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Josh Donaldson says decision to sign with Twins over Braves, Nationals came down to money

The Nationals made an offer to free-agent Josh Donaldson this winter but talks didn't progress much deeper than that, the third baseman told NBC Sports Washington's Tim Shovers at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

"I had a talk with the general manager [Mike Rizzo] and I had a conversation with Davey [Martinez] as well," Donaldson said. "Had a couple conversations with some of the teammates but nothing that was structurally or anything like that. It was just kind of what they thought and where they saw me as part of their team and part of the organization.