Published: Sun, January 19, 2020
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Josh Donaldson agrees to four-year deal with Minnesota Twins

Josh Donaldson agrees to four-year deal with Minnesota Twins

The last exclusive freelance of the wintertime came off the board Tuesday when third baseman Josh Donaldson consented to a four-year, $92 MM assurance withMinnesota Not just does the enhancement reinforce a now power-happy Twins crime, yet it's likewise a substantial impact for an Atlanta group that obtained superior manufacturing from Donaldson in2019 The club's scenario at third, where Johan Camargo and also Austin Riley are internal front-runners to take control of for Donaldson, now looks much much less enforcing sans Donaldson. The deal includes a fifth-year club option that can make the contract up to $100 million.

Donaldson hit.259 with 96 runs, 37 home runs, 94 RBIs, 100 walks, .379 on-base average and.521 slugging percentage in 155 games for the Braves.

The 34-year-old veteran is a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger recipient and was named the AL MVP with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015. The Dodgers' only significant moves this winter have been the signings of free-agent reliever Blake Treinen to a one-year, $10-million contract and free-agent left-hander Alex Wood to a one-year, $4-million deal that could reach $10 million with incentives.

Donaldson adds another power bat to the Twins, who set a major league record with 307 home runs last season, one more than the New York Yankees, who swept Minnesota in three games in an American League Division series. While Donaldson didn't come close to matching that, his deal is far more lucrative than most players his age have received in recent years.

In nine big-league seasons, Donaldson has slashed.273/.369/.509 with 219 home runs and 645 RBI in 1,038 games.

Donaldson reportedly had four-year contract offers on the table from the Twins, Washington Nationals, and Atlanta Braves. Essentially, Donaldson will be a major upgrade from C.J. Cron, who played first for the Twins last season.

The Braves "have not been zealous on either", per O'Brien As was reported formerly, the Braves have worries over Bryant's protection. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com was the first on the story.

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