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Report: Indians Hope to Bring Carlos Santana Back

The Cleveland Indians first baseman is set for free agency after the 2017 season.

Right now the Indians are rolling along with a 21 game win streak and everyone in the lineup is contributing in some way.

Carlos Santana would be a key piece to bring back to Cleveland following the 2017 season.

Since the All-Star break, Santana has hit .309, with a .427 On-Base Percentage, and has been slugging with a .598 . Santana has been known as a second half player for the longest time. To add to those second half numbers, he has 13 homers, along with 30 RBIs.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cleveland Indians would like to bring back Carlos Santana but according to someone close to the financial situation has said that “it is just a matter of finances.”

With Santana hitting the free agent market, he will most likely be the top first baseman. Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals will also be hitting the free agent market but it is still believed that he will be playing second fiddle to Santana when it comes to a team in need of someone at first base.

Along with Hosmer and Santana, there are other first baseman that will be set for free agency also.

Some of them being the following players:

  • Logan Morrison
  • Lucas Duda
  • Yonder Alonso
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Mitch Moreland
  • Mike Napoli

Another thing that makes Santana valuable is that he has shown unselfishness by playing in the outfield for the first time in his career in the World Series last year against the Chicago Cubs.

It is being said that Carlos Santana would like the idea of a return to Cleveland if it is possible but no contract discussions have been reported yet according to people close to the situation.

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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