Latest Josh Donaldson News

A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Nov. 15, 2019 3:46 AM EST

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason. Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in December when he received a $140 million, six-year contract from Washington. That worked out...

Odorizzi, Abreu accept $17.8M offers to stay with teams

Nov. 14, 2019 5:42 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman José Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White Sox as general managers headed home Thursday following their four-day annual meeting. Using the...

MadBum gets qualifying offer, Martinez stays with Red Sox

Nov. 4, 2019 10:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was among 10 free agents who received $17.8 million qualifying offers from their former teams on Monday, a move that likely will decrease demand for the 30-year-old left-hander. Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, went 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA over 34 starts this year after...

Braves re-sign Markakis, Flowers, decline Teheran option

Nov. 4, 2019 6:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are bringing back outfielder Nick Markakis in what will likely be a reduced role next season, but Julio Teheran's long tenure with the team could be over. Atlanta announced Monday it had re-signed Markakis and catcher Tyler Flowers to $4 million, one-year contracts for 2020 after...

Cole, Rendon among 131 free agents on market

Oct. 31, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering to spark Washington's seventh-inning comeback in Game 7 of the World Series. Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole also went free after warming up in the bullpen but never getting into the season finale. And...

Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

Oct. 10, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. "It's going to take me a while to kind of get over this whole thing," the manager said Thursday. Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

10-spot: Cards oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

Oct. 10, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history. The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt...

Another excruciating sports setback for the A-T-L

Oct. 10, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At this point, Atlanta sports fans should be numb to the disappointment. They've been through it so many times. Yet, somehow, this city's teams keep finding ways to take the misery index to new heights. A 10-spot in the very first inning? Can you believe it? Returning home with another...

Braves back in Atlanta, where other teams come to celebrate

Oct. 8, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are back in the A-T-L for a decisive postseason game. That's not necessarily a good omen for the home team. Over the years, Atlanta has been the place where other teams come to celebrate in October. The St. Louis Cardinals hope to continue that trend when they face the Braves in...

Molina wins it in 10th, Cards top Braves 5-4, Game 5 next

Oct. 7, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — They all knew. Every single one of them. Paul Goldschmidt and all the St. Louis Cardinals. Ozzie Albies and the rest of the Atlanta Braves. Tough to beat Yadier Molina in a big postseason spot. Molina pushed the Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying...