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  • Phillies Sign Carlos Santana To 3 Years $60 Million

    Carlos Santana agrees to 3-year, $60 million deal with Phillies

    The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with free agent first baseman Carlos Santana, according to multiple reports.

    Santana became the first to reach a deal among the nine free agents who last month rejected $17.4 million qualifying offers from their former teams.

    Santana has played his entire big league career with the Cleveland Indians, who acquired him in a 2009 trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 31-year-old Santana has developed into a consistent run producer, and after catching and playing third base, he has become one of the league's best fielding first basemen. He was a Gold Glove finalist this year.

    The switch-hitting Santana batted .259 with 23 homers and 79 RBIs last season for the AL Central champion Indians. He has a career .249 average with 174 home runs in eight seasons for Cleveland.

    Nearly 150 of Santana's 571 at-bats last season came in the leadoff spot, and with a career on-base percentage of .365, he can help provide RBI opportunities for Philadelphia's other top hitters in the middle of the order.

    Santana's departure is a big loss for Cleveland, which led the AL with 102 wins during the regular season but lost to the New York Yankees in a Division Series.

    Santana has a .213 average with four homers and eight RBI in 21 career postseason games.
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