Jays earned a split of a two-game set with Cincinnati that drew 96,545. The fans rallied, hoping to show Major League Baseball they want big league ball back after losing the Expos to Washington following the 2004 season. Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 American League Predictions

A.L. East Toronto Blue Jays – That’s right, your eyes have not deceived you. The Blue Jays will finally make it to the playoffs for the first time since they won the 1993 World Series. Now this prediction shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, but the additions of Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin, in my opinion, are what will propel this team to the top. Yes, Marcus Stroman...
Via Hot Stove MLB
22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB Off Season Moves That Would Have Made Great April Fool’s Jokes

April is here. You know what that means. A lot of dumb jokes attempting to fool those who obviously don’t know what the date is. However, here are some real stories in Major League Baseball that could easily pass as April Fool’s jokes. You are not being Punk’d, these actually happened. Alex Rodriguez Apologizing in Writing The New York Yankees had to say goodbye to a legend...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays go deep 4 times, beat Phillies 10-6

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson each hit long home runs Tuesday, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Encarnacion's two-run shot off Sean O'Sullivan in the first inning went over batter's eye screen in center field. It was the first of the spring for Encarnacion, who has struggled to a .118 average...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Primed for Division Crown

Part three of a five-part series on the American League East sees us examining why it is the Toronto Blue Jays‘ year to finally win the division. The Blue Jays had a busy offseason adding two big bats in Josh Donaldson from the Oakland Athletics and Russell Martin via free agency. They finally addressed their biggest need in signing Martin to a five-year deal. Donaldson has become...
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 14: Shutout on the road

New York Yankees 0 — Toronto Blue Jays 1In the road half of today’s New York Yankees split squad, the Toronto Blue Jays hosted the Yankees.After the Yankees were sent down in order, former Yankee Russell Martin started the bottom of the first inning with a double against Esmil Rogers. Devon Travis would go down swinging and Josh Donaldson would hit a single to left field. Brett...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: The Value of Marco Estrada

The Blue Jays may have won the winter by acquiring Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin, but no team has lost the spring more than Toronto, who saw young hurler Marcus Stroman tear his ACL in a workout on Tuesday morning. Surgery to repair the ligament will cost him the entire season, and opens up a […]
Via Fangraphs
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Donaldson, Buehrle lead Blue Jays past Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Josh Donaldson homered and Mark Buehrle threw two scoreless innings in his spring debut as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Saturday. Buehrle worked around two straight singles by the Phillies to open the game. Blue Jays pitchers then combined to retire 18 consecutive hitters until Darin Ruf's single in the seventh ended that streak...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays Need Maicer Izturis To Be Useful

The Blue Jays have new players up and down their lineup — Russell Martin, Justin Smoak, Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders, Devon Travis, etc. Dalton Pompey basically qualifies here as well. But one incumbent player may end up being just as, if not more, important than all of the new acquisitions — middle infielder Maicer Izturis. […]
Via Fangraphs
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #37: Josh Donaldson | 3B | TOR

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! After our Draft Guide was released, we received a Facebook message from one of our most loyal readers, Jordan P.: Why is Josh Donaldson’s projection not as high as I expected batting in a prime spot in the potent Jays lineup (and Rogers Centre)? Great question. You can find Donaldson’s 2015 projection...
Via Baseball Professor
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Donaldson ready for new chapter with Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Josh Donaldson hasn't quite gotten used to seeing a reflection of himself in the bright blue hue of a Toronto Blue Jays uniform. ''It matches the eyes,'' he quipped Tuesday. Acquired from Oakland in November for third baseman Brett Lawrie and three other players, Donaldson was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2007 and was traded to the Athletics a year later. He...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Josh Donaldson Lost His Arbitration Hearing

On Saturday, newly-acquired Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson lost his first arbitration hearing. Being a Super Two, Donaldson will have at maximum three more attempts through the arbitration process — barring an extension, of course. The salary Donaldson will receive through the arbitration process for the 2015 season is now disparaging lower than one might think...
Via Baseball Essential
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Star Donaldson loses arbitration hearing to Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson has lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration. He was awarded $4.3 million on Friday by Steven Wolf, Robert Herzog and Gary Kendellen rather than his $5.75 million request. The 29-year-old Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBIs in 158 games last season for Oakland and was traded to Toronto in December...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays beat All-Star Josh Donaldson in salary arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson has lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration. He was awarded $4.3 million on Friday by Steven Wolf, Robert Herzog and Gary Kendellen rather than his $5.75 million request. The 29-year-old Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBIs in 158 games last season for Oakland and was traded to Toronto in December...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss
Blue Jays News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder

Report: Wainwright likely done for year

UAB player brings helmet to graduation

Leah Still scores in Temple spring game

Sanchez shares thoughts on Tebow

Stephen A. Smith blasts Tom Brady

Kris Humphries apologizes for Jenner tweet

Five most boring NFL prime time matchups for 2015

Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota: Perception vs. reality

Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.