Josh Donaldson officially traded from Blue Jays to Indians

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In a shocking move to Tribe fans everywhere, it was announced that the Indians have landed Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson in a trade Friday night. When the team was scuffling early in 2015, Donaldson told reporters after a loss that "this isn't the try league, this is the get it done league".

All of these teams make sense. Players can only be traded once they are deemed healthy, the Major League Baseball guidelines say. He's been battling several injuries and is scheduled to play a rehab stint with the Blue Jays' High-A affiliate in Dunedin.

Cleveland is set to visit Toronto for a four-game series starting next Thursday.

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Donaldson came to Toronto in November, 2014, in a trade by then general manager Alex Anthopoulos, that is regarded as being lopsided in the Blue Jays' favour.

Although speculative, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com names RHP Julian Merryweather as a player "rumoured to be headed to Toronto".

The 32-year-old Donaldson is a three-time All-Star who won the American League MVP for Toronto in 2015. "But we feel we've built that in appropriately with the structure of the deal and spent quite a bit of time talking with the Blue Jays on how we appropriately balance that risk".

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Donaldson is one of the best third basemen in the game when healthy, but the problem is, the 2015 MVP hasn't been able to play since May 28.

Also, Donaldson is in a contract year and will be a free agent at season's end while Kipnis has one more year and his backup, Erik Gonzalez, is under team control until 2023.

Donaldson becomes the first MVP to wear an Indians uniform since Juan Gonzalez (a two-time victor for the Texas Rangers) spent a year with the club in 2001. But the club made the gross miscalculation that it would be a contender this year and chose to roll the dice that the third baseman would return to form.

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Given his age, Donaldson is not seen as a part of a rebuild the club is embarking on.

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