Phillies, 1B Santana agree to $60M, 3-year deal

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So when the Phillies brass, and new manager Gabe Kapler began to retool the roster in order to help to push the process along, they did the only logical thing and signed 31-year-old power hitter Carlos Santana.

Carlos Santana reached an agreement with Philadelphia on a reported three-year deal worth $60 million Friday, becoming the second Cleveland free agent first baseman to join the phillies in the last 15 years. Last season he hit.259 with 23 homers and 79 RBI and an.818 OPS, and over his career, he has averaged 25 home runs and 85 RBI over 162 games.

Santana, who has a.249 career batting average and.445 slugging percentage, is expected to play first base for Philadelphia.

The obvious assumption following the trade would be that Hoskins would be moved to left field, a position he flirted with at times during the 2017 season, in a move that would give the Kapler's crew another power bat in the starting lineup, but unfortunately for the team, this move would also negatively impacts their defensive athleticism.

Galvis was a finalist for a Gold Glove the past two seasons and hit a career-best 20 homers in 2016.

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The sound the Washington Nationals have been hearing this month from just up I-95 North is the Philadelphia Phillies, long considered a sleeping giant in baseball for their strong financial health and accelerating rebuilding effort, slowly roaring to life. The 28-year-old switch hitter averaged 13 homers, 59 RBIs and 14 steals along with a.253 average over the past three years.

J.P. Crawford, a first-round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, will take over at shortstop. Neshek was an All-Star for the Phillies this year before he was traded to Colorado.

The Philadelphia Phillies were pretty hard to watch last season, but one of the few bright spots on an otherwise forgettable season was the emergence of rookie phenom Rhys Hoskins. He earned his first All-Star selection after being chosen as a starter for the National League via fan balloting. He hit.297 with 24 homers and 63 RBIs.

Cozart, 32, played seven major league seasons with the Cincinnati Reds.

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

Angels add Zack Cozart to upgraded infield on a three-year contract
Andrelton Simmons and Martin Maldonado , both 2017 Gold Glove winners, return to lead the middle of the defense. It would be nice to sign a player such as Cozart who the Reds can rely on as they continue to rebuild.

-The Houston Astros agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent right-handed reliever Hector Rondon, the team announced. Rondon spent the last five years with the Chicago Cubs, going 18-13 with a 3.22 ERA and 77 saves.

Rodney, 40, spent the 2017 season as the Arizona Diamondbacks' closer, converting 39 saves and posting a record of 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA over 55 1/3 innings (26 walks, 65 strikeouts) in 53 appearances. His 475 appearances since his 2011 debut are the third-most among relief pitchers in that span.

-Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and the Cleveland Indians agreed on a one-year, minor league deal, according to multiple reports. He's 5 for 18 (.278) with two homers in nine postseason games.

TRADE: San Francisco agreed to trade left-hander Matt Moore to the Texas Rangers for prospects, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said.

He would join a rotation featuring 13-game victor Martin Perez and Cole Hamels, who won 11 games this year.

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