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Carlos Santana Signs With The Phillies

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Shannon Reynolds | 16 December, 2017, 05:59

The deal is pending a physical and has not yet been confirmed the Phillies.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two people familiar with the situation say the Phillies and veteran first baseman Carlos Santana have agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal.

Philadelphia also traded shortstop Freddy Galvis to San Diego for minor league pitcher Enyel De Los Santos.

With no option to DH almost every day in the National League, Santana could see time at first base, third base and the corner outfield spots with the Phillies.

The 31-year-old owns a career.365 on-base percentage and likely will take over starting duties at first base, meaning Rhys Hoskins will presumably transition to an everyday left fielder. A two-time All-Star, he won the Gold Glove Award in 1961. For the Indians, they lose one of their longest tenured players.

One thing's for sure-the Phillies won't be lacking for power in 2018. He earned his first All-Star selection after being chosen as a starter for the National League via fan balloting.

Gold Glove victor Andrelton Simmons is at shortstop for the Angels.

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-The Houston Astros agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent right-handed reliever Hector Rondon, the team announced. Pierzynski, 40, batted.279 with 198 doubles, 118 home runs, 460 RBIs and 452 runs scored in 1,068 games over eight seasons with Chicago from 2005-12.

Adrian Peterson was placed on injured reserve because of a neck injury, ending the running back's season after only six games with the Arizona Cardinals.

Rockies: Colorado competed $27 million, three-year contracts with right-hander Bryan Shaw and lefty Jake McGee. His 475 appearances since his 2011 debut are the third-most among relief pitchers in that span.

He was 0-2 with three saves and a 3.61 ERA last season.

Mets: Catcher Jose Lobaton and NY have agreed to a minor league contract. Lobaton will report to big league spring training and try to win a backup job behind Travis d'Arnaud. He has averaged 24 home runs and 81 RBI per season over the last seven seasons, with a 162-game average of 25 home runs and 85 RBI as well as an.810 OPS. He's 5 for 18 (.278) with two homers in nine postseason games.

A more hitter-friendly home park should provide a boost to Santana's already solid-to-very good power numbers, including a.196 isolated power mark for his career.

He would join a rotation featuring 13-game victor Martin Perez and Cole Hamels, who won 11 games this year. Santana represented arguably the most attractive free agent alternative to J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer, both of whom are expected to see paydays in excess of $100 million over at least five years this winter. In exchange, the Dodgers acquired third baseman Casey Blake.

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