Sports Blue Jays' Donaldson nursing calf injury

05:36  14 march  2018
05:36  14 march  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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This should come as deja vu for Toronto Blue Jays fans. Third baseman Josh Donaldson , who hasn't appeared in a spring training game since Saturday, is dealing with a calf issue. The team doesn't see it as serious, though nothing is concrete.

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will likely miss the first couple of weeks of spring training with a right calf strain. Donaldson said last year's calf injury was on his left leg, not his right.

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This should come as deja vu for Toronto Blue Jays fans.

Third baseman Josh Donaldson, who hasn't appeared in a spring training game since Saturday, is dealing with a calf issue. The team doesn't see it as serious, though nothing is concrete.

"Not sure," manager John Gibbons told Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith when asked about Donaldson's return to the lineup. "Next few days, I would think. We'll see."

Barring a minor-league appearance, Donaldson isn't expected to return until at least Friday's Grapefruit League contest against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Related: Donaldson not worried about lack of spring at-bats

The former American League MVP missed time in 2017 due to a nagging calf issue and wasn't quite himself at the plate until the second half. He's been used sparingly this spring, going 3-for-11 in parts of seven games.

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