Josh Donaldson

#20 3B / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 210 lb Age: 32 College: Auburn Bats/Throws -/-

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Avoids arbitration with record-breaking deal

      Josh Donaldson agreed to a one-year, $23 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday to avoid arbitration, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.Although this figure isn't particularly surprising considering Donaldson's abilities, it marks the largest arbitration agreement in the history of the league. During the 2017 season, Donaldson hit .270/.385/.559 with 33 home runs and 78 RBI. Besides missing six weeks of the season due to a calf injury in the spring, the 32-year-old nearly put together another MVP-type campaign in the second half, ranking fifth in baseball with a 160 wRC+ after the All-Star break. Expect more of the same from the third baseman in 2018.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Interested in signing extension with Jays

      Josh Donaldson expressed interest in signing a contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays while talking to reporters on Sunday, according to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com."I've made it known to our front office that I enjoy being a Toronto Blue Jay, that I enjoy my time here," Donaldson said. "If it's a possibility, I would definitely enjoy being a Blue Jay for a long time. I'm not going to sit here and try to force their hand, and they're not going to sit here and force mine." Donaldson finished the season on a high note after battling a calf injury in the first half, hitting .276/.386/.606 with 24 homers and 53 RBI in 67 games after the All-Star break. Donaldson will go to arbitration for the final time this offseason, so the Jays have one year of control remaining if they want to keep him without making a long-term commitment.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Out of Sunday lineup

      Josh Donaldson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.Donaldson will give way to Darwin Barney at the hot corner Sunday afternoon. Donaldson dealt with injuries throughout the year and was only able to play in 113 games. He was extremely efficient in that time, as he slugged 33 home runs and notched 78 RBI. However, he did experience a dip in terms of average, as he hit .270 this season, down from his 2016 mark of .284.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Being pursued by St. Louis

      The Cardinals plan to make a strong push to acquire Josh Donaldson at the conclusion of the 2017 season, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.Donaldson, who is in the final year of arbitration eligibility, is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2018. If the Cardinals were to acquire the 31-year-old veteran, its lineup would immediately receive an offensive boost, but Donaldson's output isn't guaranteed the same results. Since making the Rogers Centre his home in 2015, the MVP third baseman owns a .301 batting average with a .996 OPS and 165 wRC+ through 214 games at his home field in Toronto. During that same stretch, Donaldson's numbers take a noticeable dip when on the road, hitting just .271 with a .901 OPS and 144 wRC+ over 210 games. Dynasty owners should monitor this situation closely, as a move out of the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre would likely decrease Donaldson's preseason value next year.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Uncorks two more long balls

      Josh Donaldson went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers against the Red Sox on Tuesday.Both came off star left-hander Chris Sale, and they pushed Donaldson's homer total to 33 in just 110 games this season. If not for the time he missed to injury earlier this year, Donaldson would surely have cleared 40 long balls by now, and while his batting average is down from the last two seasons, he's drawing walks at a higher pace while unleashing his power stroke with regularity. At 31 years old, he should have a number of seasons left as one of the game's top third basemen.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Homers in three-hit effort Monday

      Josh Donaldson went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, three RBI and a walk in Monday's game against Boston.Donaldson continued his late-season surge by tacking on his eighth home run and 17th RBI of the month. The long ball also marked his MLB-leading 14th first-inning homer of the year. Dating back to Aug. 1, only Giancarlo Stanton (24) and J.D. Martinez (22) have more blasts than Donaldson (20).

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Stuffs stat line in win over Twins

      Josh Donaldson went 4-for-5 with two solo home runs, a stolen base and four runs scored during Saturday's win over Minnesota.It's been a monster series for Donaldson, as he's gone 8-for-13 with two homers, five RBI and five runs. He's up to a .931 OPS for the year after posting an .868 mark in the first half of the season. Donaldson's second-half surge has reaffirmed his position as a top fantasy third baseman.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Returns to lineup Monday

      Josh Donaldson (illness) is serving as Toronto's designated hitter and hitting third Monday against the Orioles, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.After missing four games with a cold, Donaldson is ready to return to the lineup Monday. He'll head into a favorable matchup, as the struggling Ubaldo Jimenez is taking the mound for Baltimore.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Remains out with illness Sunday

      Josh Donaldson (illness) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.Donaldson will miss his third consecutive game as he continues to battle a bad cold. He shouldn't be sidelined much longer, but Darwin Barney will continue to fill his void at the hot corner in the meantime.

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      Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Held out Saturday

      Josh Donaldson (illness) is not in the lineup against the Tigers on Saturday.Donaldson will miss a second straight game due to the flu, while Darwin Barney draws the start at third. The 31-year-old should be considered day-to-day.