Could the Yankees’ be adding another former MVP to their lineup? According to reports, they are in discussion with the Blue Jays regarding Josh Donaldson.
Former GM of the New York Mets and now analyst at MLB Network tweeted out that Toronto is reportedly having discussions with multiple teams including the Yankees on the three-time All-Star. This comes less than just 24 hours after 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen was acquired to slot into a Judge-less outfield.
Sources: #BlueJays having discussions with #Yankees, #Phillies, #Braves and #Cardinals for @BringerOfRain20
— Steve Phillips (@StevePhillipsGM) August 31, 2018
Donaldson, 32, is in the midst of an injury-plagued season, playing in just 37 games due to a shoulder and calf injury. In 159 plate appearances, he’s slashed a subpar .234/.333/.423 with five homers and 16 RBI. However, he is just three years removed from a 2015 campaign where he hit 41 homers and posted a wRC+ of 154. Not to mention the fact that he’s hit 20+ homers in five straight seasons for the A’s and Blue Jays.
Since he is set to become a free agent after the conclusion of the 2018 season, Donaldson would almost certainly be a rental for the Yankees. Although nothing is serious as of yet, keep your eyes peeled for the possibility of another MVP landing in the Bronx.