The Cleveland Indians plan to explore a contract extension with Carlos Santana in an attempt to keep him from becoming a free agent after this season.

The Indians recently agreed to long-term deals with Jose Ramirez and Roberto Perez, while also making an attempt to lock up Francisco Lindor.

Since the start of the 2011 season, Santana has averaged 153 games and 654 plate appearances per season. His initial contract was a five-year, $21 million deal.