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mlb notes: blue jays and josh donaldson agree to one-year deal worth $23 million

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mlb notes: blue jays and josh donaldson agree to one-year deal worth $23 million

third baseman josh donaldson and the toronto blue jays agreed to a $23-million contract, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player.the 32-year-old, a three-time all-star, topped the $21,625,000, one-year deal covering 2018 agreed to last may by outfielder bryce harper and washington.donaldson, the 2015 al mvp, got a $6 million raise after rebounding from an injury-slowed 2016 to hit .270 last season with 33 homers and 78 rbis in 113 games. the sure-handed infielder missed time from april 14 through may 25 with a calf injury, which also hampered him during spring training.donaldson was coming off a $28.65 million, two-year deal. he is eligible for free agency after this season.toronto also agreed friday to one-year deals with outfielder ezequiel carrera ($1.9 million) and left-hander aaron loup ($1,812,500).carrera earned $1,162,500 last season, when the 30-year-old venezuelan played every outfield spot and batted .282 with eight homers and 20 rbis in a career-high 131 games for the blue jays — 91 of those in left field.here are some other agreements to avoid arbitration:— kris bryant has agreed to a $10.85-million, one-year deal with the chicago cubs, a record for a player eligible for arbitration for the first time. the previous mark was held by ryan howard, who was awarded $10 million by a three-person panel in 2008, his first year of eligibility for arbitration. bryant hit .295 with 29 home runs and 73 rbis in 2017.— nl batting champion charlie bla...