Josh Donaldson has been one of the league’s premier players for quite some time and his free agency appears to be coming down to the wire. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Dodgers remain in the mix to sign him, despite being a relative longshot.
The 34-year-old third baseman is coming off an excellent bounce-back campaign with the Atlanta Braves. Across 155 games played, he slashed .259/.379/.521 with 37 home runs, a 132 wRC+, and 4.9 WAR. He figures to be able to capitalize on his stellar 2019 campaign, despite his age.
Donaldson has won an MVP in his career and holds a lifetime .878 on-base plus slugging percentage and consistently ranks amongst the league’s best defensive players at the hot corner.
From late last night: Quick-hitting notes: Donaldson, Lindor, Marte, Ryu. https://t.co/jgonbFDT29
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 20, 2019
While Donaldson remains a possibility, the club is still looking at viable options in Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor — who are reportedly in the endgame when it comes to trade conversations — and Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts. Donaldson appears to be the most unlikely scenario of the three when…