NEW YORK – Josh Donaldson has been activated from the 10-day injury list and in the New York Yankees lineup on Friday night for the first time since he was suspended from Major League Baseball by a comment to Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson.
Donaldson was suspended from a game for making several references to Jackie Robinson while talking to Anderson on May 21st. Donaldson appealed to discipline.
Donaldson played the next day against Chicago but has been out of the lineup ever since due to COVID-19 and inflammation of his right shoulder. He was scheduled to play in third base and in the batting cleanup against the Detroit Tigers on his return.
The 2015 AL MVP hit .239 with five homers, 15 RBIs and a .764 OPS in 37 games in his first season with New York.
Donaldson was isolated from the team for several days after the Anderson incident because he had symptoms of COVID-19. During that time, he apologized to the Robinson family. Upon his return, he said he was hurt because his teammates did not support him.
However, he is likely to receive a warm welcome from fans, after they booed Anderson in the May 22 series finale against the White Sox.
Boone said slugger Giancarlo Stanton could be activated outside the 10-day IL this weekend. Stanton has been sidelined due to a strain on his right calf and may return on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Yankees reliever Chad Green has been operated on by Tommy John and will likely be out until at least the summer of 2023.
New York said the right ulnar collateral ligament was rebuilt Wednesday by Texas Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister at Trinity Park Surgery Center in Arlington, Texas.
Green, 31, is eligible for free agency after this year’s World Series. He was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 games when he was injured during the sixth inning in Baltimore on May 19.
Green said after the game that he felt discomfort in his right forearm. The Yankees colochroned the 15-day wounded list two days later and moved him to the 60-day wounded list on May 27th.
Green is 33-22 with a 3.17 ERA in seven Major League seasons and has a $ 4 million salary this year. He was 10-7 with a 3.12 ERA in 67 appearances last year, striking out 99 in 83 2/3 innings.
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Donaldson of the Yanks out of IL, making the first outing since Anderson’s sanction
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