fbpx

Twins place third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) on injured list

Sep 17, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (24) hits a home run against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 17, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (24) hits a home run against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day injured list on Saturday due to a mild right hamstring strain.

The move is retroactive to Friday. He sustained the injury while running the bases after hitting a double in the first inning of Thursday’s season-opening 6-5 loss at Milwaukee.

A three-time All-Star and the 2015 American League MVP, Donaldson is in his second season with Minnesota after signing a four-year, $92 million contract in January 2020.

MLB trade rumors: Updates on latest news, buzz entering 2021 season

He batted .222 with six homers and 11 RBIs in 28 games with the Twins in 2020. He is a .272 career hitter with 225 home runs and 656 RBIs in 1,067 games with the Oakland A’s, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves and Twins.

In a corresponding move, Minnesota recalled outfielder Brent Rooker from the taxi squad to replace Donaldson on the 26-man roster.

Rooker, 26, made his major league debut last year and hit.316 with one homer and five RBIs in seven games.

–Field Level Media

MLB games today: Full TV schedule, probable pitchers for April 3