The Milwaukee Brewers made a roster move by signing former New York Yankee Josh Donaldson to a minor league contract. This deal was completed prior to September 1, which is significant because now if he is added to the 40-man or active roster he would be eligible to play in the post-season. Following the news of Josh Donaldson joining the Brewers GM Matt Arnold spoke with the media and revealed one major factor as to why they added him.
Milwaukee Brewers GM Matt Arnold reveals one major factor as to why they signed Josh Donaldson.
One of the first things Matt Arnold mentioned about Josh Donaldson was his extensive post-season experience. The Brewers view the fact that he has played in 48 playoff games as a major plus. He has recent experience too for last year he played in nine post-season games with the Yankees.
Matt Arnold also made a few other interesting comments when talking about the signing. He called Josh Donaldson a “baseball rat” and that he has an “edge to him”, but in a good way. Again according to Arnold he believes that he should fit in with the Brewers already strong culture.
One last topic discussed was when he could make a big league appearance. The plan right now is for him to get some regular at-bats under his belt in Triple-A Nashville, but essentially he can be called up whenever he feels ready.
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