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41 Carlos Santana 1B
Height/Weight: 5-11/210 | Birthdate: 4/8/1986 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Cleveland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $750,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/91 | Average Draft Position: 66.49
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Indians' Kipnis, Chisenhall, Santana have good history vs. Guthrie


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, first baseman Carlos Santana and third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall all have a pretty good track record against Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, who is on the hill Tuesday for Kansas City.

Kipins is batting .550 (11 for 20) with two home runs, three doubles and nine RBI in his career against Guthrie. While Santana is batting .476 (10 for 21) with two home runs, three doubles and four RBI, and Chisenhall is batting .533 (8 for 15) with one double, one home run and five RBI against the veteran right-hander.


Carlos Santana drives in two in Indians' Friday win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana drove in two runs in Friday's win over Detroit. Santana went 1 for 3 with a double and two walks. He scored three times and increased his average to .222 with 10 RBI. 

Indians 1B Santana slugs second homer in three games


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) The Indians have yet to hit a home run this season with a man on base, but at least first baseman Carlos Santana is contributing solo shots lately.

Santana slugged his second homer in three games to help his team defeat the White Sox. He ripped one off Hector Noesi in the second inning and added a walk and leads the team with three blasts.

The switch-hitter has been the Indians' steadiest regular this season, which isn't saying much. He has hit safely in all but four games and boasts a slash line of .229/.339/.438.


Indians' Carlos Santana slugs second home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-2 loss to the Twins Sunday.

Santana's home run came in the top of the ninth inning, so it had no impact on the outcome of the game. It was his first extra-base hit in more than a week.

"They changed their approach," said Santana to Cleveland.com. "But we face them a lot this year so I'll have to change my approach to them. This is what happens in this league."

Santana has hit .244/.354/.415 with two home runs and seven RBI in 41 at-bats in 11 games.


Indians' Brett Hayes to join roster Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Indians catcher Brett Hayes will join the major-league roster Tuesday to serve as the team's backup catcher while Yan Gomes recovers from a knee sprain, MLB.com reports.

Hayes hit just .135/.151/.212 in 52 at-bats with the Royals last season. First baseman Carlos Santana will be the team's emergency catcher Sunday if Roberto Perez can't go the full game.


Michael Brantley (back) returns to Indians' lineup, batting third


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley returned to the starting lineup and is batting third, behind Jason Kipnis and ahead of Carlos Santana on Friday against the Tigers, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Brantley was sidelined the previous two games with lower back stiffness. He has been held without a hit in four at-bats this season.

Manager Terry Francona told reporters he may sprinkle in some off days for Brantley in the near future after the outfielder acknowledged he's still experiencing some lower back discomfort, per MLB.com.

"We'll keep an eye on him," Francona said. "If he needs a day off or something, we can certainly do that. But we don't ever want to turn something that could be a day or two into two weeks. But it's nice having him in the lineup, that's for sure."


Indians' Carlos Santana hits another home run on his birthday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana connected for his first home run Wednesday against the Astros. While hitting a home run isn't big news for Santana, who has 99 career home runs, hitting one Wednesday was significant because it was his birthday.

"This is not new for me," Santana said, per MLB.com. "Every year I try to get a home run for my birthday."

Santana has a knack for stepping up offensively on his birthday. Dating back to 2009 when he was with Double-A Akron, Santana has hit .444 (12 for 27) with six home runs and 14 RBI on his birthday, per MLB.com. 

"This is a special day for me," Santana said.


Indians 1B Carlos Santana slugs first home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 2-0 win over the Astros Wednesday.

Santana broke a scoreless tie with his fourth-inning homer, and it was all the offense the Indians would end up needing on the back of starter Carlos Carrasco. Santana is 2 for 7 in his first two games after hitting .231/.365/.427 with 27 home runs in 541 at-bats last season.


Indians' Carlos Santana looking for more consistency


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is hoping playing one position will help with his consistency this season, according to MLB.com.

