The Indians have reportedly made a move to bolster their lineup before tonight's midnight deadline.
Sources: Josh Donaldson has been told he's been traded to the Cleveland Indians.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 1, 2018
If Josh Donaldson is healthy and anything close to his typical self, this is a game-changing deal for the Cleveland Indians. A middle of the lineup with Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Donaldson, Michael Brantley and Edwin Encarnacion is perilous for pitchers.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 1, 2018
Donaldson is a 3-time all-star but has been dealing with injuries for most of the season.
Josh Donaldson, 2015-17: .285/.387/.559 slash line (2015 AL MVP), 37 HR per year— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) September 1, 2018
Josh Donaldson, 2018: Hasn't played in a big-league game since late May, but recently started a rehab assignment with the Blue Jays. Owed close to $4M for rest of the season.
The Cleveland #Indians now can play Josh Donaldson at third base, move Jose Ramirez to second base and Jason Kipnis to the outfield on certain days. Certainly, it gives the #Indians significant firepower and depth if Donaldson stays healthy— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 1, 2018