Cleveland Indians acquire former AL MVP Josh Donaldson from Toronto Blue Jays

Cleveland Indians acquire former AL MVP Josh Donaldson from Toronto Blue Jays

Cleveland dealt for Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson prior to Friday's midnight deadline.

Before news of the trade broke, other reports pointed to either the New York Yankees or St. Louis Cardinals as possible destinations for Donaldson.

Donaldson will turn 33 this offseason, and the Blue Jays will have to make him a qualifying offer of around $17 million if they choose to go that route. "We know we're taking on some risk with that". That's a good spot for him.

Although speculative, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com names RHP Julian Merryweather as a player "rumoured to be headed to Toronto".

Donaldson was slated to play in another rehab game that night but rumours surfaced he was sore after his game on Tuesday and would not play.

After almost four seasons with the Blue Jays, Josh Donaldson's tenure in Toronto has come to an end. With the game tied with two out and nobody on in the bottom of the ninth, Donaldson went HAM on a Steve Geltz slider and crushed it over the left field wall to keep Toronto four games up on NY in the division race. In the end, the season has been a mess for the Blue Jays and unloading Donaldson for a meagre return only drives that point home even more.

It's certainly an interesting move for the Indians, as they were not expected to trade for the third baseman because they didn't want to shift Jose Ramirez from the position.

Donaldson ends his Blue Jays tenure with 116 home runs and a.281/.383/.548 batting line over four seasons.

And, in true hockey/Canadian fashion, ball caps littered the Rogers Centre field after the Bringer Of Rain's "Hat Trick".

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"Obviously, he brought a lot to this team the years he was here".

Josh Donaldson's rough season has taken a positive turn.

Before this season, Donaldson was a perennial MVP candidate widely regarded as one of baseball's best players.

Donaldson also shone during both playoff runs.

A three-time All-Star and 2015 AL MVP, Donaldson has battled injury after injury this season and is now working himself back from a lengthy DL stint at the time of this reporting.

And given that Donaldson has been injury prone the past two years and is still owed around US$4-million of his US$23-million 2018 salary, the open-market value for the American League's 2015 most-valuable-player had plummeted.

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays effectively turn the page by dealing one of their last key players during their magical 2015-2016 postseason drives.

With files from Canadian Press sports reporters Gregory Strong and Melissa Couto.

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