Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said All-Star third basemen Josh Donaldson should return to the field in the "next couple days."
“He’ll be back out there in the next couple days. He looked good,” Gibbons told reporters on Saturday before his team's clash against the New York Yankees from Rogers Centre.
Donaldson will serve as the team's designated hitter for a second straight game after struggling to make the throw to first base on Opening Day on Thursday.
Gibbons says everything is "structurally" fine with the arm, but will serve as DH in order to get it back to where it needs to be.
Donaldson told reporters that he feels his throwing arm is headed in the right direction after taking grounders earlier Saturday.
The 32-year-old dealt with calf injuries to start the 2017 season but still finished with a .270 average with 33 home runs and 78 RBIs over 113 games.
Donaldson will be a free-agent at season's end.
In other news, second baseman Devon Travis, who has dealt with numerous injuries over his short career, will get the day off on Saturday. Gibbons says the 27-year-old will be on a schedule where he plays two games before getting one off.