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Josh Donaldson to miss 2-4 weeks


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.

Giants sign Darin Ruf to minor league contract

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The Athletic’s Jayson Stark reports that the Giants have signed 1B/OF Darin Ruf to a minor league contract.

Ruf, 33, played parts of five seasons in the majors with the Phillies from 2012-16, enjoying occasional offensive success. He spent the last three seasons in the KBO League in South Korea with the Samsung Lions, reigniting his career. Ruf hit an aggregate .313/.404/.564 with 86 home runs and 350 RBI over 1,756 plate appearances.

Ruf joins an ever-increasing list of players whose major league careers fizzled out, then found new life overseas — Eric Thames and Miles Mikolas are a couple of examples. Ruf will hope to prove himself as a big leaguer once more in spring training with the Giants.