|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||72||27||1|| .408|| .569|| .375|
|vs Price (Career)||8||2||0|| .625||.250||.250|
|vs LHP||119||36||2|| .341|| .454|| .303|
|12/25/2014||R.A. Dickey, SP TOR||Danny Santana, CF 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, CF MIN
|12/24/2014||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Mookie Betts, CF BOS|
Danny Santana, CF MIN
|Last 10 Games|
Santana, Escobar to compete to be Twins' starting shortstop
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3:56 pm ET) While Danny Santana is considered the front-runner to be the Twins' starting shortstop, first-year manager Paul Molitor said nothing has been decided yet. Santana will compete with Eduardo Escobar for the starting job this spring.
"It's probably been one of the more awkward things for me this winter in dealing with that situation," Molitor said, per MLB.com. "Obviously, I have to go in there open-minded about how it will play out. I can't say Santana will be the shortstop because things can change. Escobar deserves an opportunity to play and whether it's spotting around the organization or he has to go back to shortstop, I can't tell you it all will work out."
Escobar started a team-high 86 games at shortstop in 2014 for Minnesota. He made it clear he wants to play every day, but is willing to play where Molitor needs him.
"This season is important for me," Escobar said. "I'm coming in ready to play. I don't know if I'm going to be the starting shortstop or not, but I've been working hard to be ready for spring training. If Molitor wants me to play shortstop, or wherever, I'm ready for it."
Santana said he is excited he is moving back to shortstop after making a team-high 62 starts in center field last year. He's been fielding 200 grounders per day in the Dominican Republic to get ready for the season.
"I'm very happy about playing shortstop. I was waiting for that moment," Santana said. "Shortstop is my natural position. I just need to keep working and I can do the same thing as last year."
Danny Santana ready to roll for Thursday opener
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/11/14) Twins center fielder Danny Santana has returned to the lineup for the first game of a Thursday doubleheader in Cleveland. He has been sidelined since Sunday with a back ailment.
Santana returns on a roll. He had 13 hits in 33 at-bats with five multi-hit performances in seven games before going down.
Glen Perkins, Danny Santana expected to be ready Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/9/14) Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday that closer Glen Perkins and outfielder Danny Santana are expected to be ready to play Wednesday, the Star Tribune reports.
Santana has been sidelined since Saturday with a back injury. Perkins hasn't pitched since Thursday with a neck issue.
Danny Santana remains out Tuesday
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(9/9/14) Twins outfielder Danny Santana is still sidelined by a back injury Tuesday against the Indians, the second game in a row he has missed.
Santana has not played since suffering the injury Saturday, and remains day to day at this point.
Danny Santana not back in lineup yet
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/7/14) Danny Santana was not in the Twins' starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels. He exited Saturday's game early with a back strain.
Aaron Hicks will patrol center field in Santana's absence on Sunday.
|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.
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