Cleveland Guardians 2019-2020
Well, his former team in Cleveland wanted to bring Santana back. However, he would be traded to Seattle before that would happen. Seattle acquired Santana along with JP Crawford and parted with Juan Nicasio and another pitcher. The biggest piece going back to Philly was Jean Segura. So the Phillies moved on due to wanting to acquire a very good player in Segura.
Santana would not last very long with the Mariners and would be traded before even playing a game for the Mariners. In fact, just 10 days later Santana would be traded once again, this time part of a three-team trade. This deal was between Seattle, Cleveland, and Tampa Bay. A lot of pieces were moved around in the deal between the three sides. However, Cleveland would get their longtime first baseman back in the trade.
He would have a career resurgence in 2019, batting .281 with 34 home runs. The move looked good for Cleveland as Santana looked like the player of old. However, Santana would have his option declined after a miserable 2020 season. Santana would bat just .199 in 60 games played. Of course, a lot of players struggled during the 2020 season, including veterans who have since bounced back.