Found April 10, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians are building for their future up the middle. One week after locking up their All-Star shortstop, the club has reached an agreement with catcher Carlos Santana on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday night. Santana, who hit 27 homers in his first full season in 2011, is expected to sign his new contract on Tuesday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Indians have not yet announced the deal. Terms of the contract were not yet known. On Sunday, Santana celebrated his 26th birthday by hitting two homers in a 4-3 win over Toronto. The Indians regard him as one of their core players and wanted to ensure they would have him beyond 2016, when they lose contractual control of the talented switch-hitter. Last week, the Indians gave All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera a three-year contract that will keep him with the club through the 2014 season. The two new contracts are about all that has gone right for the Indians in the early stages of the 2012 season. They dropped to 1-3 on Monday night with a 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland is batting just .153 as a team and scored 14 runs. Last season, Santana batted .239 with 35 doubles and 79 RBI in 155 games. He was one of just four players to hit 25 homers with 35 doubles and 90 walks, joining Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera and Joey Votto. Santana was acquired in a 2008 trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for third baseman Casey Blake.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

MLB Report: Indians reach agreement with Carlos Santana on extension

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 specific terms of the catcher’s new deal were not immediately available. “ As always, we will post more details when...

Indians Get No Discount With Santana Extension

Offensively competent catchers are perhaps the rarest commodity in baseball, and clubs tend to go to great lengths to make sure they can keep those guys long-term. The Indians and Carlos Santana agreed to a five-year contract extension yesterday, a deal that guarantees him $21 million and includes a club option for a sixth year. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland...

Indians sign Santana to five-year deal

The Cleveland Indians have signed catcher Carlos Santana to a 5-year, $21 million contract. Santana's new deal will keep him with the Indians through the 2016 season and includes a club option for 2017. The Indians had contractual control over Santana for the next four years, but the club decided to lock up one of their young stars as they enter a period when they expect to...

Indians lock up catcher Santana with 5-year deal

Two days after his birthday, Carlos Santana got a precious gift - financial security. Cleveland's talented catcher signed a five-year, $21 million contract with the Indians, who locked up another ''cornerstone'' player they believe is only beginning to tap into his potential. For the 26-year-old Santana, the deal provides peace of mind. ''When you come...

Source: Indians to sign Carlos Santana to deal

The Cleveland Indians are building for their future up the middle. One week after locking up their All-Star shortstop, the club has reached an agreement with catcher Carlos Santana on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday night. Santana, who hit 27 homers in his first full season in 2011, is expected to sign his new contract...

Source: Indians, Santana agree to deal

The Cleveland Indians are building for their future up the middle. One week after locking up their All-Star shortstop, the club has reached an agreement with catcher Carlos Santana on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday night. Santana, who hit 27 homers in his first full season in 2011, is expected to sign his new contract...

Report: Indians, Santana agree on multi-year deal

The Cleveland Indians and catcher Carlos Santana have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract, according to MLB.com.Terms of the new deal have not been disclosed, but an official announcement is expected Tuesday.Santana is entering his second full season with the Indians. The 26-year-old batted .239 with 27 home runs and 79 RBIs last season.The Indians also signed All-Star...

Objectively Good Cleveland Sports News of Significant Import: Indians sign Carlos Santana to 5-Year $21M Extension

That’s all. Just didn’t want to miss a chance to post on objectively good Cleveland sports news of significant import. Go Tribe. If it wasn’t for Chief Wahoo we could call them the best front office in town by a mile. To think Dmitri Patterson will make $16M if he hangs on for three seasons. Alright, happy Tuesday. Will be back tomorrow or Thursday with an extremely important...

Santana blasts 2 HRs, helping Tribe beat Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carlos Santana hit two home runs on his 26th birthday, Derek Lowe pitched seven strong innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Sunday for their first win. Santana opened the second inning with a drive over the wall in center. He connected a second time off Joel Carreno (0-1) in the fifth, a two-run shot to right that broke a 2-all tie....

Arriba Santana! Carlos Gets Extended

It was the John Hart way. Lock up your young, under team control star players to long term contracts by buying years of some of those arbitration and/or free agent years for financial security in the now. Hart was the first GM to make these moves in the early 90’s with the likes of Sandy Alomar, Carlos Baerga, and such. His successor, Mark Shapiro, attempted to do the same during...

Indians 4, Blue Jays 3

Carlos Santana hit two home runs on his 26th birthday, Derek Lowe pitched seven strong innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Sunday for their first win. Santana opened the second inning with a drive over the wall in center. He connected a second time off Joel Carreno (0-1) in the fifth, a two-run shot to right that broke a 2-all tie. It was Santana'...

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Daily Fix: Santana, Hellickson celebrate birthdays, Darvish set to debut

Carlos Santana Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5, with a home run and five runs batted yesterday. Cabrera’s homer came in the bottom of the ninth to send the Tigers and Sox into extra innings. Detroit won the game in the eleventh inning on an Alex Avila home run. Starlin Castro (4) and Cameron Maybin (2) each swiped two bags yesterday. Alfredo Aceves and Mark Melancon both blew saves...

Box Score: Indians 4, Blue Jays 3

The Indians got yet another strong performance from their starting pitcher, this time from Derek Lowe (seven innings, five hits, two runs (unearned) and a walk) and Carlos Santana provided the power (two home runs) and the Indians got their first win of the season. Things did get a little hairy in the 9th; Asdrubal Cabrera botched a double-play ball that would’ve ended the game...

Cleveland Indians Get Their First Win Perez Gets Save Pestano Should Get Credit

The Cleveland Indians win their first game of the 2012 season beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 this afternoon. It was a day Indians catcher Carlos Santana may never forget as he was celebrating his 26th birthday by blasting home runs over the outfield fence today. Santana had a pair of blasts for three R.B.I.’s that proved to be huge in help the Indians put their first win on...

Digging In: The Nature of Extensions

Extensions are all the rage in baseball, nowadays. In the last 24 hours alone, there have been three players inked: Brandon Phillips, Carlos Santana, and Ian Kinsler. That's not to mention guys like Matt Cain and Joey Votto, who signed mega-extensions last week. If one were to go back and think about an extension that might have started this whole craze to begin with, one can...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.