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Mar 9, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics infielder Josh Donaldson (20) runs the bases after a home run in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Athletics' Josh Donaldson was removed from today's game

The Oakland Athletics have taken a couple hits early on when it comes to their pitching staff. Both A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker will be opening up the 2014 season on the disabled list, now the organization is hoping they won’t have to deal with anything like this when it comes to position players.

Today during a match up against the Cincinnati Reds, third baseman Josh Donaldson was removed from the game due to tightness in his right calf according to John Hickey on Twitter.

Donaldson has been playing extremely well this Spring, putting up a batting line of .371/.500/.871 across the board with two home runs, seven RBI’s off seven hits.

The decision to remove him was precautionary and it appears that the injury isn’t that serious. But he should be sitting out a game or two.

The 28 year old infielder finished the 2013 season with 24 home runs, 93 RBI’s and a batting line of .301/.499/.883. So it’s safe to say that he’s seeing the ball fairly well.

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