Oh, how the tables have turned on Carlos Santana in Philadelphia.
Just one year after the Phillies gave him a three-year, $60 million deal to pry him away from the Cleveland Indians, the team is reportedly looking to trade the 32-year-old switch-hitting slugger.
The first baseman had a decent season in Philly last year, but the Phils' decision to move Rhys Hoskins to the outfield to make room for Santana at first hasn't worked out, with Hoskins being a defensive liability last year. Plus, the Phillies are looking to shed salary. Rumors are they're targeting some big names in free agency, like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, which will require a surplus of cash.
So Santana's tenure in Philadelphia will likely last no more than one year, though it's hard to imagine they'll get much in return, given Santana's salary and their desperation. That said, we're sure a number of AL teams will be interested in Santana, especially if Philly eats some of the salary