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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
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Danny Santana was hitless over four at-bats in Monday's loss in Arizona.
Santana continues to struggle at the plate, posting just two hits over the past 19 at-bats dating back to July 2. He spent time on the 10-day disabled list due to a bacterial infection earlier in the month, and he might be still building up his strength. However, he wasn't hitting all that well before the illness. Jul 25 - 1:27 AM

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Braves activated INF Danny Santana from the 10-day disabled list.

Santana landed on the disabled list earlier this month due to a bacterial infection. He returns to a .223/.275/.393 batting line over 55 games.
Jul 17 - 3:29 PM

Braves placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 10-day disabled list with a bacterial infection.

He should be back shortly after the All-Star break. Jace Peterson has replaced Jace Peterson on the roster.
Jul 7 - 4:20 PM

Danny Santana went 2-for-4, scored twice and drove in a run against the Athletics on Saturday.

He doubled home the game's first run in the second inning. He scored two runs later in the game, being doubled in by Dansby Swanson both times. Santana was traded from the Twins to the Braves in early May. He has a .226 batting average with three home runs and 16 RBI in 112 total plate appearances.
Jul 1 - 8:42 PM

Danny Santana blasted a three-run homer as the Braves clobbered the Giants on Monday.

Santana's bomb capped off a seven-run eighth inning that turned what had been an epic pitcher's duel into a rout in favor of the Braves. Santana made the most of his lone at bat on Monday and is now hitting .233/.274/.433 with three homers and 14 RBI on the year.
Jun 19 - 11:29 PM

Danny Santana went 1-for-4 with a triple, RBI and a strikeout in Saturday's game in San Francisco.

The triple was nice, and the veteran has hit safely in three of the past four games, but he is still hitting a paltry .115 with just three hits across 26 at-bats (.115) since being acquired from the Twins.
May 28 - 3:14 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Matt Wisler