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Twins sign 3B Donaldson to 4-year, $92M deal

Field Level Media
23 Jan 2020, 05:19 GMT+10

The Minnesota Twins officially signed third baseman Josh Donaldson to a four-year contract Wednesday worth $92 million guaranteed, with a club option for 2024.

Donaldson, 34, will receive $21 million per season from 2020-23, while the $16 million club option for 2024 includes an $8 million buyout.

Donaldson played 155 games last season with the Atlanta Braves, earning National League Comeback Player of the Year honors after hitting .259 with 33 doubles, 37 home runs, 94 RBIs, 96 runs and 100 walks.

The 2015 American League Most Valuable Player and three-time All-Star has played in 1,038 games with the Oakland Athletics (2010, 2012-14), Toronto Blue Jays (2015-18), Cleveland Indians (2018) and Braves (2019). He is a career .273 hitter with 219 homers and 645 RBIs.

Donaldson has played 22 games at Minnesota's Target Field, batting .373 with a .464 on-base percentage, an .819 slugging percentage, 10 homers and 21 RBIs.

--Field Level Media

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