The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired third-baseman Josh Donaldson from the Oakland Athletics for Brett Lawrie, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin and Franklin Barreto according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Jeff Passan of Yahoo!
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2014
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 29, 2014
Donaldson, 28, in 2014 hit for a slash of .255/.342/.456 with 29 home runs, 98 RBI, .798 OPS in 158 games. He had a 6.4 fWAR and a 129 wRC+.
In 2013, the third baseman had a 7.7 fWAR while hitting for a slash of .301/.384/.499 with 24 home runs, 93 RBI, .883 OPS in 158 games.
Donaldson is in his first year of arbitration while being a super two and is eligible to test free agency after the 2018 season.
Lawrie, 24, missed over 80 games in 2014 due to a fractured finger when he was hit by a pitch, and also suffered from a tender oblique. Lawrie hit for a slash of .247/.301/.421 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 282 plate appearances. Lawrie is arbitration eligibility for the first time in his career and can become a free agent after the 2017 season.