Reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson had to be restrained during an argument with Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
Reigning American League MVP and Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson had to be restrained from manager John Gibbons during Toronto’s 7–4 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Donaldson was returning to the dugout after a strikeout and threw his bat toward the team bench, which earned him a talking to from Gibbons. Donaldson went right back at his manager, inching up toward his face until he was held back by teammates.
After the game, Donaldson joked the spat was actually a conversation about cologne.
“Hit my bat against the thing, Gibby asked me what kind of cologne I was wearing,” Donaldson told reporters. “I said it's this new cologne called Tom Ford I just got. He’s like, ‘Really?’ So he got kinda close to me I guess got a good whiff of it and it's like, ‘Hey man back up,’ so I was like, ‘I'll give you some after the game,’ so we were separated.”
Donaldson went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday. He is hitting .289 with 28 homers and 80 RBI this season.