Ken Rosenthal reports that Josh Donaldson is likely to miss 2-4 weeks due to his right calf injury. He originally suffered the injury during spring training but was was placed on the disabled list on Friday after aggravating it. This is just the latest blow to a Blue Jays club which has lost J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez to injuries.
Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, is 9-for-29 with two homers on the young season.
According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.
Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.
Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.