CHICAGO — Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar will be sidelined for 3 to 4 weeks with a forearm injury.

Salazar had an MRI on Monday in Cleveland and was examined by Dr. Mark Schickendantz, the Indians’ head team physician. He was diagnosed with a mild strain to his flexor musculature.

BLUE JAYS: Reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson was not in the lineup for Toronto’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

Manager John Gibbons said Donaldson is getting the day off because he is “banged up” and needs a day to regroup. Donaldson is hitless in a career-worst seven games, going 0 for 23 with seven strikeouts. He’s batting .284 with 34 homers and 92 RBI.

A three-time All-Star third baseman, Donaldson has played 138 of Toronto’s 142 games.

ORIOLES: Outfielder Adam Jones says baseball players haven’t joined 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest because they are concerned about losing their jobs.

In an interview with USA Today, Jones said: “Baseball is a white man’s sport … they don’t need us,” noting that black players made up just 8 percent of major league rosters compared to 68 percent in the NFL.

Jones, the Orioles’ nominee for baseball’s Roberto Clemente community service award, defended Kaepernick for his stance against social injustice but said he’ll keep standing for the anthem.

PIRATES: Second baseman Josh Harrison will likely miss the rest of the season with a strained right groin.

Harrison was injured Saturday after legging out a two-run double in the sixth inning. Harrison began limping after rounding first base on the ball hit into the right-center-field gap. He was able to slide safety into second base and then pounded the bag with his left fist in frustration before walking gingerly off the field.

REDS: Cincinnati recalled right-handed pitcher Abel De Los Santos from Double-A Pensacola and promoted righty Matt Magill from Triple-A Louisville.