This might seem like a longshot, but after some injury issues over the last few seasons, Danny Santana‘s price might be a bit lower than expected. He played just 15 games during the 2020 season and played just 15 games in 2018 as well while appearing in 130 during the 2019 season.
When healthy, Santana could be a gem for the Indians. He has the ability to play first and the outfield, both positions of need for the Indians, while also being solid at the plate. When healthy during the 2019 season, Santana slashed .283/.324/.534 with 28 home runs and 21 stolen bases. He’s also average to above average in the field, making for a very intriguing free agent.
Of course price will come into play for Santana. The best chance the Cleveland Indians have at landing him is if his price is low because of the injury history. There’s a chance that he could be in need of a one-year “prove it” type deal and that’s where the Indians could benefit.
Worst case, he doesn’t pan out and the Tribe move on, nothing they haven’t done in the past. Best case, he turns it on and produces well or the Indians find a suitor at the trade deadline and add prospects because of it.