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Star 3B Josh Donaldson Reportedly Signing With Twins in Surprise Move

 Third baseman and former AL MVP Josh Donaldson is headed to the Twin Cities.
Third baseman and former AL MVP Josh Donaldson is headed to the Twin Cities. | Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Minnesota Twins added another member to their vaunted "Bomba Squad" lineup, and their new addition is a battle-tested third baseman that remains a destructive force at the heart of any order.

The Twins ultimately outbid the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves for the services of Josh Donaldson, as Rocco Baldelli's group agreed with him on a four-year deal reportedly worth around $100 million.

We're just as surprised as you are, Braves fans.

The former AL MVP for the Toronto Blue Jays was an invaluable piece in the heart of the Atlanta order last season, as he clubbed 37 home runs and provided a steady veteran presence in a young and inexperienced locker room.

This leaves a gaping hole at third base for the Braves, while the Twins got a major boost in helping keep their powerful core at the top of the American League.

Donaldson might be 34 years old and not quite an annual MVP candidate anymore, but he's still one of the best third baseman in the game, and he'll help the Twins try to stay at the top of the AL Central.