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Yonder Alonso officially signs 2-year deal with Cleveland Indians

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Morning news and notes for Sunday, December 24, 2017.

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Merry Christmas (Eve), Tribe fans!

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Tribe inks Alonso to two-year deal | MLB

The Tribe officially signed All-Star first baseman Yonder Alonso on Saturday to a 2 year/$16 million dollar contract. Alonso will make $7 million in 2018 and $8 million in 2019. If Yonder meets certain thresholds in 2019 (550 PAs in 2019 or 1,100 PAs across both years), he’ll get another $9 million in 2020, Otherwise, the Tribe has a $1 million buyout after the 2019 season.

Carlos Santana’s letter, in his own words, was just a way of saying thanks to Cleveland | Cleveland.com

Say what you will about Hoynes, but the Cleveland.com writer went to bat for Carlos Santana after some internet trolls had some poor responses to his farewell letter to the city and franchise that gave him a shot at the majors. Good on you, Paul.

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