CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have reportedly acquired Josh Donaldson from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal announced the trade via Twitter on Friday.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2018
Donaldson was the American League MVP in 2015. Between 2015 and 2017 he averaged 37 home runs per year.
Donaldson hasn’t played in a big-league game since late May, but recently started a rehab assignment with the Blue Jays, according to The Athletic writer Zack Meisel. Donaldson is reportedly owed close to $4 million for the rest of the season.
Josh Donaldson, 2015-17: .285/.387/.559 slash line (2015 AL MVP), 37 HR per year
Josh Donaldson, 2018: Hasn't played in a big-league game since late May, but recently started a rehab assignment with the Blue Jays. Owed close to $4M for rest of the season.
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) September 1, 2018
The Indians have not yet commented on the trade. More details will be provided as they become available.