Cleveland adds third baseman Josh Donaldson

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That's a good spot for him.

Donaldson has not played a Major League game since May 28 in Boston, slashing.234/.333./423 in 159 plate appearances over 36 games in 2018.

With the Blue Jays a whopping eight games back of the New York Yankees mid-way through July of 2015, Donaldson and the Blue Jays went on an absolute tear, especially in August, when JD knocked in 35 runs and the Blue Jays went 21-6 to storm back and take the American League East pennant by a whopping six games. In exchange, the Jays will receive a player to be named later.

Donaldson was slated to play in another rehab game that night but rumours surfaced he was sore after his game on Tuesday and would not play.

Donaldson joined Toronto in 2015, winning the AL MVP in his first year with the Blue Jays.

The Indians entered play Friday with a 76-57 record.

Coincidentally, the Blue Jays and Indians face off during a four-game set at Rogers Centre beginning next Thursday, September 6th.

It was felt that the Blue Jays would try to deal Donaldson after last season, when his value was still relatively high.

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It's certainly an interesting move for the Indians, as they were not expected to trade for the third baseman because they didn't want to shift Jose Ramirez from the position.

After spending parts of four big-league seasons in Oakland, Donaldson had a monster first year with the Blue Jays.

After much speculation, the Blue Jays pulled the trigger on a trade that was percolating for days.

It's a bitter ending to the Bringer of Rain's era as a Blue Jay.

"Obviously, he brought a lot to this team the years he was here".

Buckle up. I fully expect Josh Donaldson to be a St. Louis Cardinal by the end of the day, and the price tag is gonna be bupkis. He hit 37 homers, drove in 99 runs and hit.284 with a.404 on-base percentage to help the Blue Jays return to the ALCS, this time bowing out to the Indians.

With Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on the horizon, the reality is that both he and Donaldson were unlikely to coexist on the same roster next year.

The three-time All-Star won't be eligible to receive a qualifying offer because of the trade, which means Donaldson will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season with no draft-pick compensation attached to him.