The Cleveland Indians will unveil a Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field on Saturday. Robinson’s tenure in Cleveland was not long, but it was historic. On April 8, 1975, he became the first African-American manager in Major League history.
Through the first two months of the Major League Baseball season, rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made before the trade deadline. • The Red Sox will activate David Price. • The selling price of the Miami Marlins continues to drop with the price to buy now at a reported $1.3 billion.
May 24, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (41) hits an RBI double in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Progressive Field. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The Cleveland Indians entered the season with hopes of signing Carlos Santana to a contract extension, but things may be changing on that front. Jon Heyman reported in a column for Fan Rag Sports that the Indians haven’t talked about an extension with Santana and that the belief is he will become a free agent. Santana, 31, has been one of the more consistent power hitters in the game since 2011. He averaged 24 homers a season between 2011-2016 and has a career .364 on-base percentage, which