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Danny Santana | Outfielder | #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
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Danny Santana went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.
Santana got the start in center field and batted leadoff. It wasn't all good -- he was caught stealing in the ninth inning of a tie game, but was bailed out by his teammates -- but it's hard to complain too much after he missed the past two weeks with a strained right hamstring. With Byron Buxton at Triple-A, Santana should see more starts in center, and possibly more atop the lineup as well, in the weeks ahead. Apr 26 - 11:15 PM

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

Santana missed two weeks with a strained right hamstring. He will return Monday to a semi-regular role in the Minnesota outfield with Byron Buxton getting sent to Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding roster move. Santana has some fantasy appeal as a base-stealer, but we wouldn't expect much consistency in any statistical department from the 25-year-old.
Apr 25 - 3:25 PM

Danny Santana (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers on Wednesday.

Santana is eligible to return next Monday and could be ready by then. The 25-year-old went down with a strained right hamstring in the first week of the season.
Apr 18 - 7:58 PM

Danny Santana (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment by the middle of the week.

Santana was injured in the first week of the season but has made a quick recovery. He's eligible to be activated next Monday and could be ready at that time.
Apr 17 - 11:47 AM

The Twins think Danny Santana (hamstring) could need only a minimum stint on the disabled list.

Santana was placed on the DL Saturday with a strained right hamstring, but apparently the injury is minor. He could be back before the end of the month if all goes well.
Apr 10 - 2:00 PM

Twins placed OF Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Max Kepler will be called up from Triple-A Rochester in the corresponding roster move. Santana was running down a fly ball when he hurt his hamstring Saturday against Kansas City. Oswaldo Arcia should function as the Twins' fourth outfielder during his absence.
Apr 9 - 11:12 PM

Danny Santana left Saturday's game against the Royals with a right hamstring strain.

He pulled up while trying to make a play on Salvador Perez's double in the sixth inning. Byron Buxton replaced him in center field. Santana was hitless in three at-bats before exiting. Hopefully Santana can avoid a DL stint, though he didn't look good coming off the field.
Apr 9 - 10:00 PM

Danny Santana tripled and doubled as part of a 3-for-4 day as the Twins edged the Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday.

Santana's torrid finish to the spring continues. He was hitting .211/.200/.289 in 38 at-bats as of March 23. Seven days later, he's at .357/.367/.536. It might earn him a little additional playing time early on, but it still doesn't seem likely that the Twins' starting outfielders will sit with much frequency and the team no longer seems eager to play him in the infield.
Mar 30 - 4:39 PM

Danny Santana went 3-for-5 and drew a walk Monday versus the Pirates.

Yeah, a walk. Santana was hitting .211/.200/.289 when we checked in on him just five days ago. Now he's up to .327/.339/.462 in 52 at-bats. He was getting a bench spot regardless, but at least now he's earning one.
Mar 28 - 5:08 PM

Danny Santana singled, delivered a sac fly and stole his third base of the spring Wednesday against the Rays.

Santana, troubled by a wrist injury last week, is hitting .211/.200/.289 in 38 at-bats for the spring. He's out of options, so he's expected to have a spot on the Twins' bench. Still, it seems like he'll be the 25th man, not a key contributor.
Mar 23 - 4:49 PM

Danny Santana (wrist) will return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.

Santana missed four days because of inflammation in his left wrist, but he visited with the Twins' trainers and was cleared to return. He's competing for a bench job this spring.
Mar 18 - 11:11 AM

Danny Santana (wrist) took swings in a batting cage Wednesday.

The hope was that he'd be back to playing in Grapefruit League games by now, but the Twins are going to hold him out until the weekend as a precautionary measure. Santana, in the running for a spot on the Minnesota bench, has been bothered by a minor wrist injury for about a week. "Santana is still making progress," Twins GM Terry Ryan said Wednesday. "It looks like he can move forward. He's swinging the bat now. I don't know when he'll be in the lineup, but it's getting close." Byron Buxton has essentially locked up the starting center field gig.
Mar 16 - 9:56 PM

Danny Santana (wrist) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Wednesday.

Santana has been dealing with a minor wrist injury. He is in camp competing for a reserve role with the Twins, but is off to a tough 3-for-23 (.130) start at the plate with five strikeouts and zero walks.
Mar 12 - 11:24 AM

Danny Santana went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Twins' shortstop on Monday.

Santana is expected to see more time in the outfield than the infield this spring, but the Twins will want him to maintain his versatility with a utility role in the offing. He's out of options, so he's expected to have a spot on the bench. He's currently 1-for-14 this spring, though at least his one hit was a three-run homer.
Mar 7 - 4:22 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone