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

22:11  12 january  2018
22:11  12 january  2018 Source:   MSN

Jays avoid arbitration with Donaldson

  Jays avoid arbitration with Donaldson Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a US$23 million, one-year contact, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player. The new deal gives the 2015 AL MVP a $6 million raise.The 32-year-old three-time all-star, who was eligible for arbitration, becomes the highest paid player on the Jays.Donaldson rebounded from an injury-slowed 2016 to hit .270 last season with 33 homers and 78 runs batted in over 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.

TORONTO (AP) — 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. The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, topped the ,625,000

TORONTO (AP) — 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. The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, topped the ,625,000

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.

The Jays have the money for Josh Donaldson, and still they wait

  The Jays have the money for Josh Donaldson, and still they wait The Blue Jays could afford to sign Josh Donaldson to a multi-year contract right now, but haven’t. Why not? The club has a projected opening day payroll at the moment of just under $148.5-million, which is $15 million less than a year ago on opening day. And following the 2018 season, five players, including Donaldson, will be eligible for free agency, taking more than $54 million off the major-league payroll.

TORONTO (AP) — 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.

Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $ 23 million, one - year contact Donaldson was coming off a .65 million, two- year deal . He is eligible for free agency after this season.

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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