After a brief stint with the Kansas City Royals, Carlos Santana is getting ready to join a new MLB team. The first baseman was traded to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitcher Wyatt Mills and minor leaguer William Fleming.
Santana signed a two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals back in late 2020, reportedly worth $17.5 million. It’s been reported that they now agreed to send around $4.3 million to Seattle, leaving the Mariners to pay $1.5 million of the remainder of Santana’s contract.
Santana actually had a brief stint with the Mariners back in December 2018, but he didn’t stay there for too long. He was traded back to the Cleveland Indians ten days later, but the Mariners manager Scott Servais has spoken highly of him ever since.
“Every time I see Carlos, I joke with him about that, ‘You’re the favorite player I’ve ever managed.’ So he likes it and we have a good time with it. But obviously, he’s a tremendous clubhouse guy, really good teammate. Switch hitter. He gets on base as well as he ever has,” said Servais.
Following Santana’s exit, the Royals are promoting the newcomer Vinnie Pasquantino to the major leagues and including him in the active roster as their new first baseman.
Man, it’s a hot one.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) June 27, 2022
We’ve acquired INF Carlos Santana and cash considerations from the Royals in exchange for RHP Wyatt Mills and minor league RHP William Fleming.
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