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13-Year MLB Veteran Announces His Retirement

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Josh Donaldson has announced his retirement after 13 seasons at age 38. His resume compiled of three All-Star selections, two Silver Slugger Awards, and 2015 AL MVP honors. Donaldson broke the news on “The Mayor’s Office with Sean Casey” podcast.

“Today is a sad but also a happy day for me to where I am going to announce my retirement from the game that I've dedicated my entire life around,” Donaldson said. “… It's sad because I'll be not able to go out there and play the game that I love anymore. But it's also a very happy time that I get to be around the family and kind of take that next chapter in life.”

Donaldson was one of the most electric players of his time and always played with fire. Donaldson called seven franchises home across his 13-year career, Toronto, Oakland, Minnesota, New York (AL), Cleveland, Atlanta, and Milwaukee.

Donaldson's most memorable moments came with his time in Toronto, where he 2015 AL MVP honors to his resume. Adding him to the short list of just two Blue Jays to take home the award (George Bell 1987). In 2015, Donaldson slashed .297/.371/.568 with 41 home runs across 158 games.

Looking at Donaldson's career as a whole, his .261/.358/.489 slash line and 279 home runs compiled him a 46.8 WAR. Donaldson brought a lot of fans to the league with his fiery passion and hard competition.

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