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Braves, Donaldson agree to one-year deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Atlanta Braves have signed free-agent third baseman Josh Donaldson on Monday. It is a one-year, $23 million deal.

In order to add Donaldson to the 40-man roster, the team has designated pitcher Adam McCreery for assignment.

Cleveland Indians player Josh Donaldson grounds out in the second inning against the Houston Astros during Game Three of the American League Division Series
Josh Donaldson grounds out in the second inning against the Houston Astros during Game Three of the American League Division Series (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The $23 million is the same amount that he made last season between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Indians.

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The 32-year-old Pensacola, Florida native will be joining his fourth MLB team. This will be his first team in the National League.

He previously spent time with the Oakland Athletics, Blue Jays, and the Indians. He played in just 16 games with the Indians after an Aug. 31st waiver trade.

He also just had one hit during the Indians postseason.

In his 16 games with the Indians, he had a .280 batting average. He also had three home runs and seven RBIs in 50 at-bats.

With the Blue Jays, he appeared in 36 games. He also had a .234 batting average with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 137 at-bats.

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Donaldson was limited to just 52 combined games this past season due to injuries. The 52 games were his fewest since 2012 when he appeared in 75 games.

In his career, he has appeared in 883 games. He has a career .275 batting average with 182 home runs and 551 RBIs in 3,292 at-bats.

He had a career season in 2015 with 41 home runs and 123 RBIs in 2015. He had 70 home runs and 177 over the next two seasons.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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