The New York Yankees recently released former MVP Josh Donaldson amid his underperformance and injury concerns. Yankees fans weren't exactly upset to see him leave. Donaldson's release led many to wonder if teams would display interest in him. Sure enough, the Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly considering the third baseman, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

“Brewers considering free-agent 3B Josh Donaldson, sources tell me and @WillSammon. Team would only owe Donaldson pro-rated share of minimum salary. Third baseman Andruw Monasterio has regressed in August, with a .590 OPS for the month,” Rosenthal reported. 

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Struggles aside, there's still the injury issues for Donaldson. The Brewers will closely monitor his health and see if signing him to a contract would benefit the ball club. They will need to act fast if they want Donaldson to play a role on their playoff roster.

Brewers interested in Josh Donaldson

Donaldson hasn't had a good 2023 season by any means. The 37-year-old has appeared in only 33 games, slashing just .142/.225/.434 with a .659 OPS. Still, Donaldson clubbed 10 home runs. His power output would benefit a team like Milwaukee. Although the Brewers have improved their overall offensive output in recent weeks, the team would still like to add more depth in the lineup.

Milwaukee currently leads the National League Central by three games over the Chicago Cubs. They have their sights set on winning the division and don't want to settle for an NL Wild Card spot. That would give them home field advantage in a potential wild card series, since the Brewers won't qualify for one of the top two spots in the National League given the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers' elite performances.

We will continue to monitor and provide updates on Josh Donaldson and the Brewers as they are made available.