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Carlos Santana | First Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Carlos Santana remained red hot on Sunday, going 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI in the Indians' 10-3 trouncing of the Royals.
Santana has American League Player of the Week honors on lock after going 15-for-27 with six home runs, 10 RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base to boot. The 28-year-old has also walked five times in his last three games, a good sign that he's seeing the ball really well right now. After a slow start that plagued him for much of the first half, Santana has his slash line up to a tolerable .232/.371/.456. Jul 27 - 7:36 PM

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Carlos Santana homered again Saturday but the Indians lost to the Royals.

Santana's solo shot in the second inning opened the game's scoring. He later added a double, continuing his recent uptick in extra-base hits. The 28-year-old slugger is capable of putting up huge fantasy numbers down the stretch.
Jul 26 - 10:25 PM

Carlos Santana clubbed two homers and knocked in three runs in a loss to the Royals on Friday.

Santana popped a solo blast in the fourth inning and added a two-run shot for good measure in the sixth. With three multi-hit games in his last four, his batting average is now up to .222 for the year, his high-water mark since early April. He's also up to 17 home runs and 45 RBI on the year.
Jul 26 - 12:35 AM

Carlos Santana singled twice and walked twice in six plate appearances as the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.

Santana was the Indians' only consistent source of offense on Thursday, but they were only able to bring him around once -- to score the tying run in the ninth inning. The first baseman has had a nice turnaround after a sluggish start to the season, now slashing .218/.357/.400 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI.
Jul 25 - 12:45 AM

Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a home run and nine total bases as the Indians cruised past the Twins 8-2 on Tuesday.

Santana had just three extra-base hits in his previous nine games, but the 28-year-old added two doubles to go with his 15th home run of the year. If anything, he deserved to have an even better night from a statistical standpoint -- the homer came with nobody on, and his other three hits drove in just one run combined. The four-hit evening raised his season line to .214/.353/.401.
Jul 23 - 12:01 AM

Carlos Santana ripped a two-run home run, his only hit in five at-bats, as the Indians defeated the Yankees on Thursday.

Santana has turned his season around after a tremendously slow first two months of the season. The home run, which topped off a five-run eighth inning, is Santana's 14th and the two RBI give him 36 along with a .208/.349/.391 slash line.
Jul 10 - 10:51 PM

Carlos Santana had a monster game Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, going 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two walks, two runs and two RBI.

We've been preaching patience from Santana owners all season, and the versatile slugger is finally making good. He came into June batting a horrific .159, but has turned his season around since missing nearly two weeks with post-concussion issues. Santana came into tonight slashing .333/.441/.632 this month. He's one of the hottest hitters in the game right now, and the buy-low window has officially slammed shut.
Jun 25 - 3:20 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Friday against the Tigers.

Santana has been red-hot since returning from his concussion earlier this month, hitting .333 (16-for-48) with four home runs and 11 RBI over 14 games. Those fantasy owners who were patient over the first two months of the season are finally being rewarded.
Jun 20 - 10:47 PM

Carlos Santana hit his third homer of the month Monday off the Angels' Jared Weaver.

He was showing signs of it before suffering a concussion last month, but now it's clear that Santana has found his stroke. He's hitting .333 with the three homers, two doubles and a 7/6 K/BB ratio in 39 at-bats since coming off the DL.
Jun 16 - 10:23 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Santana had a double among his three hits, as Sunday was incredibly his first three-hit game of the year. Since a stint on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Santana is hitting .343 (12-for-35) with two home runs and eight RBI. He seems to finally be pulling out of the slump that marked the first two months of his season.
Jun 15 - 7:08 PM

Carlos Santana smacked a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Santana got off to a miserable start this season, but he's hitting .300 (12-for-40) with three home runs and 11 RBI over his last 12 games. Of course, that's wrapped around a stint on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Either way, the window to buy low has likely closed.
Jun 13 - 11:14 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks in the Indians' 8-3 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Santana seemed to be finding his swing before suffering a concussion last week, and now he's 3-for-5 with three walks in two games since being activated from the DL yesterday. At .171, his average is the highest it's been since mid-April.
Jun 7 - 7:20 PM

Indians activated 3B/C Carlos Santana from the 7-day disabled list.

Carlos wound up missing nearly two weeks with post-concussion issues, but he's going through workouts this week with no issues. Although Santana has said he still wants to do some catching, the Indians figure to limit his time behind the plate following the concussion.
Jun 6 - 4:21 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that he expects Carlos Santana (concussion) to be activated on Friday.

Santana went through his normal pre-game routine on Tuesday and didn't experience any post-concussion symptoms. He's likely to see limited time behind the plate going forward. "There's some logical ways to get him in the lineup where we can play everybody," Francona said. "When Swish comes back, we're going to have to try to figure some things out, and part of that will be Carlos' role. And by that time, I'll have an opportunity to sit [and talk things over] with Carlos at length when he's not rehabbing."
Jun 3 - 10:10 PM

Carlos Santana (concussion) could be activated Friday.

Santana was able to run the bases Tuesday as part of a normal pregame workout. The 28-year-old slugger has been on the 7-day concussion disabled list since May 27.
Jun 3 - 5:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone