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The Minnesota Twins are reportedly signing free agent first baseman Carlos Santana, per the New York Submit’s Jon Heyman.
Heyman additionally famous the one-year deal was price $5.25 million.
Santana has been with 4 completely different groups over the past two years. He started the 2022 season with the Kansas Metropolis Royals, however was traded to the Seattle Mariners midway by means of the yr. He signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates forward of the 2023 season, however was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier than the top of the yr.
Now, the previous All-Star is becoming a member of a brand new crew for the 2024 marketing campaign.
Whereas Santana is much faraway from his All-Star, Silver Slugger season, he is confirmed to nonetheless be a useful piece to a crew in want of a spark within the lineup. Final yr, he hit at a .240 clip, notching 132 hits, 23 house runs and 86 RBIs. Santana spent most of his profession with the Cleveland Guardians, and now he’ll be suiting up for his former division rival.
The Twins are coming off an 87-75 season the place they reached the ALDS, however fell to the Houston Astros in 4 video games.
Minnesota traded Jorge Polanco earlier this week, gaining some extra cap area so as to add some items to the lineup. Choosing up Santana helps the Twins substitute some offensive manufacturing they misplaced by dealing Polanco, and so they could possibly be wanting so as to add some extra hitters earlier than the top of the offseason to help the crew that struck out probably the most within the 2023 season.