Donaldson 'wishes' Blue Jays could play in front of 50,000 fans

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Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson believes the Toronto Blue Jays are missing out by not having full capacity at the Rogers Centre during a September playoff push.

"This place, when 50,000 people are packed into it, would be rumbling. I wish this team would be able to feel that right now because they deserve it the way they are playing," Donaldson said postgame, according to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun.

The Blue Jays are currently allowed to host up to 15,000 fans every game due to COVID-19 restrictions, while the stadium can hold over 53,000. The club is only permitting spectators into the stadium who are fully vaccinated or provide a negative test.

Toronto sits in the second wild-card spot in the American League after defeating Minnesota 6-2 Saturday.

Donaldson played with the Blue Jays between 2015-18. He won AL MVP in 2015 and finished fourth in voting for the award in 2016. The team made back-to-back ALCS appearances during those seasons and had one of MLB's top attendance marks.

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