Carlos Santana, nicknamed in baseball as “Slamtana,” is a professional baseball player who plays as designated hitter and first baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball(MLB). Carlos was born April 8, 1986, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Carlos started playing baseball with his neighbours in a 5-on-5 format. We don’t know about his high school and college playing days yet but he started playing professional baseball when he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team in 2005. He received a signing bonus of $75,000.
Three years after he signed with the Dodgers, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians and in June 2010, he made his MLB debut for the Indians. The Indians signed a five-year contract with Carlos in April 2012. The contract was worth $21 million contract with a club option for the 2017 season.
Carlos opted to be a free agent in November 2017 and in December 2018, he signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies that included a team option for the 2021 baseball season.
He was later on traded to the Seattle Mariners and after a three-team transaction ten days later, the Mariners traded him with cash to the Indians. He was made a free agent in 2020 by the Indians and in December 2020, the Kansas City Royals signed a 2-year contract worth $17.5 million with him.
Carlos Santana Parents: Meet Josefina Barragan de Santana and José Santana
Carlos’s parents are Josefina Barragan de Santana and José Santana. Not much information has been gathered on his parents except that they began divorce proceedings when he was 15 years old and lived with his mother after.