Sports Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays

22:11  12 january  2018
22:11  12 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $ 23 million contract, the largest one - year deal for an arbitration-eligible player, topping Bryce Harper's ,625,000 salary this year with Washington. Jan.

Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $ 23 million contract, the largest one - year deal for an arbitration-eligible player, topping Bryce Harper's ,625,000 salary this year with Washington.

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The hot corner figures to be smoking Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, when players and team swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Donaldson, Baltimore's Manny Machado, Washington's Anthony Rendon and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant were among the more than 170 players headed to the exchange. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)© The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The hot corner figures to be smoking Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, when players and team swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Donaldson, Baltimore's Manny Machado, Washington's Anthony Rendon and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant were among the more than 170 players headed to the exchange. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

TORONTO — Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million, one-year contact, a $6 million raise for the 2015 AL MVP.

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TORONTO — Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $ 23 million contract Friday, the largest one - year deal for an arbitration-eligible player.

TORONTO (AP) — Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $ 23 million, one - year contact, a million raise for the 2015 AL MVP. The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, rebounded from an injury-slowed 2016 to hit

The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, rebounded from an injury-slowed 2016 to hit .270 last season with 33 homers and 78 RBIs in 113 games. The sure-handed infielder missed time from April 14 through May 25 with a calf injury, which also hampered him during spring training.

Donaldson was coming off a $28.65 million, two-year deal. He is eligible for free agency after this season.

Toronto also agreed Friday to one-year deals with outfielder Ezequiel Carrera ($1.9 million) and left-hander Aaron Loup ($1,812,500).

Carrera earned $1,162,500 last season, when the 30-year-old Venezuelan played every outfield spot and batted .282 with eight homers and 20 RBIs in a career-high 131 games for the Blue Jays — 91 of those in left field.

Toronto's other arbitration eligible players are right-handers Dominic Leone, Roberto Osuna, Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman, outfielder Kevin Pillar and second baseman Devon Travis.

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Do the Blue Jays want to keep Josh Donaldson long-term? .
Do the Blue Jays want to keep Josh Donaldson long-term?The free agent class of 2018-2019 is one that we’ve been hearing about for what seems like forever, featuring stars like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Clayton Kershaw. In fact, some theorize that is the main cause of this offseason’s snail-like pace. Either way, part of what makes this particular class intriguing is that it has seemed all along like none of the biggest stars would sign extensions with their current team to take them off the market. Generally speaking, at least some of the big names come off the market before it even opens.

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