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24 Josh Donaldson 3B

Minnesota Twins

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March 20, 2020 02:24 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Taking on leadership role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson hit .292/.320/.417 with three doubles and a 7:1 K:BB in 25 Grapefruit League plate appearances.

Donaldson has been a mentor to many of the Twins hitting prospects who were in big-league camp, talking hitting philosophies and swing mechanics with some while working with Royce Lewis and Travis Blankenhorn in the infield, Do-Hyoung Park of reports. Donaldson will be ready to hit in the middle of the Twins' lineup when play resumes.

January 14, 2020 10:32 PM
Twins' Josh Donaldson: Inks four-year deal with Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson signed a four-year contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

According to Jeff Passan of, the deal is worth $92 million guaranteed and includes a fifth-year option that would push the value over $100 million, placing the 2015 American League MVP into a Twins lineup that already led the league in home runs last season. Donaldson had an impressive year himself in 2019 with the Braves, posting a .259/.379/.521 slash line with 37 home runs and 94 RBI in 155 games. Miguel Sano started 90 games at third base last season and just signed a three-year, $30 million extension with Minnesota last week, but he figures to be shifted to first base while Donaldson takes over at the hot corner.

November 14, 2019 04:56 PM
Josh Donaldson: Rejects qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson rejected his qualifying offer Thursday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

The move isn't entirely surprising, as Donaldson could be in line for a big payday after playing on a one-year deal with the Braves last year. The 33-year-old rebounded from a disappointing 2018 season by hitting .259/.379/.521 with 37 home runs and 94 RBI in 2019.

November 4, 2019 04:08 PM
Josh Donaldson: Tendered qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson received a qualifying offer from the Braves on Monday.

Donaldson may be heading into his age-34 season, but he should still be worth far more than one year and $17.8 million after hitting .259/.379/.521 with 37 homers last season. The Braves likely don't expect anything more than draft-pick compensation from their offer.

October 9, 2019 09:24 PM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Homers in Game 5 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 13-1 loss to the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS.

The home run was a solo blast in the fourth inning off of St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty, Donaldson's only long ball of the series. The 33-year-old went just 3-for-19 (.158) in the NLDS but enjoyed a terrific first year overall in the National League. Donaldson slashed .259/.379/.521 in 155 regular-season games with 37 homers and 94 RBI, proving he was past the injuries that plagued him throughout the 2018 season. Donaldson played on a one-year contract in 2019 and will once again be a free agent entering the offseason.

October 4, 2019 04:12 PM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Starting in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson will start in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cardinals on Thursday, batting fourth.

The third baseman missed the final game of the season with a bruised left hip but is ready to go for Game 1 of the NLDS. Donaldson hit four home runs and 17 RBI over 22 games in September.

September 29, 2019 02:32 PM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Sitting due to bruised hip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets due to a bruised left hip, Mark Bowman of reports.

The issue stems from Donaldson getting hit by a Steven Matz pitch during Saturday's 3-0 loss. Donaldson doesn't look to be at any real risk of missing any games during the Braves' upcoming NLDS series that begins Thursday, so his removal from the lineup for the regular-season finale was probably precautionary more than anything. Adeiny Hechavarria will replace him at third base and bat fifth.

September 29, 2019 01:40 PM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Scratched from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, Mark Bowman of reports.

The Braves haven't announced a reason behind Donaldson's removal, but his absence is presumably for maintenance purposes more than anything else with the postseason just days away. Assuming Atlanta doesn't summon Donaldson from the bench, he'll conclude his first season in the National League with a .259/.379/.521 slash line, 37 home runs, 96 runs, 94 RBI and four steals across 659 plate appearances.

September 28, 2019 12:04 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Registers 94th RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Donaldson kicked off the scoring in this one with an RBI single to right field, but Atlanta would fall 4-2. The 33-year-old is slashing .260/.380/.524 with 37 home runs and 94 RBI over 155 games in 2019.

September 26, 2019 12:56 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Doubles thrice in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 3-for-6 with three doubles, four RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

The 33-year-old's trio of doubles marked a career-high as he drove in four runs to help lift the National League East champion Braves to victory. Donaldson now has 33 doubles, 37 home runs and 96 runs scored on the season while batting .258/.378/.523.

