Blue Jays’ Donaldson dealing with soreness in calves and legs

Shi Davidi joined Evanka Osmak and Donnovan Bennett to discuss the latest development in the Josh Donaldson situation, as the Blue Jays explore options to find a way to part ways with the former MVP.

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson won’t be in the lineup for single-A Dunedin Wednesday due to soreness in his calves and legs.

The Blue Jays reportedly “want Donaldson gone” and were hoping to place the slugger on waivers Wednesday with the hopes of trading him by the Aug. 31 deadline. This development would put a serious wrinkle in that plan.

Donaldson has been out of the Blue Jays lineup since May 28, but started a rehab assignment in Dunedin on Tuesday night. He had an RBI single and a walk in three plate appearances and played five innings at third base.

In 36 games for Toronto this season, the former American League MVP hit .234/.333/.423 with five home runs and 16 RBIs.


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