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Twins officially welcome Josh Donaldson to Minnesota

The All-Star third baseman was signed to a four-year deal worth a guaranteed $92 million.
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New Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is introduced.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have confirmed their biggest free agent signing of the off-season: All-Star third baseman and former American League MVP Josh Donaldson.

The Twins officially welcomed Donaldson to the franchise with a press conference Wednesday at Target Field.

According to a press release, the Twins signed Donaldson to a four-year deal worth a guaranteed $92 million. Terms of the deal are set to pay out $21 million per season from 2020 through 2023, with a 2024 club option worth $16 million, with an $8 million buyout.

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Donaldson, 34, earned National League Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2019 after hitting .259 with 37 home runs and 94 RBI with the Atlanta Braves.

A three-time All-Star, Donaldson made his MLB debut in 2010 with the Oakland A's. He joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015, and earned American League MVP honors that same season.

Donaldson has had great success in Target Field in past while playing against the Twins. In 22 career games at the ballpark, he's recorded a .373 batting average with 10 home runs and 21 RBI.

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The Twins open Spring Training in Fort Myers, Florida in mid-February. Minnesota opens the 2020 regular season on the road on March 26 against one of Donaldson's former teams, the A's. The Twins will also host Oakland in the home opener at Target Field on April 2.