Friday, August 31, 2018

Could Josh Donaldson, Who Just Cleared Waivers, Be A Sox Trade Target?

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Former American League Most Valuable Player Josh Donaldson today cleared revocable waivers—and now the Toronto Blue Jays can trade the third-baseman to any MLB team. While most observers have linked Donaldson to the Cardinals, Indians and Braves—don't be surprised if the Red Sox become a player on the three-time All-Star. Donaldson has been hampered most of the 2018 season by a nagging calf injury—but has showed some of his old pop in rehab starts recently. Over his eight MLB seasons, Donaldson has hit .275, with 179 HRs. In his MVP year of 2015, he hit .297, with 41 HRs and 123 RBIs. The 32-year-old will become a free agent this off-season—and is being paid $23 million this year by Toronto. Donaldson might be an interesting rental for Boston, with third base being an "up-and-down" position this year manned by youngster Rafael Devers and veteran Eduardo Nunez. Stay tuned!