“Slugger extraordinaire” Josh Donaldson, 37, has been released by his former team, the New York Yankees, after struggling with slumps and injuries. The Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced on Tuesday that they have parted ways with Donaldson .Donaldson was an iconic MLB infielder. He won the American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the 2015 season with the Toronto Blue Jays, batting .297 with 41 home runs and 123 RBIs. After hitting 20 or more home runs in five straight years starting in 2013, Donaldson was sidelined by injury in 2018, but he bounced back with a 37-homer season in 2019 after joining the Atlanta Braves. He won the National League Rookie of the Year award that year, and as a free agent, he signed a four-year, $92 million contract with the Minnesota Twins. However, injuries limited him to just 28 games in 2020, and he declined the following year. He struggled to hit .222 with 15 home runs and 62 RBIs last year after moving to the Yankees, and he’s been battling injuries again this season, hitting just .142 with 10 home runs and 15 RBIs in 34 games. While his power is still there, his accuracy at the plate has deteriorated to the point where he’s a subpar hitter. Donaldson is currently on the 60-day disabled list with a right calf strain .As a free agent, Donaldson is eligible to sign with any team, and if he finds a new team by September 2, he could be eligible for a postseason 토토사이트 roster.