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Omir Santos | Catcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (35) / 4/29/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians signed C Omir Santos to a minor league contract.
The 34-year-old backstop didn't play in 2015 and is a career .248/.280/.363 hitter in 349 plate appearances at the major league level. He's nothing more than organizational depth for the Tribe. Mar 12 - 8:09 AM

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Nationals signed C Omir Santos to a minor league contract.

The deal does not come with an invitation to spring training, so Santos won't be in the running for an Opening Day roster spot. The 33-year-old catcher is a .248/.280/.363 hitter in 349 career plate appearances at the major league level. He's nothing more than depth.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Pirates signed C Omir Santos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Santos spent nearly all of last season at Triple-A with the Indians, batting just .248/.285/.354 over 61 games. He'll give the Pirates some minor league depth.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Indians sent C Omir Santos outright to Triple-A Columbus.

The Indians needed to clear room on the 40-man roster in order to activate Blake Wood from the 60-day DL. Santos has been up for one game with the Tribe this season.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Indians optioned C Omir Santos to Triple-A Columbus.

Carlos Santana is back in the lineup Monday following his thumb contusion, so Santos isn't needed on the roster. Yan Gomes will serve as Santana's backup until Lou Marson (neck) is ready to return from the disabled list.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 03:26:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of C Omir Santos from Triple-A Columbus.

Santos will serve as a backup to catcher Carlos Santana until Lou Marson has recovered from his neck strain.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 03:42:00 PM

Indians signed C Omir Santos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Santos, who turns 32 in April, appeared in three games with the Tigers last season and batted .310/.318/.429 in 61 games at the Triple-A level between Detroit and Colorado. He'll likely serve as catching depth in the minors.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:39:00 AM

Rockies signed C Omir Santos to a minor league contract.

Santos was designated for assignment by the Tigers last week and declared free agency after clearing waivers. The 31-year-old will serve as catching depth with Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 09:26:00 AM

C Omir Santos refused Tigers' assignment to Triple-A Toledo, declared free agency.

Santos has spent the last two seasons going back and forth between Triple-A and the majors with the Tigers, and evidently he's ready to look for a new home. He's not going to see much playing time wherever he ends up.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 02:55:00 PM

Tigers sent C Omir Santos outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Santos was designated for assignment Wednesday but predictably cleared waivers. He'll represent depth at Triple-A.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 02:10:00 PM

Tigers designated C Omir Santos for assignment.

The move clears a spot for catcher Bryan Holaday on the active roster. Santos was called up from the minors at the end of May and went 1-for-8 during his brief stay with the big club. There's a decent chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 02:33:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of C Omir Santos from Triple-A Toledo.

Santos takes the spot of Ryan Raburn on the active roster and will serve as a third catcher behind Alex Avila and Gerald Laird. The 31-year-old owns a .656 OPS in the majors and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Wed, May 30, 2012 10:23:00 AM

Tigers re-signed C Omir Santos to a minor league contract.

Detroit booted him off the 40-man roster in late October, sending him into free agency. The 30-year-old from Puerto Rico will serve as organizational depth for the Tigers once again.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 03:35:00 PM

Tigers sent C Omir Santos outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Doing so clears him from the 40-man roster. Santos will become a free agent. The 30-year-old from Puerto Rico will shop his services as an emergency catcher and organizational depth around the league. He could return to Detroit on a minor-league deal.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 01:38:00 PM

Tigers recalled C Omir Santos from Triple-A Toledo.

Santos will function as the Tigers' emergency backup catcher down the stretch. The 30-year-old from Puerto Rico has managed one hit in eight big league at-bats this year.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 09:16:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Tom Gorzelanny