10 former Cleveland Guardians who are still without a job entering Spring Training

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10. Josh Donaldson

An acquisiton back from when there was a seperate waiver trade deadline, Cleveland acquired Josh Donaldson from the Toronto Blue Jays in a series of events that was quite controversial. While Cleveland did not break any rules in their acquisition of Donaldson, there were a few other organizations unhappy with how the events that lead up to his departure from Toronto played out.

Donaldson appeared in just 16 games for Cleveland in 2018, totaling 14 hits including three doubles and three home runs in the regular season. Unfortunately, Donaldson was a no-show in their postseason series against Houston, going 1-12 with four strikeouts.

After his brief time in Cleveland came to an end, Donaldson has appeared in games for the Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, and Milwaukee Brewers with varying levels of success.

Now at 38-years old with his performance at the plate declining combined with an increase in injury frequency, it does not seem likely that the 2015 American League Most Valuable Player Award winner is going to be fielding a ton of calls about signing with a team any time soon. While Donaldson has stated he is open to playing in 2024, the fact he is still a free agent in the middle of February casts some doubt on that possibility.