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Indians acquire Josh Donaldson

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cleveland Indians have acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Neither team has confirmed the trade yet, but it was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

The package going back to Toronto is not clear yet. Donaldson had to be acquired by midnight in order to be eligible for postseason play.

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson makes contact with the ball against the Los Angeles Angels

Josh Donaldson hitting the ball against the Los Angeles Angels (Getty Images)

He has not played for the Blue Jays since May 28th. He has been hampered with injuries this season, as he has battled shoulder and calf injuries.

This season, he has appeared in just 36 games. He has a .234 batting average with five home runs and 16 RBIs.

In a rehab assignment on Thursday night, he hit a home run in his first at-bat in the second game of his rehab stint with Class-A Dunedin. He went 1-for-3 in the game.

Donaldson is the third former MVP to be traded within the past nine months. First, Giancarlo Stanton, the 2017 National League MVP with the Miami Marlins, was traded to the New York Yankees last December.

Then late Thursday night, former 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Yankees. Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, was moved hours later.

Donaldson spent the first four-years of his career with the Oakland Athletics. He has spent the past four seasons with the Blue Jays.

He will be a free agent at the end of the season. He is on a one-year, $23 million deal. Both sides broke off contract talks in February, as they reportedly did not see eye-to-eye on an extension.

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