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[April 08, 2016]    April 6 (The Sports Xchange) - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson left Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays after he limped out of the box on a ground ball in the seventh inning.

The Blue Jays shifted second baseman Darwin Barney to third base and inserted Ryan Goins in at second to replace Donaldson, who had hit a three-run homer in the third inning.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after the 5-3 loss that Donaldson has a strained calf and is day to day.

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The Seattle Mariners outrighted catcher Rob Brantly to Triple-A Tacoma.

Brantly, 26, was designated for assignment on Sunday when the Mariners set their Opening Day roster.

The Mariners had claimed Brantly off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on March 12.

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San Francisco Giants outfielder Denard Span was left out of the starting lineup after being stricken by a flu bug that has been working its way through the clubhouse. He did pinch hit Wednesday and struck out.

Span had gone 3-for-8 with a home run, five RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base in the first two games of the season.

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Baltimore Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman (right shoulder strain) threw 30 pitches on in a simulated game.

The goal is for him to be activated April 19. (Editing by Larry Fine) ))

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