The Cleveland Indians have been receiving calls regarding trading away infielder Carlos Santana, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 8, 2014
Thought it is not yet known on which teams have contacted the Indians, it is not to anyone’s surprise that teams are reaching to Cleveland. He possesses rare power from both sides of the plate, which you do not see everyday in this day and age.
The 28-year-old native from the Dominican Republic has two seasons under team control remaining, as well as a team option for the 2017 season worth $12 million. He is due to be paid $6 million during the 2015 season and $8.25 million during the 2016 season.
In 660 plate appearances over 152 games played during the 2014 campaign for the Indians, Santana had a slash line of .231/.365/.427 with 27 home runs, which tied a career-high set back in 2011, and 85 runs batted in, which was a career-high, besting his 79 runs batted in back in 2011. Over his five-year career, he has hit .248/.367/.442 with 98 home runs and 336 runs batted in over 2761 plate appearances in 650 games played.