‘Ending a rough life in New York’ 2015 AL MVP…is ‘released’ by Yankees

Former Most Valuable Player (MVP) Josh Donaldson, 38, has been released by the New York Yankees.

“The three-time All-Star and 2015 American League (AL) MVP has ended a tumultuous tenure in New York,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), reported on Tuesday.바카라사이트

Donaldson was placed on the 10-day disabled list (IL) on July 17 with a right calf strain. Four days later, he was transferred to the 60-day IL, lengthening his absence. He was recently cautiously mentioned as a possible return, but was labeled as “out. Donaldson’s numbers this season are 33 games, batting .142 (106-for-15) with 10 home runs and 15 RBIs. His on-base percentage (0.225) and slugging percentage (0.434) combine for an OPS of 0.659.

Donaldson won the AL MVP in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays after hitting 41 home runs and 123 RBIs. He’s also a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger. However, his performance plummeted in 2020. There was no rebound after he was traded to the Yankees from the Minnesota Twins in March 2020. In 132 games last year, he batted .222 (106-for-478) with 15 home runs and 62 RBIs. His OPS effectively “bottomed out” at .682, and this season hasn’t been much different. In his two seasons with the Yankees, he’s batting .207 with 25 home runs and 77 RBIs.