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

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

(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press through AP, File). FILE – On this Aug. 15, 2017, file photograph, Toronto Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson hits a three-run dwelling run in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays in the course of the fifth inning of a baseball recreation in Toronto. The new nook figures…

TORONTO (AP) – Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million, one-year contact, a $6 million elevate for the 2015 AL MVP.

The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, rebounded from an injury-slowed 2016 to hit .270 final season with 33 homers and 78 RBIs in 113 video games. The sure-handed infielder missed time from April 14 by way of Could 25 with a calf damage, which additionally hampered him throughout spring coaching.

Donaldson was coming off a $28.65 million, two-year deal. He’s eligible totally free company after this season.

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

Carrera earned $1,162,500 final season, when the 30-year-old Venezuelan performed each outfield spot and batted .282 with eight homers and 20 RBIs in a career-high 131 video games for the Blue Jays – 91 of these in left area.

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

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