The Twins have placed third baseman Josh Donaldson on the injured list with a strained right calf, Dan Hayes of The Athletic was among those to report. The move’s retroactive to Aug. 4, though it’s unclear how long Donaldson will take to recover.
Minnesota has gone all week without Donaldson, who suffered the injury July 31. It’s especially concerning when you consider that calf issues played a role in Donaldson’s limited 2018 between the Blue Jays and Indians. The former MVP returned to health and form a year ago as a Brave, though, and that was enough to convince a Twins club that hopes to push for a World Series title to sign him to a four-year, $92MM contract in free agency over the winter. The 34-year-old has since accumulated 27 plate appearances as a Twin and batted .182/.296/.318, though the team has still gotten off to a spectacular 10-3 start.
With Donaldson unavailable over the past several days, the Twins have turned to Marwin Gonzalez and Ehire Adrianza at the hot corner. Gonzalez has enjoyed a nice start, but Adrianza has begun poorly.
I hope Josh will be ok he’s getting up there in age so being placed on the IL sucks for him.
I hope this injury doesn’t linger. He’s a great player.
Josh should rest up and opt out
That’s an understandable sentiment coming from a Sox fan.
Some posters said that Donaldson would not get injured.
Braves were wise to not go 5
When it rains…
I don’t usually bring rain, but when I do, I wind up on the IL.
Josh Donaldson is just a stud, incredible player. I remember when A’s Billy Beane traded for Josh who was a minor league catcher with the Cubs. Oakland needed a third baseman as Eric Chavez had departed via free agency. The athletics tried Donaldson at third and wow what an incredible smart decision that was and what a player JD turned out to be.
Twins were crazy giving this guy 4 years!
Looking like Braves dodged a bullet not signing him. I’ll be the first to admit that I wanted the Braves to sign him. So far, bad decision :/
So a 2 week injury is all it took to convince you not to give a guy a 4 year deal?
that’s probably simmilar to what BVW when it was first clear when Lowrie was hitting the IL in 2019
He’s missing 10 days AT LEAST. As the article states “…though it’s unclear how long it will take Donaldson to recover. ” That’s about 1/6th of the season, at least. He started off cold, just like several other stars have, this abbreviated season. So in this context, the Twins got snake bit at least for this season but he could have another comeback in him.
Here we go again…..
Twinkies should hire and assign a personal trainer who specializes in strengthening calves to Donaldson to protect the team’s huge investment in this player.
Even as a White Sox fan, I wish him a speedy recovery. I hope he sucks when he faces the Sox, but I’ll never be happy that someone is injured.