Jordan Bastian was first with this report–
“On Monday night, MLB.com learned that Cleveland has reached an agreement with Santana on a multiyear contract that will likely cover his arbitration years and possibly his first year of free-agent eligibility. “
The deal is said to be worth $21 million over five years, locking up the player’s services through 2016. The deal also includes a team option for the 2017 season.
Santana was acquired by the Indians in 2008 in exchange for infielder Casey Blake. He now owns a career OPS of .826 with 48 doubles, two triples, 35 home runs and 105 RBI in 205 games.
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