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The Cardinals tried to sign Josh Donaldson - A Hunt and Peck

But didn’t.

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On Monday Josh Donaldson signed a deal with the Atlanta Braves for one-year of service in exchange for $23 million. Many Cardinals fans, for years really, had looked at Donaldson as a viable option to improve the club. Alas, it was not meant to be. The Cardinals did reach out to Donaldson, though, per Mark Saxon of The Athletic:

If this is true, the Cardinals did their due-diligence, but acquiring Josh Donaldson just was not in the Cards.

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