Blue Jays’ Donaldson, Tulowitzki, Pillar out of lineup Wednesday

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Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki and Kevin Pillar will not be in the lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays in their series-ending matchup with the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday afternoon.

Russell Martin will take Donaldson’s place at third base, while Ryan Goins and Ezequiel Carrera will take Tulowitzki and Pillar’s spots at shortstop and centre field, respectively. Luke Maile will be behind the plate for the Blue Jays.

This is the second scheduled day off for Donaldson and Tulowitzki in less than a week. The star infielders didn’t play on May 27, just a day after both returned to the lineup following extended stays on the disabled list. That day off was part of a cautionary move to help the pair work back into the groove of the day-to-day grind and this seems to be the case with Wednesday’s decision.

With the exception of two games serving a suspension, Pillar has played every contest this season and is likely getting a scheduled day off, giving an opportunity to get the left-handed hitting Carrera some at-bats against right-handed Reds starter Tim Adleman.