Indians acquire former MVP Josh Donaldson

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There's a good chance he's got some very productive years left before he's done, and the Blue Jays lack of interest in retaining him was more about where they're at as a franchise than his own abilities.

The Indians sent a player to be named to the Blue Jays for cash considerations and Donaldson, who has been limited to 36 games this season because of injuries.

Josh Donaldson provided Blue Jays fans with many memorable moments over his four-year stint with the team.

The third baseman only played in his first rehab game on Tuesday night in Dunedin, Fla., for Toronto's Class-A affiliate.

Encarnacion told reporters after the Indians' 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday that Donaldson is a "great player".

Coincidentally, the Blue Jays and Indians face off during a four-game set at Rogers Centre beginning next Thursday, September 6th. Canadian Brett Lawrie went to the Athletics in the five-player move that will go down as one of the best trades then-general manager Alex Anthopoulos completed during his tenure in Toronto.

Teddy Bridgewater and the Saints are a flawless fit
And considering how Bridgewater departed NY , here's hoping he receives a warm welcome in New Orleans. Drew Brees turn 40 in January and they didn't have a clear successor to him for when he retires.

Donaldson was acquired by the Blue Jays in a November 2014 deal with Oakland. That helped the Blue Jays reach their first AL East Division crown since 1993. If he can stay healthy and end up as a premiere performer over the final month and into the playoffs, perhaps he'll get a multi-year deal this winter after all, but right now that seems like a long shot.

Both Donaldson and Granderson are three-time All-Stars.

When he has played, Donaldson has hit five home runs and his.757 OPS is his lowest since his 2012 rookie season.

Before arriving in the big leagues, Donaldson spent three years at Auburn University.

The Indians are 20 games over.500 and 14 games ahead of the second-place Twins in the American League's Central Division.

Tempers flared in the Blue Jays dugout during an August 2016 game at Yankee Stadium after Donaldson threw his bat into the wall while walking off the field after a strikeout.

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