The Athletics have renewed the contract of third baseman Josh Donaldson for 2014 at a league-minimum salary of $500,000, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports. Last season, Donaldson made $492,500, which was just a bit above the then-minimum figure of $490,000. Heyman has learned that the A's initially offered a bit more than the minimum for 2014, but when Donaldson declined they renewed at $500,000. Since Donaldson doesn't yet have enough service time for arbitration-eligibility, that's the team's right under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
A's renew Josh Donaldson at MLB minimum salary for 2014
CBS Sports | Mar 9