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Carlos Santana | First Baseman | #41

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / LA
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Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Phillies bested the Pirates on Friday night.
Santana singled in the sixth inning, advanced to third on a base hit by Odubel Herrera and scored on a fielder's choice to get the Phillies on the board and tie the score at 1-1. He is off to a very rough start at the plate, slashing a mere .162/.286/.309 with two homers and 10 RBI. Apr 20 - 10:23 PM

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Carlos Santana is out of the Phillies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Braves.

It's the first day off of the season for the veteran first baseman, who has batted just .136/.260/.288 through his first 73 plate appearances with the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins is at first base and hitting cleanup Wednesday versus Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy. Scott Kingery is in left field and hitting second.
Apr 18 - 2:59 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

Santana styled a three-run home run as part of an eight-run fourth inning by the Phillies, who absolutely dismantled the Marlins in what finished as a 20-1 win. Veteran slugger Santana has bopped double-digit home runs in each of the last seven seasons -- five of which have seen him go off for at least 20 home runs.
Apr 7 - 9:49 PM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

This was not a particularly competitive contest, but nice work by Santana nonetheless. After failing to collect a hit in five at-bats during Thursday's opener, the first baseman has come through with a homer and a double over the past two contests. The Phillies signed him to a three-year, $60 million contract this winter. He's hit at least 20 home runs in five of the last seven seasons.
Mar 31 - 11:02 PM

Carlos Santana plated three runs — including a go-ahead sacrifice fly — as the Phillies topped the Braves 5-4 in 11 innings on Friday.

Santana actually knocked in his first run of the night with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. He then took Mike Foltynewicz deep in the fifth inning before playing hero in extras. Signed to a three-year, $60 million contract over the winter, Santana owns a .365 on-base percentage for his career and has averaged 24 homers over the last seven seasons. He appears locked into the No. 2 spot in Gabe Kapler’s lineup.
Mar 31 - 12:27 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a 10-6 Grapefruit League victory over the Braves on Saturday.

He led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run off young starter Lucas Sims, then added an RBI-double in the fourth. It's been a slow go for the veteran slugger so far this spring but he should put up some good numbers in his first season with the Phillies.
Mar 17 - 6:45 PM

Phillies signed 1B Carlos Santana to a three-year, $60 million contract with a $17.5 million club option for 2021.

The deal was agreed to last Friday and then finalized Wednesday morning after Santana passed his physical. He'll be officially introduced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Santana is kind of an odd fit for the Phillies, who aren't quite ready to contend and have a promising young first baseman in Rhys Hoskins, but the 31-year-old should improve that lineup drastically in 2018 and moving into a more power-friendly home park gives a nice boost to his fantasy stock. Hoskins figures to continue the left field experiment he tried last season, with Santana taking over at first.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 09:20:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Phillies have signed Carlos Santana to a three-year, $60 million contract.

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez says the Phillies also have a $17.5 million club option for 2021. It's an odd fit on the surface, as it means either Rhys Hoskins or perhaps even Santana will play the outfield or Santana will move back third base and bump Maikel Franco from a starting job. Perhaps there will be a series of moves coming from Philly. Santana does give the Phillies a bona-fide bat, as he boasts a career .249/.365/.445 batting line and has averaged 24 homers per season in his seven full years. The Indians will now have to turn to Plan B at first base.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Indians are telling other first base options that they want to see where things go with Carlos Santana first.

Santana is "clearly far and away" the Indians' top choice at first base, Heyman says. Cleveland's initial offer to Santana was reportedly for $36 million over three years, which isn't going to be enough to get it done. The Rockies, Rangers, Padres, Phillies, Red Sox and Mariners have also been connected to Santana. The Indians have so far been linked to Lucas Duda and Matt Adams as possible backup plans at first base.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:40:00 PM

Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that the Rockies are "taking a hard look" at free agent first baseman Carlos Santana.

Add the Rockies to a list which also includes the likes of the Indians, Rangers, Padres, Phillies, Red Sox, and Mariners. The Rockies have also been linked to Jay Bruce and Logan Morrison, but Harding hears that the club is "believed to have a stronger interest" in Santana than either of those players.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Enrique Rojas of ESPN reports that the Indians made an offer to Carlos Santana last month in which they expressed a willingness to give a three-year deal worth $12 million annually.

That isn't going to get it done. Santana has been a popular name as a free agent, with the Rangers, Padres, Phillies, Red Sox among the teams who have reportedly expressed interest. With the way the market is going, the Indians might have already adjusted their expectations with the situation.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 01:38:00 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Rangers and the Padres are among the teams interested in Carlos Santana.

The Phillies, Mariners, Angels and Red Sox have also expressed interest in the free agent slugger this off-season. Santana, 31, slashed .259/.363/.455 with 23 homers and 79 RBI for the Indians in 2017.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 08:02:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Angels "remain interested" in free agent slugger Carlos Santana.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports first mentioned the Angels as a Santana suitor in mid-November, among a list of teams that included the Red Sox, Mariners, Phillies, Mets, and Indians. Santana, 31, batted .259/.363/.455 with 23 home runs and 79 RBI in 154 games this past season for Cleveland. He rejected a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Tribe last month.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 10:14:00 PM

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that Carlos Santana is "drawing continued interest" from the Red Sox and Phillies.

The Red Sox are an obvious match since they have an opening at either first base or designated hitter, while the fit with the Phillies is more difficult to figure out since they have Rhys Hoskins at first. Santana, who will turn 32 just after Opening Day in 2018, batted .259/.363/.455 with 23 home runs for the Indians this past season. The Mets and Mariners have also been connected to him.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 03:04:00 PM

1B Carlos Santana rejected the Indians' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer.

Santana had a rough first half in his walk year but rebounded big time after the All-Star break to ultimately finish with a .259/.363/.455 batting line and 23 home runs. He'll turn 32 just after Opening Day in 2018 but won't have trouble landing a big contract this winter.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 11:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jorge Alfaro
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Scott Kingery
SS1J.P. Crawford
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Rhys Hoskins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Nick Williams
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Ben Lively
7Mark Leiter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Drew Hutchison
8Victor Arano
9Hoby Milner