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Yankees’ Josh Donaldson gets rude reception in Minnesota return

MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Donaldson had a memorable return to Minnesota.

He was booed by the group earlier than every of his at-bats then needed to duck out of the way in which of a 97 mph fastball from Trevor Megill in the highest of the ninth of the Yankees’ 10-4 win over the Twins.

Donaldson stated he had “no idea” if the pitch that buzzed him was intentional.

“I used to be simply attempting to get out of the way in which of the ball,’’ Donaldson stated.

He singled and walked however is simply 2-for-14 since getting back from the IL following a cortisone shot to his proper shoulder.

Prior to Tuesday’s recreation, Donaldson stated the shoulder “feels great.”

He attributed the dearth of productiveness on the plate to the time he missed — an absence that started with a stint on the COVID IL then the cortisone injection.

“My timing hasn’t quite been where I want it and that’s to be expected,’’ Donaldson said. “[Getting] reps is a big part of it.”

Aaron Boone famous Donaldson has been drawing walks and hit a protracted sacrifice fly to drive in the game-winning run on Sunday in opposition to the Tigers in The Bronx.

This can be Donaldson’s first journey again to Target Field because the March commerce that despatched him to the Yankees.

He stated he had “no regrets” about his time in Minnesota, however acknowledged he and the staff didn’t play in addition to he needed after signing his free-agent deal.


After requesting a commerce when he was optioned, Miguel Andujar reported to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and was scheduled to be in the lineup on Tuesday earlier than the sport was washed out.


Phil Nevin, who was ousted as third base coach by the Yankees after final season, was named interim supervisor of the Angels following the firing of Joe Maddon.

Boone, a longtime good friend of Nevin, known as the information “emotional.”

“I’m really excited for him,” Boone stated of Nevin, who was the Angels third base coach. “I think he’ll do great. He’s such a great baseball guy and certainly paid his dues. He was probably close to landing a [managerial] job a few different times. He’s poured a lot into this game.”