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Postby linchao » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:45 am

The Cleveland Indians acquired Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson in a trade nine days ago Ken Boyer Jersey , but rival team executives aren't happy with the fact that he has yet to suit up for his new team.After completing a couple of rehab assignment games, Donaldson was traded to Cleveland for a player to be named later. Donaldson was then placed on the disabled list and has yet to suit up for the Indians.According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, team executives are now questioning聽whether or not he's truly healthy. Thus, many of them are questioning why the trade would take place:"'I guess he got re-injured on the plane,'" one rival executive said, sarcastically.Another executive said the Indians skirted a rule requiring a player who suffers a recurrence of an injury on a rehabilitation assignment to remain inactive for five days before starting another one. But due to a technicality 鈥?Donaldson鈥檚 activation between his trips to the DL 鈥?the Indians did not need to wait five days.The rapid turnaround was not the main issue for most teams, merely the last curious act of a murky , confusing sequence of events."advertising Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsIn order for Donaldson to be eligible for the postseason roster, he had to be traded by Aug. 31. The Indians' decision to put him on the DL right away caused the frustration from rival executives.The Donaldson saga over the past calendar year has been one of the strangest in recent baseball memory. The 2015 AL MVP told the front office a year ago that he wanted to sign a long-term deal with the Blue Jays. However, Donaldson told reporters before the 2018 season that they weren't in the "same ballpark" for contract negotiations.advertisingRather than trade a star with one year left on his contract, the Jays held onto Donaldson with the hopes of contending. He last played for them on May 28, as a nagging calf injury sidelined him for three months. Toronto had no choice but to take the best possible offer for Donaldson, rather than lose him for nothing in free agency.The option for a qualifying offer was there, but the Blue Jays are expected to bring up top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for next season Whitey Herzog Jersey , meaning聽that it wouldn't be logical to give Donaldson a hefty salary around the $18 million mark.It's expected that Cleveland will pull the 32-year-old off the DL on Tuesday, so it won't be long until 'The Bringer of Rain' makes his Indians debut. The defending AL Central champions are headed to the playoffs for a third straight year, and he'll be reunited with Blue Jays teammate Edwin Encarnacion.advertising NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are transferring longtime media relations boss Jay Horwitz to a new role as vice president of alumni public relations and team historian.Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon announced Horwitz’s job change Wednesday at a press conference that was more of a roast by former players, coaches and executives. Horwitz has been with the team for nearly 40 years, and figures from throughout his tenure attended.Among them: Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson , Keith Hernandez, John Franco, Joe Torre, Terry Collins, Steve Phillips and Omar Minaya. A number of current Mets also attended, including captain David Wright.Horwitz will work in his new role to aid next season’s 50-year anniversary of the Mets 1969 World Series championship, and also on further connecting the club’s alumni.The 73-year-old Horwitz has been beloved by players for his bumbling but loyal personality.Horwitz recalled how he spilled a can of orange juice on general manager Frank Cashen during his job interview in 1980 but got the job anyway. He was then late to his first day of work Orlando Cepeda Jersey , mistakenly commuting to Brooklyn instead of Shea Stadium.Horwitz has often been a subject of clubhouse pranks. Wright admitted to repeatedly rubbing eye black on Horwitz’s binoculars. Franco said he used to cut off Horwitz’s ties in his sleep. Horwitz even said players once “made a No. 2 in my bed” on the road.“The older guys taught me, if they don’t like you, they won’t screw around with you,” Horwitz said.Players also tried to set up Horwitz on dates during road trips. Some were more successful than others — he claimed to break out in hives after the team brought a stripper to the Wrigley Field clubhouse for his birthday years ago.Wright also said Horwitz was instrumental in helping him establish a good relationship with the New York media, and Franco praised Horwitz for his loyalty.“He would fight for the players,” Franco said. He later choked up when adding “I love you man. Thank you.”Horwitz’s first assistant with the Mets, Tim Hamilton , died Wednesday. Hamilton predated Horwitz with New York, and Horwitz told The Associated Press that Hamilton was a “great guy” who helped acclimate him to life at Shea Stadium. Hamilton’s ex-wife, Lorraine Hamilton, is still the Mets’ executive director of broadcasting and events.
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