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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Santana revealed Sunday that he's been bothered by a back injury all season.
The first baseman added that he asked Indians manager Terry Francona not to reveal the ailment in public. The injury would help explain why Santana's power has been down this season, as he enters play Sunday with a career-low .397 slugging percentage and just 19 homers after tying his career high with 27 bombs in 2014. Santana's back should be fine after an offseason of rest. Oct 4 - 2:33 PM

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Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a three-run double, two walks and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Red Sox.

Santana opened the scoring in Friday's contest, unloading for a three-run double off Red Sox starter Henry Owens in the third inning. The three ribbies pushed his season RBI total to 84. With two games left in the 2015 season, he's slashing .230/.356/.388 with 18 homers, plus the 84 driven in.
Oct 2 - 10:26 PM

Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a two-run triple and three total RBI in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Santana rocked a first inning triple to score two runs against Royals starter Kris Medlen. He would later add an RBI fielder's choice in the sixth inning. The other three at-bats? All strikeouts. For the season, the 29-year-old slugger is slashing .234/.361/.397 with 18 homers, 80 RBI and two triples.
Sep 26 - 10:52 PM

Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer and walked twice in the Indians' 6-3 victory in Minnesota on Thursday.

Now he's done it: Santana has hit exactly three homers in each of the six months this year. We just hope he doesn't spoil it by hitting another in the next six days. It'd make it even more impressive if he could hit three homers in the four October games on the schedule before the season runs out.
Sep 25 - 12:11 AM

Carlos Santana homered to plate both Indians runs Wednesday against the Twins.

Sure, Santana hasn't been nearly as good as hoped, but at least he's been consistent! He now has two homers in September after hitting exactly three in each of the first five months.
Sep 23 - 11:35 PM

Carlos Santana hit a grand slam off Chris Sale in Friday's 12-1 win over the White Sox.

Santana blew the game open with his third-inning grand slam, boosting a 2-0 lead to 6-0. The slam would be his only hit of the game. For the season, he's hitting a much, much less loud .237/.363/.390 with 16 homers and 72 RBI. The counting stats are fine, though the triple-slash could use some work.
Sep 18 - 11:35 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Anthony Recker
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Shane Robinson
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Jerry Sands
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Chris Johnson
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Josh Tomlin
6Cody Anderson
7T.J. House
8Dylan Baker
9Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Nick Hagadone
7Kyle Crockett
8Giovanni Soto
9Shawn Armstrong
10Kirby Yates