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Carlos Santana, Indians agree on a five-year extension

Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Indians

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 8: Catcher Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians smiles after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field on April 8, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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One day, there will no longer be awesome free agents hitting the market in their prime. Because teams keep doing this:

Carlos Santana, #Indians agree on 5 year extension with club option for 2117

— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) April 10, 2012

That club option in 2017 -- call me crazy, but I believe Hoynes made a typo with that 2117 thing -- would have been Santana’s first year of free agency. No word on the money yet. There will be a press conference this afternoon.

In his first full season in the majors last year, Santana, who just turned 26, hit .259/.351/.457 with 27 homers. So far this year he’s 4 for 16 with two homers, both coming on Sunday.