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Carlos Santana | First Baseman | #41

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Santana blasted a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Yankees.
Luis Severino had held the Tribe off the scoreboard for the first three innings before Santana's shot over the center-field wall in the fourth got Cleveland their first two tallies. Roberto Perez added a solo shot of his own, but that's all the Indians could put together. Santana has a hit in all four games so far and is getting on base at a .389 clip. Oct 9 - 11:02 PM

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Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with three singles during Wednesday's defeat of the Twins.

Santana is in peak form heading into the playoffs. He limped along with a .238 batting average in the first half of the season but is at .297 since the All Star break. For the season he is slashing .263/.368/.464 with 23 home runs, 78 RBI and 90 runs scored in 150 games.
Sep 27 - 11:33 PM

Carlos Santana (shoulder) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Indians' lineup Tuesday versus the Twins.

Santana tweaked his left shoulder Saturday on a collision at first base with Jean Segura, but X-rays turned up negative and he only really missed one game (Sunday's series finale against the Mariners). The impending free agent slugger should be all-systems-go for the American League Division Series.
Sep 27 - 8:51 AM

Carlos Santana is getting X-rays on his left shoulder.

The shoulder got bent back awkwardly on a play at first base in the bottom of the fifth inning. He remained in the game, but there is obviously at least a little concern. "We won't play him Sunday, but he's going to get an X-ray that's precautionary," Indians manager Terry Francona told the media on Saturday night. "But you could see the way he was swinging (after the collision) that he was letting it go pretty good."
Sep 23 - 9:47 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Indians would like to bring back Carlos Santana but have made no new offers this year.

The impending free agent has posted a cool .854 OPS with 23 home runs and 77 RBI in 139 games this season and he's been especially great in the second half. Heyman hears that Santana "is believed to like the idea of a return" but "it's just a matter of finances." The market for 1B/DH types was not very fruitful last winter, so it's possible Cleveland could make this happen at a relatively team-friendly rate.
Sep 14 - 12:39 PM

Carlos Santana finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's victory against the Orioles.

Santana has been a huge part of Cleveland's 17-game win streak, second-longest in the majors over the past 50 years. He is hitting .311 with 12 doubles, 13 home runs and 30 RBI since the All-Star break with an OPS over 1.000. It's night and day compared to his .238/.340/.409 slash line before the break.
Sep 9 - 4:28 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk Friday versus the Orioles.

Santana now has four multi-hit games in his last five as his monster second half continues. His batting average was down to .238 as recently as August 12, but it’s now at .262 on the year. He ranks ninth in the AL with a .369 on-base percentage.
Sep 8 - 10:50 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI versus the White Sox on Wednesday.

Three straight multihit games for Santana. He's batting .318/.424/.615 in 195 at-bats since the beginning of July. A free agent at season's end, he's making himself a lot of money right now.
Sep 6 - 11:54 PM

Carlos Santana singled, swatted a solo homer and scored two runs in Monday's win over the White Sox.

He took James Shields deep in the second inning in what was the 22nd home run Shields has surrendered in 91 1/3 innings this season. After a sluggish first half, Santana is hitting .289 with 12 home runs since the All-Star break.
Sep 4 - 6:05 PM

Carlos Santana clubbed a solo homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs Monday against the Yankees.

Santana slugged a go-ahead blast off Luis Severino in the seventh. He’s been a force since the All-Star break, with 11 homers in 39 games. He hit 10 homers over 84 games during the first half.
Aug 28 - 10:04 PM

Carlos Santana ripped a solo homer Saturday against the Royals.

Santana swatted the second of two dingers off of Jason Hammel in the seventh inning (Edwin Encarnacion had the other). The first baseman missed a few games with a back issue, but he's played the last two nights and it appears that he'll be alright.
Aug 26 - 10:24 PM

Carlos Santana (back) went 1-for-3 and drew a walk in his return to action on Friday.

Santana had been on the shelf since Monday due to tightness in his lower back. The 31-year-old is hitting .250/.355/.446 with 18 homers and 64 RBI on the season.
Aug 26 - 8:11 AM

Carlos Santana (back) will take batting practice on Thursday.

A back injury has sidelined Santana since Monday, though he appears to be making progress. The Indians are hoping to have him back for Friday's series opener against Kansas City.
Aug 24 - 5:05 PM

Carlos Santana (back) is out of the Indians' starting lineup again on Thursday.

Santana hasn't appeared in a game since leaving Monday's series opener against the Red Sox due to tightness in his lower back. Edwin Encarnacion is at first base and Yandy Diaz will DH on Thursday night against Boston ace Chris Sale.
Aug 24 - 3:29 PM

Carlos Santana (back) might be available to pinch-hit off the bench against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Santana was lifted from Monday's game due to tightness in his lower back. Edwin Encarnacion will play first base in his place on Wednesday, with Yandy Diaz working at designated hitter in Encarnacion's accustomed spot. Consider Santana day-to-day. This back tightness does not sound like something that will keep him out of the lineup for long.
Aug 23 - 4:34 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Yandy Diaz
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Jason Kipnis
3Greg Allen
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
4Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Dylan Baker
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson
10Craig Breslow
11Kyle Crockett
12Shawn Morimando
13Shawn Armstrong