The Toronto Blue Jays have placed third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled with right shoulder inflammation.
Donaldson, the AL’s Most Valuable player in 2015, is batting .239 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 12 games.
Toronto announced that Donaldson was sent for additional imaging procedures. No structural damage or instability was found. He’s been dealing with the injury since the beginning of the season and will go through a throwing program in Florida.
Donaldson had been playing through the issue since Opening Day, and he was limited to designated-hitter duties for a short stint due to trouble throwing across the diamond. The team had called it a "dead arm" issue.
Donaldson led the league with 41 home runs and 123 RBIs in 2015. He’s been selected to the All-Star team three times.
Outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has been called up from Triple-A Buffalo.
Hernandez was hitting .278 with a pair of homers and three RBIs in four games at Triple-A. Last year, the 25-year-old played 26 games with the big league club and hit .261 with eight home runs and 20 RBIs.
The Blue Jays open a three-game series in Cleveland on Friday night.