The Blue Jays have placed third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Donaldson has been fighting a bum shoulder since spring training, and it’s impacted his ability to throw. He recently underwent additional tests, which showed no new injury and no structural damage. The Jays say, though, that Donaldson’s throwing ability “has not improved to his desired level.” Yangervis Solarte will handle third base while Donaldson is out.
Donaldson is 11-for-46 with three homers on the year.
Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.
Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.
That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.