The Blue Jays are also picking up a portion of his salary, as Donaldson is owed close to $4 million over the final month of the regular season.
It was a good run while it lasted, eh, Blue Jays fans?
It might not be long before Donaldson's former club sees him in his new uniform, as the Indians begin a four-game set against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday.
Otherwise, they would have been wise to deal him last offseason. It was a moot point as the game was rained out.
When he has played, Donaldson has hit five home runs and his.757 OPS is his lowest since his 2012 rookie season. He played six innings and went 1-for-3.
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She is said to have had a costume change each day, having started the week in a red dress and yesterday being seen in blue. Wright Museum for African-American History. 'We used to talk about that - we saw a lot of soldiers go'.
While Donaldson cleared revocable trade waivers earlier in the week, it was not immediately clear where he was headed as the Cardinals, Phillies, Braves, and Yankees were also thought to be in the mix for his services. Between 2015 and 2017 he averaged 37 home runs per year.
Donaldson has not appeared in an Major League Baseball game since May 28 because of a lingering calf issue, and he's still owed around $4 million this season.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters after Toronto's 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday that he was going to miss Donaldson.
Verdict: There's no way to spin this positively for the Blue Jays.
He earned the 2015 AL most valuable player award after hitting.297 with 41 homers and 123 RBIs. Outfielder George Bell won in 1987. Vlad Jr.is the building block of the Blue Jays' next wave of talented young stars and it simply didn't make sense to employ a former MVP and potentially a future MVP on the same team. After a couple of fielding misplays and an error from the Rangers, Donaldson made arguably the most famous dash to home plate in Blue Jays history and used his heads-up base running to seal Toronto's berth in the 2016 ALCS.
If he were not dealt, Toronto could have let Donaldson walk away for nothing.