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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 (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

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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

Carlos Santana belted a solo homer and scored a pair of runs in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Santana got the Indians on the board in the first inning with a solo blast in what turned out to be an offensive slugfest. He also drew a pair of walks on the day. Santana's numbers have been a tad disappointing to this point, but he still has a .367 on-base percentage and is on pace for 18 homers and 88 RBI.
May 25 - 8:12 PM

Carlos Santana (back) is in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Santana missed the previous four games due to back spasms. The 29-year-old is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season.
May 21 - 5:20 PM

Carlos Santana (back) is expected to return Thursday.

Santana will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday with back spasms, but there has been significant progress. Santana, 29, is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season for the Tribe.
May 20 - 6:39 PM

Carlos Santana (back) said Tuesday that while he feels better, it could be "a couple of days" before he returns to the lineup.

Santana is out of the lineup for the third straight day Tuesday because of back spasms. It sounds like he might not be back in there until the weekend series against the Reds.
May 19 - 7:20 PM

Carlos Santana (back) is not in the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.

Santana did not play Sunday and was scratched from the lineup Monday due to back spasms. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brandon Moss is at first base and Nick Swisher is at DH on Tuesday versus Chicago.
May 19 - 4:11 PM

Carlos Santana was scratched from Monday's lineup with back spasms.

Santana didn't play Sunday, either, as he revealed that the issue began to crop up on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Brandon Moss, who had been scheduled for a day off, is covering first base in Santana's absence.
May 18 - 5:27 PM

Carlos Santana is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. The Indians have Brandon Moss at first base and Nick Swisher in right field while Santana sits.
May 17 - 12:55 PM

Carlos Santana hit an RBI double off of Mike Pelfrey in the third inning of Friday's loss to the Twins.

Santana went 1-for-4 with a run scored. The RBI was his 16th of the season. He's also hit four home runs and scored 20. While he's hitting just .242/.397/.400, Santana is one of the streakiest hitters this side of Chris Carter and he'll inevitably have a few stretches this season where he hits everything that's thrown to him.
May 9 - 12:29 AM

Carlos Santana blasted his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Royals on Thursday afternoon.

His seventh inning blast of Ryan Madson pulled the Tribe to within 5-4, though that would be as close as they would get. Santana finished the afternoon 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .242/.402/.396 on the season with four homers and 15 RBI.
May 7 - 7:55 PM

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

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

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
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Shaun Marcum
7Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Zach McAllister
7Ryan Webb
8Josh Tomlin