The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion in a three-team trade with the Cleveland Indians and Rays on Thursday. Newly-acquired first baseman Carlos Santana will go to Cleveland in the deal.
Encarnacion spent the last two seasons in Cleveland and has hit 60 homers since 2017. The three-time All-Star earned 107 RBI in each of the last two seasons. Santana spent his first eight seasons in Cleveland before signing with the Phillies last winter. Santana hit .229 in Philadelphia, driving in 86 RBI. The Indians will also receive first baseman Jake Bauers in the deal. Meanwhile, the Rays receive infielder Yandy Diaz in exchange for Bauers. Diaz has 265 career at-bats over the last two seasons, hitting .312 in 2018.