The New York Yankees made a big acquisition during the shortened MLB offseason, trading with the Minnesota Twins for veteran third baseman Josh Donaldson.

Bringing in the former MVP seems to already be paying off for the Yankees. The team took on their bitter rival, the Boston Red Sox, on Opening Day.

New York went to extra-innings in what was an exciting game throughout. Ultimately, Donaldson stole the show in the bottom of the 11th inning winning the game with a clutch walk-off single.

It was a great moment for Yankees fans which featured a classic call on radio from longtime Yankees play-by-play announcer John Sterling.

Donaldson went 2-for-6 on the day in a solid debut in pinstripes that got many around the MLB world talking about how big the acquisition it can be for the Yankees.

It is expected that the AL East will be an extremely competitive division throughout this season, and the acquisition of Donaldson could be massive for the team’s success this season.

While the loss of catcher Gary Sanchez — who was a part of the trade to the Twins could prove costly for the Yankees — at this point they certainly have to feel good that they are playing with Donaldson rather than against him now.

[MLB]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.