Report: Twins are front-runners to sign Josh Donaldson
Will former MVP Josh Donaldson return to the AL Central?MLB insider Dan Clark reported on Wednesday that the Minnesota Twins have offered a four-year deal to Donaldson and are currently the front-runners to sign him. Clark is quick to mention, though, that the 34-year-old wants to return to the Atlanta Braves, who have only extended him a three-year deal, and is likely to do so if they offer a fourth year.
Third baseman Josh Donaldson has agreed to a four - year deal with the Minnesota Twins , a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming an MLB Donaldson , who grew up in Alabama as a Braves fan, earned million on a one-year contract last season that gave him a chance to show that he was
Donaldson , Twins agree to 4 - year deal (source). 11 minutes ago. The club has not confirmed the deal . Donaldson bounced between the Blue Jays and the Indians in 2018 and played only 52 games, but with Atlanta he re-emerged as the All-Star-caliber player he was earlier in his career.
that the Twins and free agent third baseman are in agreement on a four-year contract.
Donaldson, 34, had a bounce-back year with the Braves, batting .259/.379/.521 with 37 home runs and 94 RBI over 659 plate appearances, helping the club win the NL East for a second consecutive season. Donaldson missed most of the 2018 season due to injuries, so he took a one-year deal with the Braves to rebuild his value. It worked.
The Twins recently inked third baseman Miguel Sanó to. It would seem that the club now has three terrific players ( being the third) for two positions — third base and DH — but they may choose to move Sano to first base.
What Twins' deal with Josh Donaldson means for Braves, Nationals, Indians
A big free agent splash will have ripple effects around MLB.It's a big splash for a team already carrying an edge over its division rivals, and one that could damage the organizations that missed out on the prolific slugger.
KEY POINTS. The Twins and third baseman Miguel Sano have agreed to a three-year contract. The deal could be worth up to million if the fourth year option is exercised. That means the Twins are now out of the race for Josh Donaldson .
Watch the Atlanta Braves introduce new third baseman Josh Donaldson .
No matter what the Twins end up doing, one thing is for certain: they are going to hit the baseball. This past season, the club ranked second in batting average, slugging percentage, and OPS, and fourth in on-base percentage. Adding Donaldson into the mix can’t make opposing pitchers in the American League feel good.
The Braves and Nationals were both in pursuit of Donaldson’s services. Now that he’s in Minnesota, one wonders if the two NL East teams might get even more in the mix forand .
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