The Minnesota Twins reportedly have added a huge piece in their quest to repeat as AL Central champs.
The Twins and former AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a four-year deal, Mark Feinsand first reported on Tuesday. Ken Rosenthal says the deal is for $92 million over four years, with a fifth-year option that could make the contract increase to $100 million.
Donaldson reportedly had four-year contract offers on the table from the Twins, Washington Nationals, and Atlanta Braves. He was said to have been waiting for a team to match his $110 million asking price, and the Twins were described as the favorites to sign him.
Donaldson, 34, hit .259 with 37 homers and 94 RBIs last season. He won NL Comeback Player of the Year as he returned from injuries that limited him in 2018 to help lead the Braves to a division crown.
Donaldson proved last season that despite his declining batting average, he still has a powerful bat and can be a valuable member of a contender.
The Twins went 101-61 last season to win the division but were swept out of the playoffs by the Yankees.
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