Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2017. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Blue Jays, Josh Donaldson Reach Record Arbitration Deal

ESPN reports star 3rd baseman agrees to $23 million deal for 2018.

The Toronto Blue Jays seem to be ready to take one more swing at a run with their star player.

Sources confirmed to ESPN that third baseman Josh Donaldson agreed to a $23 million, one-year deal with the team — breaking the record for the highest salary for a player eligible for arbitration. That beats the previous high set last May when the Nationals resigned Bryce Harper for $21.65 million. Donaldson, 32, the 2015 AL MVP, had been the subject of reported trade interest throughout the offseason.

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