MLB Rumors: Indians Acquire Josh Donaldson In Trade With Blue Jays

MLB Rumors: Indians Acquire Josh Donaldson In Trade With Blue Jays

We had our battles, but he's got a big heart and he's a special baseball player, you know. That's a good spot for him.

Donaldson has registered a.234/.333/.423 slash line in just 36 games this season.

It is not yet known which players the Blue Jays received for the third baseman, but Donaldson's once sky-high value had diminished significantly the past two years after a string of injuries kept him off the field for long periods.

The third baseman only played in his first rehab game on Tuesday night in Dunedin, Fla., for Toronto's Class-A affiliate.

Statistically Speaking looks at the deal sending Josh Donaldson to Cleveland.

After striking out in their bid to acquire outfielder Andrew McCutchen, the Indians appear to have added another former Most Valuable Player instead.

Coincidentally, the Blue Jays and Indians face off during a four-game set at Rogers Centre beginning next Thursday, September 6th. Canadian Brett Lawrie went to the Athletics in the five-player move that will go down as one of the best trades then-general manager Alex Anthopoulos completed during his tenure in Toronto.

Donaldson becomes the first MVP to wear an Indians uniform since Juan Gonzalez (a two-time victor for the Texas Rangers) spent a year with the club in 2001. In 20 post-season games with Toronto from 2015-16, Donaldson hit four home runs with a 1.000 OPS.

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Verdict: There's no way to spin this positively for the Blue Jays. That helped the Blue Jays reach their first AL East Division crown since 1993.

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

Donaldson is one of the best third basemen in the game when healthy, but the problem is, the 2015 MVP hasn't been able to play since May 28.

Both Donaldson and Granderson are three-time All-Stars.

He has 179 career homers in eight seasons, hitting.275 for his career.

Nicknamed the "Bringer of Rain", Donaldson took on a leadership role upon arrival in the Ontario capital.

And it's not because of the way Toronto's front office has jerked around 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson.

It would be the Blue Jays' last postseason series win of the Donaldson era.

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