Blue Jays’ Donaldson leaves ALDS Game 1 after taking knee to head
The Rogers Centre has claimed two third basemen in one day.
In Game 1 of the ALDS between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, Adrian Beltre was forced out of the game early with a back injury.
A few innings later, Blue Jays third baseman/AL MVP candidate Josh Donaldson took a knee to the head from Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor. Donaldson remained in the game, but was removed in the fifth inning for "precautionary reasons" when Ezequiel Carrera pinch-hit for him.
Needless to say, this is not a good development for either club considering how important each player is to his respective team.
This will be something to watch as the series progresses, for sure.
Donaldson removed for precautionary reasons after getting kneed in the head. Being evaluated now.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 8, 2015