The Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Gate is reporting that Josh Donaldson will join the Oakland Athletics in Kansas City, all but ensuring that Brandon Inge heads to the disabled list after dislocating his shoulder on Saturday night.
Inge continued to play the game on Saturday (reportedly popping the shoulder back in himself - gross), but teams tend to play it nice on a third basemen's throwing arm. Although the team hasn't announced it, the call up of Donaldson will come at the space of Inge.
Donaldson opened the season as the starting third baseman but hit just .153 through 28 games before being demoted back down to AAA. He has split his time between third and catcher and is hitting .335/.402/.598 through 51 games in Sacramento with 13 home runs and 45 RBIs.
Despite being unable to hit at the major league level so far, Donaldson has a pretty decent glove capable of some great plays, and the A's have envisioned him as someone who could contribute as a utility player.