Tribe Deal Diaz & Encarnacion, Get Santana, Bauers

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Cleveland - Thursday a big day for The Cleveland Indians on the trade block.

The defending AL Central Champions traded first baseman Edwin Encarnacion to the Seattle Mariners for Carlos Santana. 

Santana played for the Tribe for his first eight seasons, and is a lifetime .247 hitter with 198 home runs. Last season, his first after signing a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, Santana hit .229 with 24 home runs.

Encarnacion leaves Cleveland after signing as a free agent after the 2016 season. In his two full seasons with the Tribe, Encarnacion hit .252 with 70 home runs and 214 RBI.

The Indians weren't done there. They also sent third baseman Yandy Diaz to Tampa Bay for first baseman Jake Bauers.

Diaz played in just 88 games over the last two years with the Tribe, and hit .283, including a plus .300 average in 39 appearances this season.

Bauers comes to Cleveland after a rookie campaign that saw him hit just over .200 with 11 home runs.

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