The Indians watched Carlos Santana sign a lucrative deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, but they have now found their replacement at first base.

On Wednesday night, the Indians reached an agreement with free agent first baseman Yonder Alonso, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports/The Athletic added that Alonso’s deal with the Indians is for two years and $16 million and includes a vesting option valued at $8 million for the 2020 season.

The agreement hasn’t yet been announced by the club.

Alonso comes a much less expensive price than Santana, who agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with the Phillies last week.

Alonso, 30, joined baseball’s fly-ball revolution and turned himself into an All-Star this past season with the Oakland A’s. A left-handed hitter, he hit .266, posted an .866 OPS and had a .501 slugging percentage, more than 100 points higher than any previous full season. After his All-Star selection, though, he faded somewhat down the stretch, unable to sustain his .934 OPS from the first half. In the second half, his OPS dropped to .774.

Alonso’s 2017 season was well above his career averages, but that could be explained by his concerted effort to hit the ball in the air. He slugged 28 home runs in 2017 for the A’s and Seattle Mariners. His previous career high in a single season was nine. His 132 wRC+ also eclipsed his career average of 107.

The Indians are taking somewhat of a gamble that his future performance will be at least closer to his 2017 levels, though a two-year, $16-million deal won’t break the bank, either.

Santana was a mainstay in the Indians’ lineup for seven-plus seasons and a difficult hitter to replace given his ability to get on base at such a high level. Santana was a consistent hitter who could hit anywhere in the lineup, but one who at $20 million a year on average, priced himself out of the Indians’ comfort zone.

The Indians will be saving some money compared to the 2017 books with Santana ($12 million), Bryan Shaw ($4.6 million) and others leaving, but that will be mostly offset by increased payouts to several players eligible for arbitration, including Cody Allen, Trevor Bauer, Danny Salazar, Lonnie Chisenhall and Zach McAllister. Thus, it became difficult to retain Santana.

Alonso being added to the roster does solve some questions as it pertains to Michael Brantley. There was a thought that Brantley could move to first base full time, something that won’t happen now with Alonso and Edwin Encarnacion taking up the first base and designated hitter spots—though it is possible Brantley could still see part time first base duties to add to the lineup’s flexibility.

A corresponding question is what the Indians do with Jason Kipnis now that Brantley seems cornered to left field—when heathy, of course. The Indians liked the way the infield was set up near the end of last season with Jose Ramirez at second base and Yandy Diaz and Giovanny Urshela at third base. Kipnis was able to move to center field, but that was with Bradley Zimmer on the disabled list.

The Indians had a couple of options to handle first base in-house, though manager Terry Francona told reporters at the winter meetings last week in Orlando that they would probably prefer to sign somebody. Logan Morrison, Lucas Duda, Mike Napoli and several others were also options on the free-agent market before the Indians agreed to their two-year deal with Alonso.