Blue Jays’ Stroman to start Saturday, Donaldson won’t travel west

MLB insider Shi Davidi says this year's trade deadline is an important opportunity for the Blue Jays to be creative and re-stock themselves, and they "need to make sure they get something right."

The Toronto Blue Jays will welcome right-hander Marcus Stroman back to their starting rotation Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Stroman has been out of action since May 8 due to a right shoulder problem. The 27-year-old has struggled in 2018, going 0-5 with a 7.71 ERA in seven starts.

In other injury news, star third baseman Josh Donaldson won’t travel with the Blue Jays on their upcoming Western trip through Los Angeles and Houston. Donaldson will resume workouts in Florida with an eye on getting into rehab games once his calf permits.

Donaldson, who has not appeared in a game since May 28, has been reduced to a .234/.333/.423 batting line in 36 games.

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