NEW YORK —It was injured when After he made an offensive comment about the White Sox star, his teammates refused to back him. Tony La Russa, Chicago manager, called Jackie Robinson racist.
Major League Baseball suspended Donaldson for one game for multiple references to Robinson during a conversation with Anderson on May 21. Donaldson appealed the discipline.
Anderson stated that he was in agreement with La Russa. However, several Yankees claimed Donaldson was wrong. Aaron Boone, Yankees manager, stated that this was only his opinion. He should not be going there. New York starShe said, “I don't believe it's the right thing.”
Donaldson stated Wednesday that he thought that the statement was difficult to hear. “Each organization I have been part of, except Oakland, has offered me extensions and has wanted me back to stay back,” Donaldson said during Wednesday's batting practice.
“They have shown that they want me to be a part their team. It didn't work out like that,” he stated. “That's the business end. Everywhere I went, I won. My team is the key to winning. That's why I have taken pride in every place I went. It's also important to build trust with others.
Donaldson, 36, was a three-time All-Star with Oakland and the 2015 AL MVP. He said that he was shocked by the criticisms from White Sox relieversHe said that Donaldson is not a fan to him as a former Athletics teammate.
Donaldson stated that Hendriks did not bring up any issues during their meeting in a parking lot near a ballpark.
Donaldson stated that he knew Liam had spoken about me a few times. It's odd because when I see him, it's one thing but another. This has definitely made it confusing. “I'm not saying all my teammates were best friends always.”
Donaldson issued a public apology to Robinson's family last week.
“I think everyone wants to have a say. Donaldson stated that they don't understand my heart. “I feel sorry for the Robinson family. I didn't want them to think their name should be in a negative light. This is why I apologized.”
Anderson maintains that Anderson misunderstook the references, but he said “I haven’t had a chance of talking to him.”
Donaldson stated, “I think it comes down to the fact that over the last couple years, there's been animosity towards me from their team.” “And I don’t have a problem at all with the team. “I think there are some things that were in question last year.”
Donaldson claimed to be an ace last season in ChicagoIllegal sticky substances had been a boon to him. He claimed he will stop talking about the White Sox.
He said, “I shouldn't talk to these men any more, just as I don't want to ever be brought up in such a light or that spectacle.” It's been hard.
Donaldson, who was acquired by Yankees this season, is now with his sixth team in the big leagues. He's hitting.238 with five homers as well as 15 RBI in 37 games. He is currently on the injured reserve with right shoulder inflammation. He could be activated Sunday. After Anderson's incident, he was briefly absent from the team due to COVID-19.
Donaldson felt shoulder pain throughout the season. He says that a cortisone injection has helped his swing.
He said, “I have just a lot wear and tear in those over the years.” “I have many tears in my eyes. It's the old stuff that can get in the way sometimes.”