Josh Donaldson

Akshita Patel

Is Josh Donaldson Retiring From The Yankees? Vows To Make A Difference This Year Before Leaving

Josh Donaldson, the third baseman for the New York Yankees, is confident of making a bounce back this season after an awful last year.

The New York Yankees acquired baseman Josh Donaldson from Minnesota Twins via a trade in the middle of the 2022 season. Josh, who’s had a long and successful career in MLB, came in with a lot of expectations and sadly failed to live up to them. He recorded his lowest career numbers as he batted at .222 with 15 home runs and 62 RBIs in total.


However, this season, the under-fire baseman is all set to make a difference. Despite trade rumors, Josh Donaldson said he is here to stay and compete at the highest level. Moreover, Josh also revealed his retirement plans as he turned 37 last year. On the other hand, the Yankees look set to include Josh in the starting roster at the third base during the 2023 MLB season inaugural game.

Josh Donaldson Opens Up On His Retirement Plans

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New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson warms up before batting practice before the Yankees’ game Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore.Mark Goldman / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

New York Yankees baseman Josh Donaldson made his MLB debut with the Oakland Athletics in 2010, and he quickly established himself as one of the best third basemen in the game. He won the American League MVP award in 2015 and has been named to three All-Star teams. Despite his success, Donaldson has had to overcome numerous obstacles throughout his career. He has battled injuries and faced criticism from fans who have questioned his abilities and his worth as a player.

Particularly last season, Josh Donaldson played entirely different from his usual self after arriving in New York. However, the baseman has sent out a very strong message for the fans as he stated that he would have retired happily if he didn’t feel he had it in him to contribute to the team. Josh further added he is not here to play just for the sake of it but to win games for his teams. Moreover, Donaldson is determined to give it all he has this season to help the Yankees win the world series title. And coming back to his retirement, he’s still got a couple of years left in him.

Donaldson Shares His Game Plan For The New MLBS Season

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New York Yankees’ Josh Donaldson, left, talks with manager Aaron Boone in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Josh Donaldson believes this year is going to be a lot different from the disastrous last year. He thinks he was good in the field but awful at the plate with the bat. Hence, this year, the baseman plan on being consistent and scoring some valuable runs. He has a set mindset and a game plan to keep things simple and play on strength.

Donaldson also revealed what went wrong for him last year. He said he was working really hard on his craft offensively. But somehow, it failed to reflect on the field. Josh also said that the repeated failures truly hurt him, and he was in bad shape. However, this year, he is better physically as well as emotionally. Well, Josh’s words’ are indeed inspiring, and we hope he comes back stronger this year.