Josh Donaldson struggles
Josh Donaldson. Source – New York Post

The New York Yankees have not been at the same caliber that they would have hoped to be. The team is struggling with various injuries, and one of them that stands out is Josh Donalson. He has talked about his injury openly. And it looks like he is still struggling with tightness in the hamstring even after treatment.

Talking more about his injury, Josh said, “I was doing something defensively and made a throw on it and felt it.” But he did not feel it very much until the game ended. Although he felt restrictions in his movements because of the stretch. His injury came as a surprise because he was about to join the main team soon. But the fans have shared a weird reaction to his injury and his comeback extension. Apparently, they are happier not to see him making a comeback in the team.


Why Are Fans Happy About Josh Donaldson’s Injury?

Donaldson’s injury means that he will be out of the team for a longer time giving younger prospects like Oswald Peraza his place. Fans think that Pereza could be a better prospect for the team than Josh. He also performed well on his season debut, as he was 1-3 on Tuesday. Moreover, they don’t believe that Josh holds the capabilities to lead the team to the win. Therefore the fans have been harsh on him. Check out their reactions.

It is within the rights of the fans to boo the players that they do not like, even if they are on their team. But celebrating a player’s injury is not something that is seen very often in sports. Even the worst players should not receive such a harsh reaction, let alone Donaldson, who has lacked to perform only in the last two years. He has been a former MVP and should receive more respect. But as of now, he is not coming back any time soon.

Will The Yankees Put Josh Back In The Team

Josh Donalson has been a crucial figure in the Yankees. He has also shown some signs of greatness in the past, which makes him part of the team. However, his recent stint has not been much famous among the fans. The slugger has also failed to perform consistently, which does not make his case any stronger. And if he continues to display his downfall, the team will look for a much better replacement for him.

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Statistically, the 37-year-old has struggled to make it in the past two years. Last year, Josh only hit .222 year in all of his 132 games, with 15 homers, 62 RBI, 52 runs, and a .082 OPS. This season he is just hitting .125 with a home run, an RBI, and two runs.