Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has made the American League All-Star roster each of the last three years, but does not believe he deserves a spot on the team this year.
“I’m not an All-Star, look at my numbers,” Donaldson told Blue Jays Radio Play-By-Play Broadcaster Mike Wilner.
Donaldson, who missed over a month of action this season with a calf injury, is batting .265 with eight home runs and 20 RBIs this season heading into Thursday night’s game against the Orioles.
MLB All-Star voting ends Thursday night just before midnight ET. Donaldson is currently locked in a tight battle between Twins third baseman Miguel Sano and the Indians’ Jose Ramirez.
Donaldson will be a strong candidate to be picked by manager Terry Francona even if he isn’t automatically voted onto the roster. But for now, he does not believe he is deserving of a spot.
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