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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||620.00||5.00||.263||53.00||94.00||28.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||27||8||0|| .296|| .333|| .296|
|vs Vargas (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs LHP||60||16||0|| .302|| .367|| .267|
|12/25/2014||R.A. Dickey, SP TOR||Danny Santana, SS MIN|
|12/25/2014||Hunter Pence, RF SF|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
|Yasiel Puig, RF LAD|
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Danny Santana, SS MIN
|12/24/2014||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Mookie Betts, CF BOS|
Danny Santana, SS MIN
|Last 10 Games|
Danny Santana returns to Twins' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/27/15) A day after being recalled from Triple-A Rochester, shortstop Danny Santana is back in the Twins lineup, for the first time since June 7.
Santana gets his team-high 49th start at short. He'll bat ninth, behind pitcher Kyle Gibson, in Saturday's lineup at Milwaukee.
Twins recall Danny Santana from Triple-A Rochester
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/26/15) The Twins recalled shortstop Danny Santana from Triple-A Rochester on Friday after placing center fielder Byron Buxton on the 15-day disabled list due to a thumb injury.
Following his demotion to the minors in early June, Santana hit .308 (20 for 65) with three triples, six doubles, five RBI, nine runs, four walks, 13 strikeouts and two stolen bases in 15 games.
Twins option Danny Santana to Triple-A
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(6/7/15) The Twins optioned shortstop Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday's 2-0 win over the Brewers, per MLB.com.
"We've talked a lot of late about the bar he set and he's been really trying to get back to that situation offensively," Molitor said. "He's just a kid who has fun when he's playing well and it hasn't been very pleasurable for him as of late. You can see the struggles. So remove the burden of getting hits for a while, and obviously it's what you want to do, but it's a different spotlight."
Santana started 48 of his team's 56 games at shortstop but has been unable to duplicate last year's success at the plate, hitting .218/.235/.291 with 11 RBI and four stolen bases in 179 at-bats. The shortstop has also posted an ugly 49:2 K:BB ratio while failing to hit a home run.
The only other player to make at least one start at shortstop this season for the Twins has been Eduardo Escobar, who figures to see the bulk of the playing time at the position moving forward. The Twins recalled Kennys Vargas in a corresponding move.
Danny Santana back at SS for Twins on Saturday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(6/6/15) After sitting out his last two games, Twins shortstop Danny Santana returned to the starting lineup Saturday afternoon against the Brewers. He will bat ninth, per FOX Sports North.
Santana sat out Thursday against the Red Sox with knuckleballer Steven Wright on hill, and Friday against Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse. He is hitting just .139 in his last 22 games, with his batting average dipping from .280 to .221 over that span.
|2014 summary: A little more than a month into the season, Danny Santana saw his first major league action, taking over as the Twins' starting shortstop after Pedro Florimon was demoted. He would eventually see most of his playing time in center field, and Santana's bat, as well as his versatility, earned him a regular spot in the lineup. Though he had never hit .300 at any minor league stop, Santana ended his rookie season with a .319 batting average. The speedster also settled in as the Twins'leadoff hitter, producing 70 runs and 20 stolen bases. Even though his time in the minors and a midseason knee injury limited Santana to 110 games, he had the ninth-highest Rotisserie value and 15th-highest Fantasy points total among shortstops.|
Playing time status: New Twins manager Paul Molitor has said he wants Santana to be the team's shortstop, though he is likely to be a regular, regardless of where he plays.
2015 outlook: Santana was surprisingly good at all aspects of his offensive game, but it's not clear if his progress is sustainable. He wasn't an efficient base stealer in the minors, and didn't hit for much power or an exceptional average. Given that Santana didn't hit flies for great distance on average and struck out in nearly one-quarter of his at-bats, it's a dubious proposition that he will hit double-digit home runs or bat .300 this season. But at the weak shortstop position, a regressed version of Santana is still a sure-fire top 10 option worthy of targeting in the middle rounds.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/2/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Chris Young|
|7/3/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|7/4/15||@ KC||7:15 pm||Joe Blanton|
|7/5/15||@ KC||2:10 pm||Danny Duffy|
|7/6/15||BAL||8:10 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|7/7/15||BAL||8:10 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|7/8/15||BAL||1:10 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|