Josh Donaldson (38), former MVP, was released from the New York Yankees.
On the 30th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), said, “Donaldson, who was selected as an All-Star three times and became the 2015 American League (AL) MVP, has ended a difficult life in New York.”
Donaldson안전놀이터 was placed on the 10-day disabled list (IL) on July 17 with a right calf problem. Four days later he was moved to IL for 60 days, lengthening the hiatus. Recently, the possibility of returning was cautiously discussed, but it was sorted out as ‘release’. Donaldson’s performance this season was 0.142 batting average (15 hits in 106 at-bats) in 33 games, 10 home runs and 15 RBIs. The combined OPS of on-base percentage (0.225) and slugging percentage (0.434) is 0.659.Donaldson won the AL MVP in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting 41 homers and 123 RBIs. He also has a history of winning the All-Star three times and the Silver Slugger twice in his personal career. However, starting in 2020, his performance plummeted. Even after he transferred from the Minnesota Twins to the Yankees in March 2020, there was no rebound. He had a batting average of 0.222 (106 hits in 478 at-bats), 15 homers and 62 RBIs in 132 games last year. His OPS actually ‘bottomed’ at 0.682, and his performance this season was not much different. His two seasons with the Yankees were a batting average of 0.207, 25 homers and 77 RBIs.