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Report: Indians, Carlos Santana agree to multi-year contract extension

Apr 9, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT

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After extending shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera through the 2014 season last week, the Indians have successfully locked up another key piece of their nucleus.

According to Jordan Bastian of, the Indians have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Carlos Santana. An official announcement is expected tomorrow.

Exact terms aren’t yet known, but the deal likely covers his arbitration seasons and possibly his first year of free agency. Santana is currently under team control through 2016.

Santana, a former Dodgers farmhand, came into tonight’s action with a .244/.364/.464 batting line over his first 204 games in the big leagues. His impressive rookie season in 2010 was shortened due to knee surgery, but the 25-year-old bounced back last season to hit .239/.351/.457 with 27 homers, 79 RBI and an .808 OPS over 155 games.

  1. cup0pizza - Apr 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    It would have been great if Bernie Lomax would have never traded that guy for Casey Blake. Ugh. But whatever-good for Santana. He’s terrific.

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 10, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    His career will not last as long as the great career of most famous Carlos Santana.

  3. allmyteamsareterrible - Apr 10, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Good move for the Tribe. If we are ever going to contend within a window, we need to keep our young talent before they become too expensive.

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