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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 went 3-for-3 with two homers and two walks against the Twins in Tuesday's rout.
The ninth-inning homer gave Jackson an .800 OPS for the first time since April 11. It's a nice little comeback, co0nsidering he fell as low as .688 in mid-June. He's batting .304 with nine homers, 10 doubles and 21 walks in 35 games since July 1. Aug 15 - 11:35 PM

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Carlos Santana cracked a solo home run for his only hit of the evening in a loss to the Yankees.

He went yard off starter Jordan Montgomer in the second inning to provid the Tribe's only tally of the ballgame. Santana has been a steady presence in the heart of the lineup this year, batting .245/.347/.441 with 16 homers and 59 RBI. His value plays up in on-base percentage formats due to his high walk rate.
Aug 5 - 10:50 PM

Carlos Santana had a homer, a double, three RBI and a walk versus the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Santana had a two-run double off Chris Sale and a homer in the eighth off Addison Reed in another impressive night. He was already coming off a month of July in which he hit .325/.413/.613 with five homers in 22 games.
Aug 1 - 11:06 PM

Carlos Santana had a single in his only official at-bat while adding four walks and a pair of runs scored Saturday.

Santana has been on fire lately, and it's no surprise that the Indians have won nine games in a row with one of their best hitters sizzling. Since July 19 he has collected 14 hits over 39 at-bats (.359) with two doubles, four homers, seven RBI and seven walks, raising his average from .235 to .248. He entered the day with a 1.045 OPS across 19 games in the month of July.
Jul 30 - 12:45 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

Santana’s power has been missing in action for large chunks of the season, but he has four homers over his last five games. The 31-year-old has picked things up this month by batting .338 through 19 games, though he’s been uncharacteristically aggressive in doing so.
Jul 29 - 1:49 AM

Carlos Santana belted a solo homer in Thursday's win over the Angels.

Santana's blast in the second inning off of JC Ramirez got the scoring going before Francisco Lindor broke the tie with an RBI single in the seventh. It's the third homer for Santana in his last four games, which is encouraging to see in a year where he's been a disappointment from a power perspective.
Jul 27 - 3:09 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Angels.

He helped break the game open in the eighth inning by contributing an RBI single that plated Michael Brantley, then came around to score on a Yan Gomes double. The Tribe scored seven runs in that frame. Santana has been strong at the plate lately after a weak first half. He is batting .244/.340/.421 with 12 home runs, 56 runs scored and 53 RBI in 415 plate appearances.
Jul 27 - 12:30 AM

Carlos Santana homered twice Monday in the Indians' 6-2 victory over the visiting Reds.

Santana drew a walk and scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning before belting solo shots in the seventh and eighth. He finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored in the game, continuing his productive July. The 31-year-old first baseman is capable of a real second-half surge.
Jul 24 - 9:56 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in his return to the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

After missing two games due to paternity leave, Santana came back with a vengeance, doubling twice, including an RBI double to spark a three-run eighth inning. It was the fourth time in five games this month that the 31-year-old has racked up multiple hits, raising his line to .237/.341/.411. If there's a downside, it's that his hot streak comes just ahead of a four-day break for next week's All-Star Game.
Jul 9 - 12:13 AM

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

Santana missed the previous two games while away on paternity leave. He returns just in time to face Justin Verlander, a guy he has slugged eight home runs against in 73 career at-bats.
Jul 8 - 3:37 PM

Carlos Santana (paternity) is slated to be activated on Saturday.

He'll have missed two days while on paternity leave. It's unclear what the Indians' corresponding move will be.
Jul 7 - 5:10 PM

Indians placed 1B Carlos Santana on the paternity leave list.

Santana will be away from the club for the next couple of games to be with his wife in labor. Abraham Almonte (biceps) has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Jul 5 - 3:12 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two walks against the Orioles on Monday.

Santana is now batting sixth for the Indians after spending a month and a half as a leadoff man and the following month in the cleanup spot. His OPS has hovered around .700 most of the year, so he doesn't deserve to bat any higher right now. Still, one imagines he will get better.
Jun 19 - 11:30 PM

Carlos Santana finished 3-for-4 with a run scored in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader in Minnesota.

Santana has pieced together a modest four-game hitting streak while also posting a walk in each of the outings. While he is still hitting a meager .196 (11-for-56) in the month of June, he is showing some signs of turning things around lately.
Jun 18 - 3:17 AM

Carlos Santana belted a solo home run, his eighth homer of the season, in Saturday's loss against the White Sox.

Santana is just 5-for-32 (.156) over the past nine games to drop his average from .232 to .222. He has really struggled, especially at home, where he is hitting slightly above the Mendoza line.
Jun 11 - 1:10 AM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson