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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 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

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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

Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

He hit a two-run dinger off starter Lisalverto Bonilla in the third inning, then ripped an RBI double in the fifth. As usual for the veteran, Santana sports a low batting average but is solid in all the other measurements. He is slashing .230/.332/.410 with five homers, 25 runs scored and 26 RBI. The first baseman has started five games in the outfield to gain new positional eligibility in some fantasy leagues.
May 25 - 1:08 AM

Carlos Santana will make another start in right field Tuesday against the Reds.

Santana had quite the scare in right field on Monday, but fortunately he's fine. He'll move back to first base on Wednesday when the series shifts to Cleveland.
May 23 - 2:49 PM

Carlos Santana will start in right field Monday against the Reds in Cincinnati.

Santana will be pushed to right field with the designated hitter unavailable under National League rules. This will be Santana's fourth start in right field this season. Edwin Encarnacion is starting at first base and Bradley Zimmer is on the bench.
May 22 - 2:26 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Sunday, leading the Indians to a 1-0 victory over the Royals.

Santana's run-scoring single off of Danny Duffy in the fifth inning provided the only offense in the ballgame. With the three-hit attack, Santana is now hitting .234/.326/.379 with three homers, 18 RBI and two stolen bases on the season.
May 7 - 5:32 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 and gave the Indians a ninth-inning lead with a solo homer off Royals' closer Kelvin Herrera on Saturday.

The score was tied 1-1 with two outs in the top of the ninth inning when Santana went deep to provide the winning run. Francisco Lindor followed with another solo shot for insurance. Santana's .217/.314/.358 slash line is weak but his counting stats look better. He has three home runs, 16 runs scored and 17 RBI. He better pick up the pace if he hopes to get anywhere near the 34 home runs he hit last year.
May 6 - 7:15 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI against the Twins on Thursday.

Santana is hitting a modest .254/.315/.433, but he already has 13 RBI, which is pretty stunning given that all 15 of his starts have come from the leadoff spot.
Apr 20 - 5:47 PM

Carlos Santana went 3-for-6 with a double, a home run and four RBI in Saturday's lopsided win over the Tigers.

Santana had just three hits in his previous seven games before Saturday's outburst. The homer, a two-run blast in the second inning, was his second of the year. He's now got 10 RBI from the Indians' leadoff spot. The 31-year-old will need a few more games like that to get his line up to a respectable number, as he's still hitting a pedestrian .224/.296/.429 through 11 games.
Apr 16 - 12:01 AM

Carlos Santana is staring in right field for Friday's series-opener against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Without the benefit of a designated hitter, Santana was eager to volunteer to play in the outfield and will get his first crack on Friday. He's off to a very nice start at the dish in 2017, slashing .417/.533/.833 with a homer and four RBI in his first three games.
Apr 7 - 6:49 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Indians will look to extend Carlos Santana's contract before he hits free agency.

Santana is in the final year of a six-year, $31.8 million deal. The 32-year-old set career-highs with 34 homers and 87 RBI last season. Heyman believes Santana's next contract will be similar to ones signed by Kendrys Morales (three years, $33 million) and Mark Trumbo (three years, $37.5 million) this past offseason. For now, it's unclear if Santana would take a hometown discount to return to the only team he's ever played for.
Apr 6 - 6:16 PM

Carlos Santana delivered a first-inning solo home run in Tuesday's game at Texas and he finished 2-for-4 with a walk and a pair of RBI.

Santana is off to a good start in the leadoff spot for manager Terry Francona, posting a pair of multi-hit games to kick off the season while driving in three runs. Fantasy owners might not be thrilled to see him at the top of the lineup, but so far he has been very productive and he is getting plenty of chances to drive in runs.
Apr 4 - 11:56 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Carlos Santana is likely to bat leadoff to begin the season.

Santana made 85 starts out of the leadoff spot last season and 59 out of the fifth spot. He's probably the best option to leadoff at this time, but things could change once the Indians have all of their regulars back in the lineup.
Mar 29 - 1:55 PM

Carlos Santana went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the White Sox.

Santana made Zack Burdi pay with one on and one out in the fifth inning, taking the pitcher deep for his first tater of the spring. This past campaign was perhaps Santana's best in the majors on the whole, as the veteran slugger slashed .259/.366/.498 with 34 home runs and 87 RBI across 582 at-bats. Both the home run and RBI marks were the best of his career. Santana has hit double-digit home runs in each of his six full seasons in the bigs.
Mar 25 - 7:05 PM

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2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
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S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Cody Anderson
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R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Danny Salazar
9Shawn Armstrong