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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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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. Sep 6 - 11:46 AM

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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.
Aug 31 - 5:34 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.
Aug 29 - 7:17 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.
Aug 28 - 4:50 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.
Aug 28 - 2:06 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.
Aug 25 - 4:41 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.
Jun 16 - 11:35 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.
Jun 12 - 11:37 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.
Jun 7 - 7:44 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.
May 30 - 7:03 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.
May 30 - 6:26 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.
May 20 - 1:00 AM

Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Santana's run-scoring single in the ninth inning stretched the Twins' lead, his fifth RBI of the season. He also doubled in the contest. The outfielder is finding his way into the lineup with some frequency, posting a .260/.280/.356 with seven steals in 20 games.
May 14 - 8:04 PM

Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Leading off the game, Santana took Astros starter Collin McHugh deep to get the Twins on the board. It also got him on the board, as the homer was his first in 12 games this season. It was also his first since his breakout 2014 season. A hamstring injury sidelined him early, but the 25-year-old is batting .283/.298/.391 with the homer and four steals and may once again be a cheap source of speed if he continues to find his way into the lineup regularly.
May 4 - 12:39 AM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3James Beresford
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Eddie Rosario
2Byron Buxton
3Logan Schafer
4Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Tyler Duffey
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Tommy Milone
8JT Chargois
9Glen Perkins
10Ryan O'Rourke
11Pat Light
12Alex Wimmers
13Pat Dean
14Andrew Albers