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.
Back in May, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said he’d retire if the Yankees won the World Series. That still may be the plan, but he recently told MLB.com that he’s going to try to pitch in 2019, health willing:
“I’m start to start. I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I’m done. But if I can stay healthy — if my knee holds up — hopefully I’ll play one more.”
Sabathia is enjoying a nice late-career renaissance, having transformed himself from the dominant lefty he used to be to a crafty one over the past several seasons. Sabathia will turn 38 on Saturday, but he’s having another solid season. He has a 3.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts.
Will a World Series decide whether he hangs ’em up? Will his knee? Guess we’ll know by November.