Braves Sign Josh Donaldson to a 1-Year, $23-Million Deal

Josh Donaldson Is The First Big Free Agent To Sign A Deal
     
     
       By Aldo Soto-        Nov 26 2018       2319

"One hundred percent", McCann told the Atlanta Journal Constitution last offseason when asked if he would want to end his career with the Braves. The salary matches what the third baseman made during a forgettable 2018 season.

Josh Donaldson is heading to Atlanta.

He signed a one-year, $23 million last year so it seemed like he would be out of the Indians' price range for a deal in 2019. I played close to 10 years here.

A former star with the Toronto Blue Jays is heading to Hotlanta. He played in just 16 games with the Indians after an August 31st waiver trade. Speculatively speaking, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Atlanta try him in the outfield corners during Spring Training as well; if Camargo proved capable, the Braves could deploy him in a Marwin Gonzalez or Ben Zobrist-esque fashion, granting him fairly regular at-bats while spelling Donaldson, Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies, among others.

Meanwhile, the signing of McCann means a homecoming for the veteran catcher.

He batted.270 with 33 home runs and 78 RBIs despite playing just 113 games during an injury-shortened 2017 season.

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The Braves now have an outstanding infield, with Freddie Freeman at first base, Ozzie Albies at second, Dansby Swanson at short and Donaldson at third with Johan Camargo as the utility backup.

The Donaldson era ended abruptly and the goal of him coming to town to help this team win a World Series never came to be.

Last season, McCann hit 18 percent below league average but his left-handed bat provides more of a true platoon situation for the lefty Flowers, though Kurt Suzuki's production will be hard to replicate.

Still, that's quite the foundation for the defending NL East champions.

He was with the Braves until 2013, when he departed to play with the Yankees.

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