Edwin Encarnacion of the Cleveland Indians has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Santana in 3-Team Deal. Most fans didn’t see this coming this soon after he left the Blue Jays. With Santana coming back to the Indians, it’s a good time to place your futures bets with sites like AmazingBet in case the Indians get hot to start next season and go on a run. With new players after a trade, especially with big name players, it usually energizes a team for a bit.
Encarnacion will be sent to the Mariners, the Indians will receive Carlos Santana and the Tampa Bay Rays will receive Yandy Diaz and a player to be named later from Cleveland for Jake Bauers.
Encarnacion, who signed with Cleveland in 2016 after eight seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, is owed around $21 million in 2019 with a $20-million team option and a $5-million buyout for 2020 in his contract. The three-time all-star batted .246/.336/.474 with 32 home runs and a team-leading 107 RBIs with the Indians last season.
As for Santana, he will head back to Cleveland, where he played his first eight seasons. In 2018 he batted .229/.352/.414 with 24 home runs and 86 RBIs in 2018.
Santana placed fourth in the AL in walks and seventh in times on base (242). With significant improvement on defense, he led AL first basemen in total zone runs (13) and assists (95), was second in double plays (129), fourth in putouts (1,055), and fifth in fielding percentage (.996).