Watch: Donaldson hits grand slam in first rehab game

Newest Indians bat shows power in Columbus

Alex Hooper
September 03, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Sep 1, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) looks on from the dugout during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field.

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It did not take long for Josh Donaldson to bring the rain in the Cleveland Indians organization.

The 32-year-old walked in his first plate appearance during his rehab appearance with the Columbus Clippers before coming up in the 4th with the bases loaded.

Donaldson finished the day 1-for-2 with the walk and the slam. Indians Manager Terry Francona said the former AL MVP would be back with the Major League club on Tuesday to work out during a minor league off day, then will head off to Double-A Akron for their Eastern League Playoffs opener on Wednesday at 6:35.

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At the moment, Donaldson is expected to play in both games, though that has not been confirmed.