Josh Donaldson: Trade, Contract, Grade, Position

Josh Adam Donaldson is an American professional baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, and Minnesota Twins.

Josh Donaldson: Trade, Contract, Grade, Position


On the day Carlos Correa signed with the Twins, Josh Donaldson went deep as a Yankee for the first time.

It certainly seems as though the Yankees should have been able to bring Korea on a similar deal as the one it signed with the Twins (especially since it included an opt out after the first two years).

But they decided to bring in Donaldson with shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa and catcher Ben Rortved in exchange for Gary Sanchez and Gio Ursella.


Current Contract

Josh Donaldson signed a 4 year / $92,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $92,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $23,000,000.

In 2022, Donaldson will earn a base salary of $21,000,000 and a incentive bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $23,000,000.

New York sent Gary Sánchez and Gio Urshela to Minnesota for infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa, catcher Ben Rortvedt and Donaldson. They will eat all of the $50 million owed to Donaldson through the 2023 season.


Josh Donaldson: Trade, Contract, Grade, Position

Maybe a late Sunday night trade between the Yankees and the Twins isn’t going to knock Tom Brady’s return from the March Madness bracket and the front of a sports fan’s mind, but it was a stunner and a headliner in itself.

And it was a little head-scratching. “What are these teams doing?” Kind of, but more of a “wow, there’s a lot going on” kind of thing.

However it shakes out, we can at least start with this: It’s a good old-fashioned baseball trade, with two teams trying to improve themselves for the season to come and both moving quality veterans in a deal that has numerous ramifications for the rosters of both teams.


Third baseman

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division.

After a very successful year with the Braves in 2019, Donaldson agreed to a four-year deal with the Minnesota Twins on January 14, 2020.

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