Braves sign former Blue Jay Josh Donaldson to 1-year contract

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Josh Donaldson is heading to Atlanta.

The Braves announced Monday that they had signed the former Blue Jay and 2015 American League MVP to a one-year deal worth US$23 million, a salary that matches what the third baseman made during a forgettable 2018 season.

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The move also reunites Donaldson with former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who was hired as Atlanta’s GM and executive vice president last November.

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Donaldson, hampered by shoulder inflammation and calf issues, played just 36 games for Toronto in 2018 and was traded to the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 31.

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He finished the year hitting .246 with eight homers and 23 RBIs between the two teams.

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