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Danny Santana | Outfielder | #23

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Braves acquired INF/OF Danny Santana from the Twins in exchange for LHP Kevin Chapman and cash considerations.
Santana has hit a hideous .225/.258/.310 over the last three seasons but does offer some versatility. He'll operate in a utility role for the Braves. May 8 - 7:29 PM

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Twins designated INF/OF Danny Santana for assignment.

Santana had surprising success as a rookie in 2014, but he's been one of the worst hitters in baseball since then, batting .225/.258/.310. He has a decent chance of clearing waivers.
May 5 - 4:53 PM

Twins activated INF/OF Danny Santana from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move that restores his spot on the 40-man roster. Santana's season ended early with a sprained shoulder but he'll be ready for spring training.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 09:03:00 AM

Twins transferred INF Danny Santana from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for James Beresford on the 40-man roster. Santana was recently ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a Grade 2 sprain of his left shoulder.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Danny Santana (shoulder) will miss the rest of the 2016 season.

Santana has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 left shoulder sprain following a Sunday collision with teammate Robbie Grossman. The bum wing won't require surgery, so the 25-year-old outfielder should be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training next February.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Danny Santana will not require surgery on his left shoulder.

Santana suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder in a collision with teammate Robbie Grossman on Sunday. An exam on Monday confirmed the initial diagnosis. While surgery won't be needed, the clock is obviously ticking for him to make it back this year.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Twins placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.

Santana sustained the injury during a collision with teammate Robbie Grossman on Sunday. Logan Schafer was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to provide outfield depth for the Twins.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 04:50:00 PM

Danny Santana exited Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.

Santana suffered the injury during a collision in the outfield with Robbie Grossman. The Twins should have more on his status after the game, but it's an injury that could sideline him for a while.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 02:06:00 PM

Danny Santana went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is 1-for-18 over the Twins' last five games.

Yes, the Twins' last five games. He's started them all, for some bizarre reason. Santana is hitting .240 with 14 extra-base hits and 12 walks in 229 at-bats, yet he's an everyday player at the moment, mostly starting in the outfield corners. Before he played center today, each of his previous 12 starts had been in left or right.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 04:41:00 PM

Twins activated OF Danny Santana from the 15-day disabled list.

Santana missed a little over two weeks with a strained hamstring. He went 4-for-11 during his three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. Oswaldo Arcia was designated for assignment in the corresponding move.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Danny Santana (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment Monday.

Santana is in the midst of his second disabled list stint due to a strained left hamstring, but obviously he's feeling much better. He should be activated later this week if all goes well.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Danny Santana (hamstring) ran at about 70 percent effort Tuesday.

A nice first step for Santana, who has been on the disabled list since May 30 because of a left hamstring strain. He should be ready at some point in mid-June.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Twins placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Santana injured his left hamstring during Monday's game and will require an extended absence. The Twins will call up Byron Buxton to take his place on the active roster.
Mon, May 30, 2016 07:03:00 PM

Danny Santana exited Monday's game against the Athletics in the seventh inning with a left hamstring strain.

Santana, who missed time with a right hamstring strain earlier this season, hurt his left hamstring while running to second base on a sacrifice bunt. It will be interesting to see if the Twins call up Byron Buxton if the injury requires a trip to the disabled list. Stay tuned.
Mon, May 30, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Santana twice took advantage of the Marco Estrada-Russell Martin battery for his eighth and ninth steals of the season. He's the owner of a pedestrian .253/.266/.330 line, but Santana's speed could be an asset at the top of a Twins lineup that had scored the fifth-fewest runs per game heading into Thursday's contest. Santana batted ninth on Thursday.
Fri, May 20, 2016 01:00:00 AM

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C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Matt Wisler