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Donaldson gets breather as DH

Josh Donaldson’s increased production — a .688 slugging percentage in 32 games prior to the start of the Minnesota series on Friday night was, together with a heavy infield workload led manager John Gibbons to try and give him a little break. He was moved to the designated hitter’s slot, with Jose Bautista shifting to third base. “He needs a …

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Spotify one step closer to going public after reaching deal with Warner Music

Spotify Ltd. signed a new global agreement with Warner Music Group, giving the online-music pioneer long-term deals with all three major record labels as it prepares to go public. Warner Music, owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik, announced the deal earlier this week via social media. Terms weren’t disclosed. Spotify, the biggest on-demand streaming service with more than 60 million paying …

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The Big Sexy leads Twins over Blue Jays

TORONTO 1 What 44-year-old Bartolo Colon lacked in fluidity Friday against the busted Blue Jays was more than compensated for by Byron Buxton’s flash. The double threat by the Minnesota Twins made quick work of Toronto in an eventual 6-1 decision. Buxton’s three hits, featuring two bunt singles, kept the visitors base path merry-go-round in working order, while the centre …

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