Edwin Encarnacion's deal has his new Indians teammates ridiculously excited
Nov 2, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; in the fifth inning in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Indians fans got quite a holiday gift Thursday night when the defending American League champions agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with slugger Edwin Encarnacion -- arguably the premier free agent on the market.
Over the past five seasons, Encarnacion ranks second in the majors in homers (193) and RBI (550), and sixth in OPS (.912). And when you consider that the Mets will pay Yoenis Cespedes $110 million over the next four years, there's even more reason for Indians fans to celebrate Encarnacion's arrival.
Indians fans aren't the only ones whose hearts have grown three sizes. Check out the reaction from Encarnacion's new teammates in Cleveland: