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Carlos Santana | Third 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 went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Indians' loss to the Reds on Tuesday in Arizona.
Santana got ahold of a pitch in the first inning and sent into deep right-center field, but Billy Hamilton was able to track it down. Santana will try to avoid getting off to slow start in 2015 after batting just .159/.327/.301 over his first 50 games of the 2014 regular season. He went on to register an .872 OPS between the beginning of June and end of September. Mar 3 - 6:30 PM

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that teams have asked the Indians about Carlos Santana.

But Morosi notes that there is no deal on the horizon. Santana is under contract through 2017 at a reasonable rate, so it's doubtful the Indians would part with him unless overwhelmed by an offer. The 28-year-old had 27 home runs and 85 RBI in 2014. Cleveland does have a logjam of DH and first base types with the recent addition of Brandon Moss, but moving Santana could be a big offensive downgrade for a team looking to compete in 2015.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Carlos Santana homered in both games of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Santana also singled in game two to finish the day 3-for-8. He's been anything but consistent this year, but he's back excelling in September after a down August, with a .308 average, five homers and a 5/7 K/BB ratio in 10 games this month.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Carlos Santana hit an RBI single in Friday's 2-1 win over the White Sox.

Santana's RBI hit came in the first inning off of Chris Sale. The Indians wouldn't score again until the 10th inning, coming away with a low-scoring win. The RBI was Santana's 71st of the year. Santana's season is a bit difficult to quantify, as he's put together two blazing hot months (June, July) and several ice cold ones (the other months). It all adds up to 71 RBI, 24 home runs and a .228/.366/.433 season line, which, despite its unevenness, is probably about what you'd expect from the slugger.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Carlos Santana's first-inning two-run home run was all the offense the Indians needed in a win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Danny Salazar was putting up goose eggs all night long, so Santana's home run off of Justin Verlander -- his fifth career against the right-hander -- was more than enough. Santana, who finished 1-for-4 on the night, has homered in back-to-back ballgames and has 24 on the year along with 70 RBI and a .230/.366/.435 slash line.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:50:00 PM

Carlos Santana walked twice and hit a two-run home run in five plate appearances, but the Indians were felled by the Tigers on Tuesday.

Santana hit what appeared to be the game-deciding home run, a two-run shot to right field in the first inning. Carlos Carrasco and the Indians' bullpen limited the Tigers to just one run over eight innings, but J.D. Martinez put the Tigers ahead with a three-run homer in the ninth. Santana has had a nice season after an incredibly slow start to the season, now slashing .230/.366/.430 with 23 home runs and 68 RBI.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:16:00 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in Friday's win over the Royals.

Santana had an RBI single in the third inning and later added a two-run homer in the ninth. The 28-year-old came into Friday's action with just three hits in his last 20 at-bats and a .195 batting average this month. This was his first multi-hit game since August 16, which was also the date of his last home run.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:10:00 AM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run against the Orioles on Saturday.

Santana hit the first inning home run off of Ubaldo Jimenez. The dinger was his 21st of the season and gave him 59 RBI. Santana was one of the hottest hitters in baseball in June and July, but he's been colder than a lemon slushie in August, slashing just .174/.333/.217. He was slugging .615 for the month of July. On the year he's hitting .227/.366/.424. For the sake of fantasy owners, Santana will hopefully rediscover his swing come September.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-8 against the Diamondbacks in Wednesday's doubleheader and is hitting .163 with no homers in 43 at-bats this month.

Santana was about as productive as anyone in the AL in June and July, finishing with OPSs in excess of 1.000 both months. August, obviously, has not been so kind, even though he currently has a nice 8/10 K/BB ratio in 12 games. The power will surely come back soon enough. Batting average remains the question mark.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 with three RBI in a loss to the Yankees on Friday.

Santana had an RBI single in the first inning before doubling home two runs in the seventh. The 28-year-old had just three hits in his previous 22 at-bats this month coming into Friday's action. Not surprisingly, he also had eight walks in that timespan, so he continues to provide value to the Indians even when he's not hitting.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with an RBI single against the Rangers on Friday.

Nothing spectacular here, but Santana just keeps on raking. After posting April and May averages of .157 and .169, he's hit .308 and .313 in June and July, respectively. His slash line for July was a gaudy .313/.407/.615. Congrats if you bought low on him back when he looked like the worst hitter on the planet. Or if you were patient/psychic and knew he'd be on fire come the dog days of August. Either way.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 12:37:00 AM

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.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 07:36:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 10:25:00 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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:35:00 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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 12:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
4Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Michael Martinez
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
3Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
3Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
4Jerry Sands
DH1Nick Swisher
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Zach McAllister
8Shaun Marcum
9Bruce Chen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Bryan Price
13Anthony Swarzak
14Scott Downs