Entering the season’s last month, the Brewers remain in position to declare their 2nd department title in the previous 3 years. And if Milwaukee, presently holding a three-game lead over the Cubs, can hold back the competitors, its postseason lineup may include three-time All-Star 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson.
The club revealed Thursday that they have actually signed Donaldson to a Minor League agreement. The 37-year-old will report to Triple-A Nashville and will be qualified for Brewers’ postseason lineup, need to they make it, as he signed prior to completion of August.
The addition comes 2 days after Donaldson was launched by the Yankees in the middle of an injury-marred season. He is striking simply .142 with a .659 OPS in 34 video games this year. He has actually been sidelined by a best calf pressure considering that mid-July and won’t be qualified for activation off the 60-day IL till Sept. 15.
Prior to landing with New York in 2022, Donaldson was one baseball’s finest 3rd basemen for almost a years. He taped a 139 OPS+ from 2013-21 and won the AL MVP Award while with the Blue Jays in ’15. Defensively, his 18 Outs Above Average considering that the start of ’19 ranks seventh amongst competent 3rd basemen.
Rookie Andruw Monasterio has actually been managing the bulk of the playing time at the hot corner in Milwaukee considering that the start of July. He left to an excellent start in the Majors, bring an .807 OPS through his very first 37 video games. But Monasterio has actually remained in a depression throughout August, striking .211 with a .590 OPS in 90 at-bats.