Report: Carlos Santana Signs with Philadelphia Phillies

According to reports on Friday afternoon, former Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a deal.

MLB Insider Jon Heyman reported that the deal had been done and Santana signed for three years for $60 million.

Heyman also mentioned that Santana is the first big position player to go off the board for free agency and him signing a contract for $20 million a year is well above projections.

During the 2017 season, the switch-hitting first baseman played in 154 games,  hit .259/.363/.455, had 37 doubles, 3 triples, 23 homers, drove in 79 runs, drew 88 walks, and struck out 94 times. This past season, Santana had a WAR of 3.4.

Santana has played eight seasons in the majors, all with Cleveland. In 1,116 games, he hit .249/.365/.445, had 236 doubles, 13 triples, hit 174 home runs, drove in 587 runs, drew 726 walks, and struck out 812 times.

Santana has a career WAR of 24.5, an offensive WAR (oWAR) of 26.5 and a defensive WAR (dWAR) of -4.8 in his career.

With the news breaking that Santana is now with the Phillies, the Indians will now have to fill the void at first base.

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Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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