Blue Jays’ stars are dropping like flies, injury updates

Apr 9, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) looks on from the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (5) looks on from the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 9, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) throws his bat as he swings during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) throws his bat as he swings during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Third Baseman- Josh Donaldson

The 2015 MVP has been sorely missed in a struggling lineup, and at the moment there is no reported timeline for his return.

Donaldson has been out since he left the game on April 13th while legging out a double. At the time the Blue Jays had hoped he would only missed the minimum 10 days before getting back on the field, but his calf injury hasn’t responded the way he or the club would have hoped.

For as talented as the Florida native is, he’s also struggled to stay healthy over the last two seasons, with his calves being the primary culprit keeping him from staying on the field. He dealt with tightness throughout much of the spring and didn’t appear until later in the Grapefruit League schedule, and the issue lingered into the regular season.

The hope is that when he returns he’ll be able to put the issue completely behind him, which perhaps explains the length of time he’s spent on the DL. The tweet from Arash Madani from a few days ago explains where he’s currently at, and the hopefully the mentality behind his rehab.

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