Donaldson leaves A's game with tightness in right calf

Donaldson leaves A's game with tightness in right calf
March 16, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Josh Donaldson entered Sunday's game with seven hits, including two home runs, in 28 Cactus League at-bats. (USATSI)

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. – A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson left Sunday’s exhibition against Cincinnati with tightness in his right calf, a move that Oakland manager Bob Melvin said was a precaution.

Donaldson grounded out twice and then was replaced by Alden Carrithers at third base for the bottom of the fourth.

“It was just a little tightness in his calf," Melvin said. "He could have played. I don’t expect it to be a problem. He's off (Monday) anyway. I expect him to play the next day.”

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