Josh Donaldson's agent has disputed a report that the Toronto Blue Jays offered his client a multiyear extension before trading him to the Cleveland Indians last week.
Jon Heyman of FanCred reported that "contrary to some suggestions out there that they never talked numbers or made an offer, word is the Jays extended an offer for more than the three-year, $75 million deal the Phillies gave to free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta, another major star older than 30. The belief is they were flexible to go at least a bit higher."
Agent Dan Lozano issued a statement denying that the Blue Jays and Donaldson ever engaged in contract talks.
"The fact is that the team never extended an offer to Josh, no years or dollars were ever specifically discussed, and it's unfair to Josh for someone to repeatedly misrepresent his business affairs citing their 'beliefs,'" Lozano said.