Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson posts mocking tweet of Braves
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Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson added to the budding rivalry between Toronto and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night — but online.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had his wrist broken by a pitch from Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup in Atlanta's 8-4 win on Wednesday night, a game that also featured two benches-clearing incidents though no punches were thrown.
Donaldson retweeted a tweet from veteran baseball reporter Peter Gammons on Thursday that said: "One Brave veteran told a friend 'we'll have a fight today' after Loup broke Freddie Freeman's hand."
Donaldson, who is on the disabled list with a strained left calf, then immediately added his own tweet: "Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha."
Julio Teheran hit Jose Bautista in the thigh during the first inning of Thursday night's game. Bautista had caused one of the benches-clearing incidents the night before after he hit a home run in the eighth inning and flipped his bat.
Toronto outfielder Kevin Pillar sparked the other in the seventh inning when he shouted a homophobic slur at Braves pitcher Jason Motte. Toronto suspended Pillar for two game without pay for the incident.