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Indians 1B Carlos Santana Officially Becomes a U.S. Citizen

It’s a big day for Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, as the Tribe mainstay officially is now a U.S. citizen.

Santana took the “Oath of Allegiance” Friday morning in Downtown Cleveland at the federal court building, making the process official.

Tribe manager Terry Francona had announced a few weeks back that Santana passed the citizenship test, and Friday the 33-year-old native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic took the oath to officially become a U.S. citizen.

Here’s some video from Indians.com’s Mandy Bell of the ceremony.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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