Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson

Joshua Adam Donaldson is an American professional baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, and Minnesota Twins.

Donaldson was initially drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2007 MLB draft after playing college baseball at Auburn University. He made his MLB debut with the Athletics in 2010 as a catcher, progressing with the team, switching positions to third base, and eventually becoming an All-Star in the 2014 MLB season.

After being traded to the Blue Jays, Donaldson was voted the American League's Most Valuable Player for the 2015 MLB season and was named as a starter to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, earning the most fan votes obtained by a player in the process. Donaldson also won the Silver Slugger Award and led the American League in RBIs (runs batted in) and runs scored. He was traded to the Indians in August 2018, and then signed a one-year contract with the Braves for 2019. After a successful year with the Braves, Donaldson agreed to a four-year deal with the Twins, before being traded to the Yankees for the 2022 season

Career highlights and awards

3× All-Star (2014–2016)

AL MVP (2015)

2× Silver Slugger Award (2015, 2016)

AL Hank Aaron Award (2015)

NL Comeback Player of the Year (2019)

AL RBI leader (2015)

Josh Donaldson
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