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Danny Santana | Shortstop | #39

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday that Danny Santana will move back to the outfield this season.
Santana made 65 starts at shortstop and just three starts in the outfield last season, but with Eduardo Escobar now entrenched at shortstop, Santana is headed back to the outfield. Unless Byron Buxton flops badly and/or Miguel Sano proves incapable of handling the outfield, Santana doesn't figure to see a ton of playing time in 2016. Jan 29 - 1:38 PM

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Twins recalled INF/OF Danny Santana from Triple-A Rochester.

Santana has struggled with a .218/.242/.298 batting line with the Twins this season. He'll serve in a utility role down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Twins optioned INF/OF Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester.

Santana wasn't much better in his return from Triple-A and owns a troublesome .218/.242/.298 slash line on the season. He'll benefit from playing everyday at the minor league level.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:19:00 PM

Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in Thursday's win over the Royals.

His fifth-inning triple was the only run of the game until Eduardo Escobar drove in a run in the ninth for some insurance. Coming into Thursday's action, Santana had just two hits in 17 at-bats since returning from the minors. This was his first multi-hit game since way back on May 6.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 11:37:00 PM

Twins recalled INF/OF Danny Santana from Triple-A Rochester.

Santana rebounded with a .308/.343/.492 batting line over 15 games at Rochester after being sent down. All of his appearances with the Twins this season have been at shortstop, but they could use him in center field now with Byron Buxton (thumb) out.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 10:24:00 AM

Twins optioned INF Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester.

Santana entered the 2015 season as the Twins starting shortstop and a very popular commodity in fantasy drafts due to his impressive 2014 campaign, but he was unable to get anything going offensively this season. The 24-year-old was hitting .217/.235/.291 with no homers, 11 RBI, and a ridiculous 48/2 K/BB ratio in 175 at-bats. He'll look to right the ship in the minor leagues while Eduardo Escobar functions as the Twins regular shortstop.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 05:37:00 PM

Danny Santana is getting another day off Monday.

Santana, batting just .233/.253/.320, didn't play Sunday either. His high-level rookie production always seemed like a mirage, and he's nothing more than a poor speed option at this point. Eduardo Escobar is starting at shortstop Monday afternoon against the Red Sox.
Mon, May 25, 2015 11:13:00 AM

Danny Santana is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest. Eduardo Escobar is at shortstop in Santana's place.
Sun, May 24, 2015 11:24:00 AM

Danny Santana will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Pirates.

It will be his first start out of the leadoff spot since April 29. Santana has hit safely in five straight games, but he still owns a .254/.270/.343 batting line on the year to go along with a 37/2 K/BB ratio. Batting leadoff certainly enhances his fantasy appeal, but it's not the best baseball move.
Tue, May 19, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Danny Santana went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple in Friday's win over the Rays.

Santana's seventh-inning triple off of Rays starter Jake Odorizzi tied the game at 2-2. The shortstop would subsequently score on a Brian Dozier sacrifice fly to help seal the 3-2 win for the now 20-16 Twins. The triple was Santana's third of the season. He had seven three-baggers in 2014, a number that he's well on his way to surpassing. The rest of his numbers are a little less impressive, though, as he's hitting just .252/.269/.346 with no home runs, eight RBI and 17 runs scored, plus three steals.
Fri, May 15, 2015 11:44:00 PM

Danny Santana had three hits and three runs scored from the ninth spot in the order Wednesday against the A's.

That's what the Twins were hoping for from Santana in the leadoff spot again this year. When it didn't materialize, they finally moved him down to ninth. It's where he belongs, but he wouldn't seem to be worth playing in mixed leagues again unless he goes back to the top of the lineup.
Wed, May 6, 2015 11:32:00 PM

Danny Santana went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Santana was hitting .195 on April 18, but he's now batting .261 after Tuesday's three-hit effort. The multi-hit game was his third in the previous five games. Santana has still been a disappointment thus far -- he has just five runs scored and one stolen base on the year -- but perhaps things will pick up now that he's broken out of his slump.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Danny Santana is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday.

Santana entered the year as a fantasy sleeper but instead has scuffled out of the gate. His average is barely above the Mendoza line and he's only swiped one bag after stealing 20 last season. With Santana sitting out, Eduardo Escobar will draw the start at shortstop. Joe Mauer is the only lefty in the lineup tonight against Mariners southpaw James Paxton.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Danny Santana is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Eduardo Escobar is at shortstop Sunday in Santana's place, while Brian Dozier has moved up to the leadoff spot.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

After starting the season 0-for-12, Santana now has four hits in his last eight at-bats. His third inning RBI double off of Sox starter Chris Sale would be the only run the team managed off the lefty ace. Santana hit .319/.353/.472 in 2014. The average was buoyed by a .405 BABIP, but even if he's unable to maintain the lofty slash-line, he remains a solid fantasy option.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 05:23:00 PM