The Minnesota Twins new third baseman Josh Donaldson, flanked by team executive Derek Falvey, left, and manager Rocco Baldelli, is introduced during a baseball news conference Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Josh Donaldson have finalized their four-year, $92 million contract. That’s the richest in team history for a free agent.

Donaldson agreed last week to the deal that includes a club option for a fifth season. The previous high-dollar mark for Minnesota on the open market was a $55 million contract for starting pitcher Ervin Santana that began in 2015.

Donaldson was the 2015 AL MVP award winner with Toronto. The 34-year-old hit 37 home runs for Atlanta in 2019. He joins a lineup that set the major league record with 307 homers last season.


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