Edwin Encarnacion traded in three-team deal; Carlos Santana returns to Cleveland Indians

Edwin Encarnacion traded in three-team deal; Carlos Santana returns to Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion watches his solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Phil Long) (Source: Phil Long)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was a big day on the trading block for the Cleveland Indians.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Cleveland Indians traded Encarnacion to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team deal.

Long-time Cleveland Indian Carlos Santana will return to the team after one season with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 32-year-old first baseman is returning to the Indians after spending the first eight years of his Major League career with the club, 2010-2017.

He batted .249 (995-for-3994) with 236 2B, 13 3B, 174 HR and 587 RBI over 1116 games in Cleveland.

Santana’s 726 career base on balls with the club are the fourth-most in the history of the franchise.

Third baseman Yandy Diaz was also traded to the Tampa Bay Rays.

In the past two seasons, Encarnacion amassed 266 hits and 70 homers for the Tribe.

The Indians will also get Jake Bauers out of the deal from the Tampa Bay Rays.

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