Former MLB All-Star Josh Donaldson Signs 4-Year, $92 Million Contract With Twins - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Former MLB All-Star Josh Donaldson Signs 4-Year, $92 Million Contract With Twins
Former MLB All-Star Josh Donaldson Signs 4-Year, $92 Million Contract With Twins Full view

Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays

Former MLB All-Star Josh Donaldson Signs 4-Year, $92 Million Contract With Twins

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, sources said third baseman Josh Donaldson signed a four-year, $92 million contract with the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night. The contract stipulates the Florida native will receive $84 million over the first four years and includes a $16 million club option with an $8 million buyout. The $92 million is guaranteed and he has the chance to make $12 million more with incentives.

The 34-year-old was an MLB All-Star from 2014-2016 and was named American League MVP in 2015. His performance that year helped lead Toronto back to the playoffs for the first time since 1993. He finished the season batting .297 with 41 homeruns and 123 RBIs. He also finished first in runs scored with 122.

SLIDESHOW: 50 GREAT SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2019

In 2016, he continued to perform well posting a .284 average with 37 homeruns and 99 RBIs, but after battling shoulder inflamation and calf issues, Donaldson only played made 165 appearances in 2017-18.

Donaldson returned to good form last season with the Braves after signing a one-year contract worth $23 million. He played 155 games and posted a .259 average with 37 homeruns and 94 RBIs. His defensive ability at third base made him a finalist for the National League Gold Glove award and helped Atlanta win its second straight NL East Title.

Going into the offseason it seemed Minnesota’s main focus would be addressing their pitching rotation. Although the team won the AL Central with an excellent 101-61 record, they gave up 23 runs against the Yankees in the AL Division series and were swept 3-0. Donaldson adds more power to a Twins’ lineup that hit an MLB record 307 homeruns last season. They also scored 939 runs, which was good enough for second behind the Yankees.

His glove at third base will also help improve Minnesota’s poor infield defense. One analytical formula used to determine if a player is better or worse than an average fielder at preventing runs is defensive runs saved. The entire Twins’ infield was in the bottom half of the league with a minus-15 rating. Last season with the Braves Donaldson was plus-15, second best at his position in the MLB.

 

 

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Read more about:

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Frank DeLorenzo

Latest News

Tom Brady Still Hasn’t Been Contacted By The Patriots For Free Agency

Tom Brady Still Hasn’t Been Contacted By The Patriots For Free Agency

As the NFL offseason continues, the six-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback Tom Brady has yet to be contacted by New…

NFL Combine Highlights: Henry Ruggs III Sets 40-Yard Dash Record

NFL Combine Highlights: Henry Ruggs III Sets 40-Yard Dash Record

The NFL combine saw some serious action with an impressive class ready to take the NFL by storm. A new…

Joe Burrow’s Hands Measured At Nine Inches At NFL Combine, Among Smallest Ever 1st Round QBs

Joe Burrow’s Hands Measured At Nine Inches At NFL Combine, Among Smallest Ever 1st Round QBs

The reigning National Champion and No. 1 NFL draft prospect, Joe Burrow had his measurements taken Monday morning at the NFL…

Bradley Beal’s Back-To-Back 50 Point Games Places Him In Special Company

Bradley Beal’s Back-To-Back 50 Point Games Places Him In Special Company

On Monday night, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal join an exclusive list of players after his 55 point performance in…

NHL Tickets On Sale Now! [Info, Deals & Dates]

NHL Tickets On Sale Now! [Info, Deals & Dates]

With two-thirds of the season finished for the NHL, we’re in the final stretch until playoffs that start on April…

ESPN Cleveland Suspends Tony Grossi For Describing Baker Mayfield With Derogatory Term

ESPN Cleveland Suspends Tony Grossi For Describing Baker Mayfield With Derogatory Term

ESPN Cleveland has suspended radio host Tony Grossi for using derogatory comments while describing Browns‘ quarterback Baker Mayfield. According to a…

Nike Air Ship: Michael Jordan’s Original Retro & The “Banned Shoe” Now On Sale!

Nike Air Ship: Michael Jordan’s Original Retro & The “Banned Shoe” Now On Sale!

A huge release of new shoes has just dropped! The Nike Air Ship is a part of the Jordan Brand…

Scott Boras Grants Kobe Bryant’s Last Request: Find Internship For John Altobelli’s Daughter, Lexi

Scott Boras Grants Kobe Bryant’s Last Request: Find Internship For John Altobelli’s Daughter, Lexi

Kobe Bryant was exchanging texts with good friend and Lakers’ general manager Rob Pelinka about the possibility of setting up an internship for…

Kobe Bryant Fans Bash Ric Flair’s Promo At Lakers-Pelicans Game

Kobe Bryant Fans Bash Ric Flair’s Promo At Lakers-Pelicans Game

Ric Flair received backlash from fans of Kobe Bryant following the wrestling legend’s appearance at Staples Center for the Lakers’ game against…

Phillies & Mascot Creators At Odds Over New ‘Phillie Phanatic’ Look

Phillies & Mascot Creators At Odds Over New ‘Phillie Phanatic’ Look

The Philadelphia Phillies and the creators of the Phillie Phanatic mascot are at odds over the redesign of the beloved…

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement From Tennis At 32

Maria Sharapova Announces Retirement From Tennis At 32

Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 after she issued a surprising essay in Vanity…

LeBron James Victorious In First Showdown With Zion Williamson; Lakers Beat Pelicans 118-109

LeBron James Victorious In First Showdown With Zion Williamson; Lakers Beat Pelicans 118-109

Tuesday’s match up between the Lakers and Pelicans was must watch television as two of the most hyped No. 1…