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Cleveland Indians exercised options to keep Francona, Santana

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 11:41:54-04

The Cleveland Indians have exercised options to keep Manager Terry Francona and first baseman Carlos Santana. 

Francona, 57, recently guided the Indians to a World Series appearance against the Chicago Cubs. During his four year stint as Indians manager, the club has qualified for the postseason twice and finished with winning seasons each of those years. 

Santana, 30, is coming off one of the his best MLB seasons hitting .259 and 34 home runs. He finished tied with club lead homers and was the most by a major league switch-hitter since 2011.