September 22, 2019 10:36 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Held out as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

As expected, Donaldson is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Donaldson has started every game at third base but one since May 23, so manager Brian Snitker will give the iron man a break Sunday with the NL East wrapped up. Austin Riley will man the hot corner in Donaldson's place.

September 21, 2019 09:40 PM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Likely to rest Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson will likely be out of the lineup Sunday, Mark Bowman of reports.

The Braves are prepared to rest some of their most prominent regulars now that they've clinched the NL East. It appears Donaldson will take his turn on the bench Sunday, and he could find himself out of the lineup several more times prior to the close of the regular season.

September 19, 2019 10:04 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Rare day off Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson is not in Thursday's lineup against the Phillies.

He is hitting .245/.379/.491 with four home runs and a 15:12 K:BB in 53 at-bats this month. Donaldson has been a steady presence this season, as he has not started a game on the bench since May and has played in 149 games thus far. Austin Riley will start at third base and hit sixth.

September 10, 2019 02:56 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Smashes three-run homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk during a 7-2 victory against the Phillies on Monday.

The 33-year-old now has 37 homers this season, giving him his most since 2016. He's also just four away from tying his career high from 2015. Donaldson has five homers in his last nine games and four already this month. He is batting .262 with 88 RBI, 90 runs and four steals as well in 496 at-bats.

September 8, 2019 07:08 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Mashes 36th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Nationals.

The 33-year-old is on another tear, going deep in consecutive games and four times in his last seven contests while slashing .364/.517/.955 and racking up nine RBI. Donaldson now has 36 homers on the year, leaving him with 19 games left on the schedule to slug five more and tie his career high of 41, set during his MVP campaign of 2015.

September 3, 2019 10:00 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Slugs 34th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and three runs in a 6-3 victory against the Blue Jays on Monday.

He's not the same contact hitter he was, but Donaldson's power has returned this year. He already has 34 homers, which is more than what he had in either of the last two years. Donaldson has hit at least eight home runs in each of the last three months, and if he does that again in September, he'll at least tie his career high in the category. Donaldson is batting .260 with 34 home runs, 79 RBI, 85 runs and three steals in 481 at-bats this season.

August 31, 2019 07:52 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Patience on display in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 0-for-1 with four walks and two runs scored in Friday's 10-7 win over the White Sox.

Chicago pitchers issued only six free passes on the night, but Donaldson is used to drawing more than his fair share -- he's slashing .269/.419/.548 with seven homers, 10 RBI and a 24:25 BB:K this month. While his overall numbers are still short of his MVP peak, the 33-year-old does have a .903 OPS on the season, the fourth time in the last five years it's been above .900.

August 25, 2019 07:44 PM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Slugs two homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs Sunday against the Mets.

Donaldson provided Atlanta's only offense on the day, leaving the yard in the second and seventh innings of Sunday's series finally. Fortunately, it was just enough for his team to emerge with a 2-1 victory. The 33-year-old third baseman finished the weekend on a high note, collecting four base knocks (including three homers) over the last three contests.

August 24, 2019 11:52 PM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Reaches 30 homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Mets.

The veteran slugger has now launched 30 homers for the fourth time in the last five seasons, only missing the mark in his injury-plagued 2018. Donaldson is slashing .263/.378/.525 on the year, and his gamble on a one-year prove-it deal in free agency this offseason with Atlanta seems to have paid off handsomely.

August 18, 2019 12:44 AM
Braves' Josh Donaldson: Slugs 29th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Dodgers.

The 33-year-old is putting together a huge August, slashing .352/.493/.648 with four homers and eight RBI though 16 games. Donaldson is now one home run shy of his fourth career 30-HR campaign, and three extra-base hits short of slugging 60 for the fifth time.

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vs Syndergaard (Career)820 .500.333.250
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Pensacola, FL
Minnesota Twins
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2015: AL Most Valuable Player;AL Hank Aaron Award;AL RBI Leader