Wysłany: 2019-01-30, 07:56 The Cleveland Indians knew what they were getting
CLEVELAND (AP) — when they traded for Josh Donaldson — a former MVP who could help them reach the World Series. They just don’t know when they’ll be getting him on the field.Donaldson doesn’t Paul Molitor Jersey , either, but he said Sunday he’s close to being healthy enough to return. Acquired late Friday in a trade with Toronto, he has played in only 36 games because of shoulder and calf issues.“It’s been difficult,” he said before Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. “If I was writing a book it’s not how I would have wanted it to go, but hopefully it has a happy ending.”Donaldson took several rounds of batting practice http://www.brewersfanpros...in-yount-jersey , ran the bases and did agility drills Sunday.“I’m excited because my body’s come to the point now where I feel very much comfortable in going out there and playing — and not just playing at an ordinary level — but at a very high level as well,” he said.Indians president Chris Antonetti and manager Terry Francona met with Donaldson after his workout. It’s still unclear what Donaldson will need to do before he’s ready to take over at third base. He could continue to work with the team or play on a minor league rehab assignment.“That’s what we’re still working on,” Donaldson said. “Whenever that schedule is finalized between all parties, I’m sure it’s going to be addressed, how we’re going to move forward.”The 32-year-old Donaldson batted .234 with five home runs and 16 RBIs this season for the Blue Jays. He hasn’t played since May 28 because of the calf injury. He also was out from April 11-May 2 with a shoulder problem.“I feel very good about where I am right now Matt Garza Jersey ,” Donaldson said. “I’d rather not talk about it. I’d rather you see it and judge for yourself.”Donaldson’s addition will cause position changes. Jose Ramirez will move from third to second and Jason Kipnis, the starting second baseman, will begin taking fly balls in center field.Antonetti acknowledged the situation will lead to uncertainty, especially since it isn’t clear when Donaldson will be ready.“They’re obviously tied together,” he said. “All three guys with Kip http://www.brewersfanpros...hen-vogt-jersey , Josh and Jose. All of their plans are interdependent. Once we have an idea what Josh’s plan will be, that will inform our conversations with Jason and Jose.” NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts is back in Boston’s lineup, hitting leadoff as the designated hitter while the Red Sox try to clinch the AL East at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.Betts was pulled from a game Sunday with a left side injury. After the team’s day off Monday, Betts was held out of the lineup Tuesday night against New York.Manager Alex Cora originally had Betts slated to play center field Tuesday, but when rain pushed back the scheduled first pitch about six hours Christian Yelich Jersey , Cora sat the AL MVP candidate to keep him away from the soggy conditions.Boston can lock up the division with a victory. It would mark the second time in three years the Red Sox celebrated a division title in the Bronx.Betts leads the majors with a .337 average and also has 29 homers, 28 steals and 72 RBIs as Boston’s leadoff man.