MLB: Who could the Royals partner with in a trade for Carlos Santana?

The Kansas City Royals They could try to find a team for the Dominican Carlos Santana exit after the lockout. That would surely require some creativity, including cash, returning an undesirable contract as part of the trade, including a note prospectus, etc, given Santana’s performance in 2021.

The generally reliable veteran hit only .214 / .319 / .342 in 659 plate appearances, easily the worst production of his career. The switch hitter continued to avoid strikeouts (15.5%) and walked many walks (13.1%), but his results on contact plunged:

Santana is guaranteed $ 10.5MM in 2022, the final season of a two-year contract. Kansas City has the prospect of first baseman Nick Pratto at the gates of the majors after combining for a .265 / .385 / .602 line between the top two levels of the minors.

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It wouldn’t be a surprise if young Pratto finally starts to see playing time at Santana’s expense, even if Kansas City can’t find a way to trade this winter.

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I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Who could the Royals partner with in a trade for Carlos Santana?