Donaldson put the injury behind him in the last two months of the season, when he hit.302 with 22 home runs, an on-base average of.410 and a slugging percentage of.688.
As you would expect, many players avoided arbitration before the deadline by agreeing to contracts for the upcoming season.
The settlement will pay the three-time All-Star $23 million in 2018 after making $17 million in 2017, he now surpasses Russell Martin and Troy Tulowitzki as the highest paid player on the roster.
The previous record for an arbitration-eligible player was set by Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in May, when he agreed to a one-year deal for $21.625 million. The sure-handed infielder missed time from April 14 through May 25 with a calf injury, which also hampered him during spring training. Prince Fielder settled with the Milwaukee Brewers for $15.5 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility.
Sanchez also avoided arbitration, signing a one-year deal worth $2.7 million.
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Toronto Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera scores on a sacrifice fly by Josh Donaldson as New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) applies the late tag during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept.30, 2017, at Yankee Stadium in New York. By striking the agreement, the two sides will avoid any salary arbitration proceedings.
Angels RHP Garrett Richards: 1 year, $7.3 million.
- Reliever Zach McAllister and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a $2.45-million, one-year contract, a raise from the $1,825,000 he earned last season.
Reds CF Billy Hamilton: 1 year, $4.6 million. The 27-year-old hit.253 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs last season and made $552,100.
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