MLB

Edwin Encarnacion traded to Seattle in 3-team deal

Slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to Cleveland in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay.

First baseman Carlos Santana returns to Cleveland as part of the trade

Former Blue Jay Edwin Encarnacion was traded from Cleveland to Seattle on Thursday. (Tony Dejak/The Associated Press)
Slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been traded to Seattle and first baseman Carlos Santana has returned to Cleveland in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay.

The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor and minor league right-hander Cole Slusser from Cleveland.

Cleveland also acquired first baseman Jake Bauers.

The swap came Thursday at the close of the winter meetings.

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