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Blue Jays, Josh Donaldson Agree To $23M Deal

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The Toronto Blue Jays and third baseman Josh Donaldson agreed on a one-year deal for $23 million, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

The deal broke the record for the highest salary among players eligible for arbitration which was was set when Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper agreed to a one-year deal for $21.625 million.

Donaldson bounced back from an injury-plagued 2016 campaign to have a solid campaign, hitting .270 with 33 homers and 78 RBIs.

Donaldson will be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.

 

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Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood

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The Detroit Tigers have acquired right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland Athletics, per a club announcement, although the Tigers have not yet decided yet whether or not to receive a player-to-be-named-later or cash considerations in the return of trade, according to San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

Blackwood is one of the two players to be named later in the who teams’ completed Mike Fiers trade earlier this season.

Blackwood, 23, has been with the Athletics’ organization since they drafted with the 14th pick in the 2016 draft.

 

 

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Red Sox Place Chris Sale On DL

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The Boston Red Sox have placed starting pitcher, and Cy Young Award candidate, Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15th, as the hurler is dealing with mild inflammation in his pitching shoulder, prompting the move.

Sale was previously on the disabled list, with the same issue, back on July 31st, which makes this tenure a bit alarming.

In a corresponding move, Boston recalled right hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket

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Indians’ Trevor Bauer Out 4-6 Weeks with Stress Fracture

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss four to six weeks due to a stress fracture in his right leg.

Bauer had been putting in a stellar season, with a 12-6 record to go along with a 2.22 ERA, and he is one of the leading candidates for the American League Cy Young award. The loss of Bauer for any stretch of time, especially for this time frame, will be an incredible blow to the Indians moving forward.

Bauer could return during the regular season in mid-to-late September.

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