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Carlos Santana gets offer from Indians, draws interest from other teams

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Indians make offer to Carlos Santana, but they have a lot of competition | cleveland.com

The market is starting to shape up now that the Giancarlo Stanton affair is wrapped up and Carlos has options. From Paul Hoynes:

The Indians have been assured that if Santana does receive an offer to his liking, the Indians will be given a chance to counter it before he makes his final decision.

Santana said at the end of last season that he would love to return to the Indians. He has spent his whole big-league career with them, covering seven plus seasons. But it's also evident that Santana, 31, is out for the best contract he can get.

The Indians' payroll will exceed last year's franchise record of $124 million because of raises and arbitration. The amount of money they have available to sign free agents is limited.

Boston, Philadelphia, Texas, Seattle and San Diego have reportedly shown interest in Santana.

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