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Indians First Baseman Carlos Santana Doesn’t Want to Leave

As many of you already know once the 2017 season is over with, Carlos Santana will be set to be a free agent.

Carlos Santana is not the only Indians player that will be a free agent after this season, Jay Bruce will also become a free agent.

As of right now, it appears that the Tribe is going to have to pick one or the other and it is very unlikely the Indians will have both Santana and Bruce returning for the 2018 season.

Santana has been with the Cleveland Indians organization since 2008 when the Indians traded Casey Blake to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Carlos Santana and John Meloan.

According to Paul Hoynes of , Carlos Santana does not want to leave Cleveland.

Carlos Santana had this to say about free agency looming next season and how it impacted him early on in the 2017 season:

“It was tough for me. My friend Edwin told me, ‘Bro, just enjoy the game, enjoy the time, enjoy your teammates and worry about winning.” He kept telling me to relax. And I relaxed.”

Santana had this to say about Cleveland :

“I love it here. This is my home. I love Cleveland. They gave me the opportunity to play in the big leagues, to play every day. Progressive Field is my house. Everybody knows me and I know everybody here.”

The Indians first baseman finished with this to say about free agency coming in the offseason :

“This will be tough for me after the season, but I’m going to have to make a hard decision about my career. I love it here. I don’t want to go anywhere. Everybody knows. My teammates know. The front office knows. But that’s not something I can control.”

*Quotes courtesy of*

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for 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

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