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A Pair Of Cleveland Indians Involved In Representation Changes

As reported by Liz Mullen, two members of the Cleveland Indians have made changes in their respective representation.

First basemen/designated hitter/sometimes left fielder Carlos Santana has left Wasserman, and signed with Octagon. The 5’11”, 210 lb Santana is coming off a season in which he hit .259 with 34 home runs and 87 RBI. The seven year pro (all with Cleveland), is a career .247 hitter with 151 home runs and 508 RBI. The Tribe picked up his option this offseason, bringing him back for $12 million. He will primarily be the DH this season, with the club’s acquisition of power hitting first baseman Edwin Encarnacion. At Octagon, he will be represented by Ulises Cabrera, one of the top representatives of MLB players from the Dominican Republic.

His counterpart on the right side of the infield, second baseman Jason Kipnis, has signed with WME for his off-the-field representation. While he is still represented for on-the-field business by the Beverly Hills Sports Council, he will be represented by Ira Stahlberger and Brian Bishop for endorsement deals, etc. He recently posted on Instagram a sneak peek of an endorsement he has been working on with Public Rec Apparel. Although he is currently nursing a shoulder injury, he looks to return to 2016 game form in which he played a major role in the Tribe’s success – coming one game short of a World Series title.

Both Kipnis and Santana have been mainstays in the Indians lineup and look to remain as such for the coming years. After the postseason run from last season, both players have been thrust into the national spotlight and look to capitalize on both their success and newfound image.