The Milwaukee Brewers have a few holes to fill this off-season in which their biggest offensive needs include first base, third base, and backup catcher. Players departing from a season ago who filled those positions include Carlos Santana, Josh Donaldson, Rowdy Tellez, and Victor Caratini. Of those four players Matt Arnold indicated that he is not ruling out a reunion with one of them.
Milwaukee Brewers GM Matt Arnold is not ruling out a reunion with first baseman Carlos Santana.
Carlos Santana, who was acquired via trade during the middle of last season, made a significant impact with the Brewers both on the field and in the clubhouse. Matt Arnold said that there definitely was interest in a reunion and that Carlos Santana did a wonderful job, he was great to have in the clubhouse, and that he is a really popular guy that would be a fit anywhere.
In early April of next season Carlos Santana will turn 38 years old. He still plays elite defensively, is a great leader, and at the plate he hits well from both sides of the plate. A season ago he signed for $6.725 million with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His performance a season ago should earn him a similar contract pay wise.
It will be interesting to see if the Brewers bring Carlos Santana back for the 2024 season or not. Jake Bauer and Owen Miller are currently the only two players on the 40-man roster with experience at first base and Matt Arnold has already ruled out the possibility of Christian Yelich making that transition.
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