It is becoming increasingly likely that Josh Donaldson will sign a four-year contract.
With offers already on the table from the Nationals and Twins, Donaldson now has a four-year offer on the table from the Braves according to The Athletic’s David O’Brien.
— David O’Brien (@DOBrienATL) January 2, 2020
Donaldson joined the Braves on a one-year deal last season in an effort to rehab his value after a 2018 that was largely lost due to injury.
Playing third base for the Braves, Donaldson responded with 34 home runs, a .900 OPS and 94 RBI across 155 games.
It has been believed that Donaldson would prefer to stay with the Braves if all things were equal. What the value of any of the offers out for Donaldson are remains to be seen. He made $23 million on his one-year deal with the Braves for 2019.
The Braves also also at-least talked with the Rockies and Cubs about acquiring Nolan Arenado or Kris Bryant. They could also opt to turn over the position to Austin Riley or Johan Camargo if they are unable to bring back Donaldson.