MLB Rumors: Rangers Have ‘Shown Interest’ In Braves Third Baseman Josh Donaldson, Per Jeff Passan

Josh Donaldson of the Atlanta Braves hits an RBI single during the 2019 NL Division Series.

The Texas Rangers are reportedly hoping to address their weakness at third base by signing erstwhile Atlanta Braves star Josh Donaldson, provided he rejects his current team’s qualifying offer.

In a Twitter post shared on Friday and cited by Bleacher Report, ESPN’s Jeff Passan wrote that the Rangers have “expressed interest” in Donaldson, given that the team has enough money to spend on player acquisitions in the MLB offseason. Further citing a report from The Athletic, Bleacher Report noted that the third baseman — who turns 34-years-old next month — is expected to turn down the $ 17.8 million qualifying offer he received from the Braves, thus allowing him to enter free agency.

Aside from the Rangers, the Philadelphia Phillies are also reportedly interested in acquiring Donaldson, as tweeted separately by MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.

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