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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 went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Angels.
Santana hit an RBI double in the first inning to make it 2-0, then added a two-run single in the sixth inning to make it 8-1. The first baseman is now on a seven-game hitting streak. On the season, he's hitting .232/.352/.395 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI. Aug 30 - 4:04 PM

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Carlos Santana hit a solo homer, drove in two runs, and scored two runs Friday against the Yankees.

After an encouraging July, Santana came into Friday's action hitting just .217 with one home run and a .607 OPS this month. He's up to 14 home runs now, but it's going to take a strong finish for him to secure his third straight 20-homer season. His eight stolen bases have been a nice surprise for fantasy owners, but it's been a disappointing year for him.
Aug 22 - 12:04 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Red Sox.

Santana took Matt Barnes out to right-center in the fifth inning to make it a 6-1 game. It's his first home run since July 30, as he had been in a slump. Santana is hitting .229/.354/.387 with 13 home runs and 55 RBI on the year.
Aug 17 - 10:26 PM

Carlos Santana blasted his 12th home run of the year Thursday against the Athletics.

He finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of RBI. Santana's two-run blast off Chris Bassitt in the top of the first inning gave Cleveland a 3-0 lead. In the bottom half of the frame, Oakland scratched one across off Carlos Carrasco. For the next eight innings, the teams proceeded to drop zeroes. Santana is riding a modest six-game hit streak and is now slashing .227/.360/.400.
Jul 31 - 12:49 AM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Santana cut the Indians' deficit to 4-1 when he lifted an Edinson Volquez offering over the fence in center field in the second inning. Though he's drawn plenty of walks, Santana has otherwise had a mediocre season to date, hitting .224/.354/.389 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI.
Jul 27 - 10:22 PM

Carlos Santana bopped his 10th home run of the year Saturday against the Athletics.

He went 2-for-4 with a steal and two RBI. The 29-year-old has raised his average from .207 to .223 by ripping hits in eight of his last 16 at-bats. Santana no longer has catcher eligibility, which has put a major dent in his fantasy value. Fortunately he still drives in enough runs to warrant ownership in most formats.
Jul 11 - 10:31 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Friday against the Athletics.

It was his third multi-hit game in his last four. He has also drawn a walk in three straight games. Santana has been a very frustrating player during the first half, but he's capable of a strong finish.
Jul 10 - 11:46 PM

Carlos Santana finished 2-for-3 with a rare triple and a walk Thursday versus the Astros.

It was his first triple since 2013 and sixth of his career. The hit also gave him just his second RBI in the last 13 games. He's had quite the disappointing season thus far, but he turned in on in a big way after a slow start in 2014 and the same could happen this year.
Jul 9 - 10:07 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Cubs starter Jake Arrieta allowed just one hit through the first four innings, but it belonged to Santana, who crushed a three-run homer. Santana later added an RBI double in the ninth. The 29-year-old also did what he does best and walked twice in the game, giving him an AL-best 48 walks. That adds up to a .224/.372/.398 line with eight homers, 33 RBI and 32 runs scored.
Jun 16 - 11:36 PM

Indians activated 1B Carlos Santana from the paternity leave list.

Santana missed a couple games in order to be with his wife and new baby girl. He's batting .221/.374/.383 for the Tribe this season.
May 31 - 12:35 PM

Carlos Santana will return from the paternity leave list and join the Indians on Sunday in Seattle.

Santana was away from the team to be with his wife for the birth of their baby girl, and he has enjoyed a couple of days with his newborn. Expect him back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Mariners.
May 29 - 8:19 PM

Indians placed C Carlos Santana on the paternity leave list.

Santana can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. The Indians have called up Jerry Sands to take his place on the active roster.
May 28 - 5:48 PM

Carlos Santana is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list.

Santana's wife gave birth to a baby girl Thursday morning. The Indians should make an official roster move soon.
May 28 - 5:40 PM

Carlos Santana (wrist) is back in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

Santana was hit on the left wrist by a pitch in Tuesday's game, but X-rays came back clean and he evidently felt fine when he arrived at the park Wednesday morning. The first baseman is batting .219/.368/.363 with five homers and 24 RBI this season.
May 27 - 9:29 AM

X-rays on Carlos Santana's left wrist came back negative.

Santana was hit on the wrist by a pitch in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game. He stayed in the contest and should be fine, but the Indians will check on him Wednesday to see how sore he is. With a day game, there's a good chance Santana could be rested.
May 27 - 12:01 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
2Chris Johnson
LF1Michael Brantley
2Zach Walters
CF1Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Jerry Sands
DH1Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6T.J. House
7Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Ryan Webb
6Jeff Manship
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone
9Shawn Armstrong