Reigning American League MVP Josh Donaldson was not in the Toronto Blue Jays’ starting lineup for the second night in a row.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says that Donaldson jammed his hip in Sunday’s 11-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Donaldson also missed Toronto’s 3-2 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
Darwin Barney started at third base in place of Donaldson while outfielder Jose Bautista will hit in the No. 2 spot in the lineup against Tampa Bay’s Drew Smyly.
Donaldson, who’s hitless in a career-worst seven games, going 0 for 23 with seven strikeouts in that span, is batting .284 with 34 homers and 92 RBIs through 138 games.
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