Jays slugger Donaldson day to day with sore right hip
TORONTO (AP) Toronto Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson is day to day with a sore right hip, but the reigning AL MVP hopes to return Wednesday.
With Donaldson out of the lineup for a second straight day Tuesday, Jose Bautista moves from cleanup to the second spot his teammate usually occupies.
Donaldson jammed his hip sliding into a base in Sunday's loss to Boston. The three-time All-Star third baseman sat Monday amid a career-worst seven game hitless streak. He's 0 for 23 with seven strikeouts in that span.
Donaldson has played in 138 of Toronto's 143 games. He's batting .284 with 34 homers and 92 RBIs.
Entering Tuesday's game, Toronto trails Boston by two games in the AL East. The Blue Jays lead the wild-card standings, one game ahead of Baltimore.