MILWAUKEE — The Minnesota Twins have positioned third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day injured listing with a gentle proper hamstring pressure.
The transfer comes two days after Donaldson appeared to harm himself working the bases on a double within the first inning of the Twins’ season-opening 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Donaldson stayed on the bases for the rest of that half inning however didn’t be part of the Twins on the sphere for the underside of the inning.
“We wish to not be short-sighted on this however sort of consider the lengthy haul as properly,” the three-time All-Star and 2015 AL MVP mentioned Saturday.
Donaldson, 35, performed simply 28 video games as a result of a calf damage. final season in his first 12 months with the Twins since signing a four-year, $92 million contract. Donaldson batted .222 with a .373 on-base share, six homers and 11 RBIs.
The Twins are optimistic this damage isn’t as extreme.
“There’s some cautiousness concerned,” supervisor Rocco Baldelli mentioned. “We wish to be certain he’s 100% clearly earlier than he takes the sphere, however we’re not sitting right here pondering he’s going to overlook a variety of time due to this.”
The Twins recalled outfielder Brent Rooker from the taxi squad to take Donaldson’s spot on the roster. Rooker hit .316 with one homer and 5 RBIs in seven video games for the Twins final season.