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2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson Retires From MLB After 13 Seasons

Congratulations, Josh! Enjoy your retirement!

In 2015, he was named American League MVP. josh donaldson He announced his retirement from MLB on Monday.

The 38-year-old explained why he decided to retire after 13 seasons in professional baseball.

“There was a time at the end of the season where I was really happy with where I was, so I decided to give it one more try,” Donaldson said on “The Mayor's Office” with MLB legend Sean Casey. I thought so,” he said. “But today, being back home with my family and getting married, it's both a sad and happy day for me. I want to retire from this game that my family and I have dedicated our entire lives to.” I'm going to make an announcement.” (Related: New Jersey Devils Fire head coach Lindy Ruff elevates Travis Green to interim captain after failing to meet expectations)

In addition to winning the AL MVP award in 2015, Donaldson won two Silver Slugger Awards and was named to the All-Star team three times. Donaldson had 279 home runs, 816 RBIs, and a career batting average of .261 during his career.

However, over the past two years, Donaldson's decline has become evident. He hit .222/.308/.374 with the New York Yankees in 2022. And in 2023, he played just 50 games with the Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers, hitting a line of .152/.249/.418.

Donaldson played for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Yankees, and Brewers.

The official retirement announcement is as follows:

Josh was a good player…I still remember his legendary year with my Atlanta Braves in 2019. He definitely did that for us that season – 37 home runs and 94 RBIs to be exact. he was a monster.

Congratulations, Josh, on a great career…enjoy those millions in retirement, you deserve it.

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