The addition of Donaldson could potentially provide a much-needed boost to a Cleveland lineup that has struggled with injuries of its own, including to Lonnie Chisenhall, Tyler Naquin, and Leonys Martin.
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. Despite that, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports has been told teams are showing interest.
It was with that production in mind that the Blue Jays discussed a possible extension with Donaldson this spring.
Also, Donaldson is in a contract year and will be a free agent at season's end while Kipnis has one more year and his backup, Erik Gonzalez, is under team control until 2023.
He belted three homers over 11 games during the 2015 post-season and hit.417 over nine playoff games in 2016 while posting an impressive 1.128 OPS (on-base plus slugging).
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Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez was a 23-year-old sophomore during that milestone campaign. Outfielder George Bell won in 1987. Vlad Jr.is the building block of the Blue Jays' next wave of talented young stars and it simply didn't make sense to employ a former MVP and potentially a future MVP on the same team.
Donaldson was acquired by the Blue Jays in a November 2014 deal with Oakland.
Donaldson ends his Blue Jays tenure with 116 home runs and a.281/.383/.548 batting line over four seasons. But the club made the gross miscalculation that it would be a contender this year and chose to roll the dice that the third baseman would return to form.
If he were not dealt, Toronto could have let Donaldson walk away for nothing. "But he did a lot for us here, and I wish him the best". He was instrumental in the Blue Jays' 2015 and 2016 seasons.
Given his age, Donaldson is not seen as a part of a rebuild the club is embarking on.