Josh Donaldson Almost Ready For Debut With Indians

Ruben Hill
September 4, 2018

Cleveland put the former AL MVP on the 10-day disabled list Monday, giving him time to continue building back to full strength on a rehab assignment after missing most of the season. He walked and lined out before homering against Toledo.

Donaldson is playing third base and batting second on Monday for Triple-A Columbus.

The 2015 AL MVP was acquired on Friday in a trade with Toronto.

Donaldson has not played since May 29 with a calf injury and encountered setbacks during his rehab that kept him out far longer than originally expected. The DL move is retroactive to September 1, so Donaldson could be activated early next week, but he will miss the four-game series in Toronto that begins Thursday. Jason Kipnis will be moving to the outfield.

"If you aren't ready, you can get exposed very quickly in the big leagues", Donaldson said.

The 32-year-old Donaldson hasn't played in a major league game since May 28.

The Cleveland Indians don't know when Josh Donaldson will be ready to contribute on the field, but he says he's getting closer to his debut.

Donaldson won't be with the Indians when they visit Toronto for a four-game series that begins Thursday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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