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CLEVELAND -- Last Friday the Indians realized Carlos Santana would not be returning to their ball club in 2018.
Wednesday evening they filled the void left by Santana at first base.
According to Bob Nightengale of the USA Today the Indians have agreed to a two-year contract with All-Star first baseman Yonder Alonso. The deal is reportedly worth $16 million and includes an option year for the third season.
Alonso, 30, played last season with the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners hitting 28 home runs to go along with 67 RBIs. Alonso was an All-Star last season and replaces Santana who signed a three-year $60 million contract to join the Philadelphia Phillies.
Alonso has also enjoyed stints in the big leagues with the Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres. He is a career .268 hitter.
- Nick Camino