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Phillies open weekend set vs. Carlos Santana, Indians

When the Philadelphia Phillies included first baseman Carlos Santana as part of a trade that netted them shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners last December, it was viewed in some circles as a steal by general manager Matt Klentak. Not only did the Phillies acquire an All-Star caliber shortstop, but they moved Santana – and the $40 plus million left on his deal – without having to eat any money.

They did take back reliever Juan Nicasio’s $9 million salary for 2019, but the trade was largely viewed as a win by the Phillies. It wasn’t that Santana wasn’t a good player, but he hit into bad luck in his lone season with the Phillies – his .