The Minnesota Twins’ latest free-agent acquisition has been competing in an LPGA tournament over the weekend and it turns out, he’s good at golf too.
The Minnesota Twins made a big splash in the free agent pond last week when they signed Josh Donaldson to a four-year contract. Although they haven’t been able to see him put on a Twins uniform yet, Minnesota fans know what to expect from a guy known as “The Bringer of Rain” and has 219 career home runs including 37 for the Atlanta Braves last season.
Although Donaldson is a perfect addition to a lineup that smashed an MLB-record 307 home runs last season, some Twins fans are still getting to know their new third baseman. For those in that camp, they might have found a tea leaf in that regard thanks to Donaldson’s appearance at the LPGA Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.
With Donaldson competing in the celebrity bracket of the event, which featured also former LPGA champions, the newest Twin uncorked a useful shot on the 18th green showing that he is a man of many talents.
Donaldson’s near-ace in the golf tournament isn’t an omen of what Twins fans can expect when he finally hits the diamond, but it may have played a part of getting him to Minnesota. As the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Phil Miller reported over the weekend, Donaldson met tennis player Marty Fish at a celebrity golf tournament five years ago and thanks to that relationship, he provided a full-blown recruiting process outside of the ones the Twins laid on.
Odds are that the $92 million the Twins sent Donaldson’s way had more to do with him joining the Bomba Squad, but by all indications, he should be a fan favorite once the Twins start playing games.