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Yankees acquired Josh Donaldson in deal with Twins

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Yankees acquired All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson late Sunday night. The Yankees also added shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa and catcher Ben Rortvedt.

In exchange, the Minnesota Twins added catcher Gary Sanchez and third baseman Gio Urshela.

Josh Donaldson suited up in a Twins uniform (Photo by Josh Donaldson/Instagram)

Kiner-Falefa has been traded twice in the past two days as teams prepare for the new season after the MLB lockout ended several days ago. On Saturday, he was involved in a trade with pitcher Ronny Henríquez from the Texas Rangers to the Twins for catcher Mitch Garver.

According to USA Today Sports MLB reporter Bob Nightengale, the trade was a salary dump for the Twins. They wanted to rid themselves of Donaldson’s contract.

He has two-years and $50 million left on his contract.

Nightengale is also reporting that the Twins will try to dump Sanchez. They will be fielding calls for him beginning immediately if they are any teams interested in his services.

The Twins have no interest in his services. They only acquired him to get rid of Donaldson’s contract.

With spring training starting and the new season just weeks away, Sanchez will likely have a new home before April’s start of the season. He may be flipped by the end of the week as teams shuffle their rosters for the new season.

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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 sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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