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Athletics trade Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie, Sean Nolin, others

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The Blue Jays made a significant move Friday, acquiring Josh Donaldson from the Athletics.

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In a major Black Friday blockbuster, the Toronto Blue Jays have acquired All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson, according to FOX Sports' Ken RosenthalPer Yahoo's Jeff Passan, the Oakland Athletics will receive infielder Brett Lawrie, shortstop Franklin Barreto, left-hander Sean Nolin, and right-hander Kendall Graveman in return.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser was the first to report that the Athletics were on the verge of a major deal.

The soon-to-be 29-year-old Donaldson is under club control for four more years. He is coming off an excellent season that netted him his first Gold Glove award and an eighth place finish in the AL MVP race. In 695 plate appearances, he hit .255/.342/.456 with 29 home runs, a 125 OPS+, and 7.4 WAR.

Donaldson represents the second star player that Toronto has acquired this month, as the club gave catcher Russell Martin a massive five-year, $82 million deal two weeks ago.