• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL

A's renew Josh Donaldson at MLB minimum salary for 2014

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

The A's will enjoy Josh Donaldson's services on the cheap this season. (USATSI)
The A's will enjoy Josh Donaldson's services on the cheap this season. (USATSI)

MORE: Spring Training | FA tracker: position players | FA tracker: pitchers

The Athletics have renewed the contract of third baseman Josh Donaldson for 2014 at a league-minimum salary of $500,000, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports. Last season, Donaldson made $492,500, which was just a bit above the then-minimum figure of $490,000.

Heyman has learned that the A's initially offered a bit more than the minimum for 2014, but when Donaldson declined they renewed at $500,000. Since Donaldson doesn't yet have enough service time for arbitration-eligibility, that's the team's right under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Donaldson, age 28, is coming off a 2013 season in which he batted .301/.384/.499 (148 OPS+) with 24 homers and 37 doubles, in addition to providing exceptional defense at the hot corner. For his efforts, Donaldson finished fourth in the AL MVP vote.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

April 25, 2015
Six players suspended following Royals-White Sox brawl (2:00)
April 25, 2015
Traded prospects off to slow starts
(2:50)
April 24, 2015
Josh Hamilton trade
(2:37)
April 24, 2015
Inside Baseball: 4/24
(5:05)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's New Era Red Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 NFL Draft On-Stage 59FIFTY Fitted Hat

2015 NFL Draft Day Hats
Get your team today
Shop Now