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Carlos Santana | Designated Hitter | #41

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 rocked a solo home run off Marco Estrada in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Santana connected for a solo shot in the third inning to boost the Indians to a 2-0 advantage. Coco Crisp would rap a solo homer of his own one frame later to supply the final run in the 3-0 pennant-clincher. For his part, Santana is now 5-for-29 (.169) in the postseason. He homered twice in the ALCS, also bopping a solo home run in Game 2. Oct 19 - 6:55 PM

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Carlos Santana slugged a solo home run in the Indians' win over the Blue Jays Saturday in Game 2 of the ALCS.

Santana only had one hit on Saturday, but he sure made it count. He got the scoring started in the second inning with a solo shot off J.A. Happ. The 390-foot line drive homer was Santana’s first long ball in six postseason appearances and only his fifth round-tripper as a right-handed hitter this season. He went deep 30 times from the left side during the regular season. Cleveland will try to extend its postseason unbeaten streak when the series shifts to Toronto Monday in Game 3.
Oct 15 - 7:29 PM

Carlos Santana is starting in the designated hitter spot and batting leadoff for the Indians in Friday's ALCS Game 1 versus the Blue Jays.

The Indians are using the same lineup against Marco Estrada that they've been throwing out there versus right-handers. It looks like this: Santana DH, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Jose Ramirez 3B, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Coco Crisp LF, Tyler Naquin CF, Roberto Perez C.
Oct 14 - 4:25 PM

Carlos Santana is at DH and batting leadoff in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday in Boston.

Rajai Davis hit leadoff in Game 2 against Red Sox left-hander David Price, but Indians manager Terry Francona will go back to Santana in that spot Monday versus right-hander Clay Buchholz. The full Game 3 lineup for the Tribe: Carlos Santana DH, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Jose Ramirez 3B, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Coco Crisp LF, Tyler Naquin CF, Roberto Perez C. Cleveland is starting righty Josh Tomlin.
Oct 10 - 2:13 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored Friday versus the Royals.

Santana gave the Indians the lead by knocking in two runs with a triple in the third inning. He also singled and doubled, so he finished a home run short of the cycle. The 30-year-old put together a monster September and has established new career-highs this season with 34 homers and 87 RBI.
Oct 1 - 12:25 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs in a rain-shortened loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

He also drew a walk. He doubled home a run in the first inning, and followed that with an RBI-single in the fourth inning. He is batting .256/.362/.489 with 34 home runs and 85 RBI. He is a solid starter in standard leagues and an even better asset in on-base percentage leagues and points leagues.
Sep 29 - 12:41 AM

Carlos Santana finished 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in the Indians' 5-2 win over the Royals on Thursday.

Santana broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run bomb off Dillon Gee in the sixth inning. He'd knocked in a run with an RBI double earlier in the game. The 30-year-old has been on fire as of late, homering in three of his last four games and also collecting three doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored in that span. It will go down as a career year on a lot of fronts for Santana, who has 34 homers, 83 RBI and 83 runs scored with his .253/.361/.492 line.
Sep 22 - 11:43 PM

Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI to help lead the Indians to victory over the Royals on Wednesday.

His single in the eighth inning provided what turned out to be a critical insurance run. Santana is known more for his on-base percentage than his batting average. He boosted both tonight. He is batting .251/.358/.484 with a career high 33 home runs and 79 RBI in 148 games.
Sep 22 - 12:14 AM

Carlos Santana clubbed his 33rd homer of the season in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Santana's blast in the third inning was all the Indians could muster through eight frames, but they won it on a walk-off double by Brandon Guyer in the ninth. The designated hitter keeps extending his new career high with each longball, as he's now bested his previous high-water mark by six.
Sep 20 - 10:11 PM

Carlos Santana homered and doubled against the Tigers on Sunday.

The homer was his 32nd, so he's now topped his previous career high by five. He's also scored 80 runs for just the second time in his career. He scored 84 in his first full season in 2011.
Sep 18 - 4:54 PM

Carlos Santana collected his 30th homer and his 23rd double Thursday as the Indians topped the Astros 10-7.

It's Santana's first career 30-homer season. It also looks like he'll establish a new career high in runs scored while often hitting at the top of the order this year (he's at 75 now, career high of 84). Still, this doesn't rate as one of his best seasons, considering that offense is up across the league. By OPS+, he still falls well short of his career norm.
Sep 8 - 4:41 PM

Carlos Santana singled and smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

He took former closer Luke Gregerson deep to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning. Santana is now at 29 dingers for the season, which is two more than his previous career high.
Sep 6 - 10:39 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Twins on Wednesday.

He smoked a solo homer in the fourth inning and extended the Tribe's five-run fifth inning with an RBI single. With his .245/.346/.471 slash line he is more valuable in on-base percentage leagues than in standard batting average leagues. He is sitting on 28 home runs, 66 RBI and 69 runs scored in 129 games.
Aug 31 - 10:17 PM

Carlos Santana homered and walked as the Indians' leadoff man Monday against the A's.

Santana's homer off Ryan Dull was the only run in the 1-0 win. He's matched his career high with 27 homers this season.
Aug 23 - 12:59 AM

Carlos Santana (head) is back in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Santana was pulled from Thursday's game when he was hit in the side of the head by a foul ball while sitting in the dugout. He sat out the last two days but has been cleared of concussion symptoms and is back in his customary designated hitter and leadoff spots Sunday.
Aug 14 - 10:17 AM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
4Michael Brantley
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Coco Crisp
3Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
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S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
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R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Ryan Merritt
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Kyle Crockett
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner
14Adam Plutko