Who did the Blue Jays trade for Josh Donaldson?

Who did the Blue Jays trade for Josh Donaldson?

Julian Merryweather
Nearly two years later, it appears the Toronto Blue Jays may finally make good on the Josh Donaldson trade. On August 31st, 2018 the Toronto Blue Jays shipped former MVP, Josh Donaldson, to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for little known and oft-injured pitching prospect Julian Merryweather.

Why did Josh Donaldson leave the Blue Jays?

Donaldson has been out of the Blue Jays lineup since late May, dealing with a nagging calf injury. He played in a rehab game with single-A Dunedin on Tuesday, allowing the Blue Jays to place Donaldson on waivers and trade him prior to Friday’s deadline for players to become eligible to join a post-season roster.

How did the Blue Jays acquire Merryweather?

Merryweather missed all of 2018 season after Tommy John surgery. TORONTO — The Blue Jays officially completed the Josh Donaldson trade on Friday morning by acquiring right-hander Julian Merryweather from the Indians as the player to be named later. Cleveland could not officially include him in the Aug.

Where did Donaldson get traded to?

He was traded to the Indians in August 2018, and then signed as a free agent with the Braves in November 2018. After a very successful year with the Braves in 2019, Donaldson agreed to a 4-year deal with the Minnesota Twins on January 14, 2020.

What happened to Brett Lawrie?

The Brewers signed the former major-league infielder to a minor-league deal at the outset of spring training with the understanding that he needed extensive physical rehabilitation after suffering leg and hip injuries with the Chicago White Sox in 2016. He was released by that club the following spring.

Did Edwin Encarnacion retire?

Encarnacion wants to play two more seasons, but as a defensively limited 38-year-old coming off a brutal campaign with the White Sox, it’s possible no team will sign him this year. “The decision that there will be no universal DH in the 2021 season has greatly affected my chances of signing,” Encarnacion said.

What is Josh Donaldson salary?

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, while carrying a total salary of $21,000,000.

Is Merryweather the Blue Jays closer?

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Wednesday that Merryweather’s (oblique) return from the 60-day injured list isn’t imminent, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports. “It’s ups and downs, but right now he’s not close,” Montoyo said of Merryweather’s potential return.

Who drafted Julian Merryweather?

Draft: Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee, OK).

What team is Josh Donaldson on?

Minnesota Twins#20 / Third baseman
Josh Donaldson/Current teams

Where did Josh Donaldson go after the Blue Jays?

Cleveland Indians
The Blue Jays traded Donaldson to the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 1, 2018 after the star third baseman played just 36 games for Toronto due to injury.

Is Brett Lawrie married?

Dana Longm. 2016
Brett Lawrie/Spouse

What did the Toronto Blue Jays get for Josh Donaldson?

Indians get three-time All-Star Josh Donaldson in trade with Blue Jays. The Toronto Blue Jays on Friday traded third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Cleveland Indians, who are hoping the 2015 American League MVP can bolster their lineup and help them get back to the World Series. The Blue Jays will receive a player to be named later.

Who are the players in the Josh Donaldson trade?

If you’re reading this then you most certainly know about the trade that became official a short time ago between the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics. Heading to the A’s are Brett Lawrie, Franklin Barreto, Kendall Graveman, and Sean Nolin, while the Blue Jays receive All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson in return.

Who are the prospects for the Toronto Blue Jays?

Toronto pitching prospects Kendall Graveman and Sean Nolin also were included in the trade, alongside promising Minor League infielder Franklin Barreto. The deal caught almost everyone in baseball off guard because Donaldson was considered untouchable, but the Blue Jays’ persistence paid off.

Who is the third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays?

Josh Donaldson. Joshua Adam Donaldson (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional baseball third baseman who is currently a free agent.