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Carlos Santana | First Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Carlos Santana hit his third home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
Santana took White Sox starter Hector Noesi deep to lead off the second inning. He later walked and stole a base, his second steal of the year. Santana is hitting just .229 to start the year, but he's a streaky hitter who can raise that average quickly with a few good games. Apr 21 - 11:40 PM

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Carlos Santana hit a solo home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's loss to the Twins.

J.R. Graham served up the solo shot, but at that point, the Twins were already up 7-1 and Santana's dinger barely put a dent in the final score. For the season, Santana has two home runs and seven RBI. He's hitting .244/.354/.415 over 41 at-bats to start the 2015 campaign.
Apr 19 - 5:12 PM

Carlos Santana had a nice day at the dish in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Santana drove home a run during a three-run uprising against Alfredo Simon in the sixth inning, and he added an RBI double in the eight to pull the Tribe to within four runs, though that would be as close as they'd get. He's off to a quick start, hitting .308/.471/.615 with four RBI in the season's first week.
Apr 10 - 8:10 PM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win against the Astros.

Santana's fourth inning solo shot off of Scott Feldman broke a scoreless tie and proved to be the deciding run in a low-scoring affair. It's the first of what should be many home runs for Santana this season. He hit 27 with a .792 OPS and 85 RBI last season.
Apr 8 - 10:56 PM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a two-run home run on Monday against the Athletics.

Santana put the Indians on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, then padded his team's lead to 5-0 with a two-run blast off of Chris Bassitt in the third inning. The third baseman now has three homers on the spring along with eight RBI. Santana was an offensive force last season, bashing 27 homers with 85 RBI, and is right on track for more of the same in 2015.
Mar 23 - 7:17 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Santana entered the game batting just .143 on the spring. He took Louis Coleman yard, reducing the Indians' deficit at the time to 6-5. Santana was a valuable fantasy asset last season despite a slow start and should be expected to match last season's 27 home runs and 85 RBI.
Mar 12 - 7:42 PM

Carlos Santana's early struggles at the plate continued, going 0-for-3 with a walk on Sunday against the Rangers.

Santana now has one hit in 14 spring at-bats (.071). It's nothing to worry about yet. Santana even posted a .628 OPS through May last season but still finished with respectable numbers, including a .231/.365/.427 slash line with 27 home runs and 85 RBI.
Mar 8 - 9:08 PM

Carlos Santana went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Indians' loss to the Reds on Tuesday in Arizona.

Santana got ahold of a pitch in the first inning and sent into deep right-center field, but Billy Hamilton was able to track it down. Santana will try to avoid getting off to slow start in 2015 after batting just .159/.327/.301 over his first 50 games of the 2014 regular season. He went on to register an .872 OPS between the beginning of June and end of September.
Mar 3 - 6:30 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that teams have asked the Indians about Carlos Santana.

But Morosi notes that there is no deal on the horizon. Santana is under contract through 2017 at a reasonable rate, so it's doubtful the Indians would part with him unless overwhelmed by an offer. The 28-year-old had 27 home runs and 85 RBI in 2014. Cleveland does have a logjam of DH and first base types with the recent addition of Brandon Moss, but moving Santana could be a big offensive downgrade for a team looking to compete in 2015.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Carlos Santana homered in both games of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Santana also singled in game two to finish the day 3-for-8. He's been anything but consistent this year, but he's back excelling in September after a down August, with a .308 average, five homers and a 5/7 K/BB ratio in 10 games this month.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Carlos Santana hit an RBI single in Friday's 2-1 win over the White Sox.

Santana's RBI hit came in the first inning off of Chris Sale. The Indians wouldn't score again until the 10th inning, coming away with a low-scoring win. The RBI was Santana's 71st of the year. Santana's season is a bit difficult to quantify, as he's put together two blazing hot months (June, July) and several ice cold ones (the other months). It all adds up to 71 RBI, 24 home runs and a .228/.366/.433 season line, which, despite its unevenness, is probably about what you'd expect from the slugger.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Carlos Santana's first-inning two-run home run was all the offense the Indians needed in a win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Danny Salazar was putting up goose eggs all night long, so Santana's home run off of Justin Verlander -- his fifth career against the right-hander -- was more than enough. Santana, who finished 1-for-4 on the night, has homered in back-to-back ballgames and has 24 on the year along with 70 RBI and a .230/.366/.435 slash line.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Carlos Santana walked twice and hit a two-run home run in five plate appearances, but the Indians were felled by the Tigers on Tuesday.

Santana hit what appeared to be the game-deciding home run, a two-run shot to right field in the first inning. Carlos Carrasco and the Indians' bullpen limited the Tigers to just one run over eight innings, but J.D. Martinez put the Tigers ahead with a three-run homer in the ninth. Santana has had a nice season after an incredibly slow start to the season, now slashing .230/.366/.430 with 23 home runs and 68 RBI.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:16:00 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in Friday's win over the Royals.

Santana had an RBI single in the third inning and later added a two-run homer in the ninth. The 28-year-old came into Friday's action with just three hits in his last 20 at-bats and a .195 batting average this month. This was his first multi-hit game since August 16, which was also the date of his last home run.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:10:00 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run against the Orioles on Saturday.

Santana hit the first inning home run off of Ubaldo Jimenez. The dinger was his 21st of the season and gave him 59 RBI. Santana was one of the hottest hitters in baseball in June and July, but he's been colder than a lemon slushie in August, slashing just .174/.333/.217. He was slugging .615 for the month of July. On the year he's hitting .227/.366/.424. For the sake of fantasy owners, Santana will hopefully rediscover his swing come September.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Anthony Swarzak
7Zach McAllister
8Ryan Webb
9Josh Tomlin