Yanks' Donaldson off IL following shoulder issue

by Daryn Albert - Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson is returning to the lineup against the Tigers after being on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation.

Yanks' Donaldson off IL following shoulder issue

New York Yankees 3B Josh Donaldson back in lineup after IL stint 4:14 PM ET ESPN News Services The New York Yankees have activated third baseman Josh Donaldson from the 10-day injured list, and he will return to the lineup for Friday's home series opener against the Detroit Tigers . Donaldson has played only one game since his on-field altercation with Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson on May 21. Donaldson admitted to calling Anderson "Jackie" -- a reference to Jackie Robinson, who broke MLB's color barrier in 1947 -- in the first inning of that game before later apologizing to Anderson and the Robinson family for his comments. Editor's Picks Anderson wants 'no friendship' with Donaldson 10d Jesse Rogers 2 Related After playing May 22, Donaldson was placed on the COVID-19 injured list May 23 before going on the regular IL the following day with right shoulder inflammation. Donaldson, who is also appealing a one-game suspension by Major League Baseball for his comments to Anderson, said Wednesday that he was hurt to not have his Yankees teammates back him following his remark. The 36-year-old Donaldson is hitting .238 with five home runs and 15 RBIs this season. He is batting cleanup against the Tigers on Friday. The Yankees also announced that reliever Chad Green underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday. The procedure, performed in Arlington, Texas, will end his 2022 season after 14 appearances in which he was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA. The Associated Press contributed to this report.