"This year, I feel so great, because I only play one position, first base," Santana said. "We'll see what happens this year. I'm working hard every day and I'll try to do my best for the team." Santana got off to a poor start to open the year, hitting .207 in the first half. 

Manager Terry Francona said he believes Santana got frustrated by the positional change last year. "He started out miserable hitting and then moving positions, I think he got frustrated," Francona said. "And, I think when you're hitting .150, you get frustrated quicker."

Santana believes he'll be able to carry over his strong second half into this season. "By the second half, I was up and I finished strong," he said. "It's very important for me to try to do the same thing all year."

Santana hit .231/.365/.427 over 541 at-bats last year. 


Report: Teams have inquired about Indians' Carlos Santana


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Teams have contacted the Indians about slugger Carlos Santana, according to FOX Sports reporter Jon Morosi. However, no deal is close.

The 28-year-old Santana is owed $14.25 million over the next two seasons. He has a $12 million team option for 2017, which includes a $1.2 million buyout. 

Santana hit just .231 in 152 games in 2014, but he tied a career-best with 27 home runs and had a career-high 113 walks. He also had 25 doubles and a career-best 85 RBI.


Carlos Santana blasts off again in Thursday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) The power surge continued Thursday for Indians first baseman Carlos Santana.

Santana cranked out a 442-foot blast into the second deck in the first inning of the rout of Minnesota. He has four home runs in his last nine games and has improved his stat line to .233/.368/.443. He has 26 homers on the season - one short of his career-high.


Carlos Santana hits another home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Indians infielder Carlos Santana hit his 24th home run Wednesday against the Tigers.

Santana struck almost immediately. With a man on in the first inning, Santana took an 85 mph changeup from Justin Verlander out to right for the two-run shot. With the hit, Santana has homered in two consecutives games. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Carlos Santana goes deep Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Indians infielder Carlos Santana went deep Tuesday against the Tigers.

Santana wasted no time, getting down to business in his first at-bat. With a man on, Santana took an 89 mph fastball out to right field for a two-run shot. Santana would also walk twice during the contest. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Carlos Santana ends home run drought at 16 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana homered and drove in three runs during a 6-0 win Saturday against the Orioles. He finished 2 for 3 with one walk.

Santana gave Cleveland an early 3-0 lead with a three-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez in the bottom of the first inning. It was his 21st home run, but his first homer in 17 games.


Carlos Santana leaves the yard twice in win over Royals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana reached base four times and became the first player to homer five times in a series this season, leading his team to a 10-3 win over the Royals in Kansas City.

Santana launched a pair of two-run home runs -- one in the fifth and then again in the ninth. He added a single and finished 3 for 3 with two runs scored and four RBI. He owns a .232/.371/.456 slash line with 20 homers and 50 RBI in 340 at-bats. He also leads the American League with 72 walks.

Carlos Santana homers again Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 2 for 4 with a walk, a double and a solo home run in his team's 7-5 loss to the Royals Saturday.

Santana has now collected three home runs in his last two games, and he's also 11 for 20 with four home runs and six RBI in his last five games. The hot streak gives him a .226/.363/.433 line with 18 home runs and 46 RBI in 337 at-bats.


Carlos Santana belts two home runs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Indians third baseman Carlos Santana hit two home runs Friday against the Royals. 

Santana struck twice against Yordano Ventura. In the fourth inning, Santana crushed a 97 mph fastball out to right center for a solo shot. He did one better in his next at-bat, belting a 100 mph fastball out to right for a two-run shot. He finished 2 for 3, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


Carlos Santana homers in four-hit night Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 4 for 5 with two doubles, one home run and two RBI in his team's 8-2 win over the Twins Tuesday.

Santana smacked a solo home run in the fifth inning and drove in the final run of the game with a ninth-inning double. He was just 3 for 18 since the All-Star break before exploding Tuesday. Santana has hit .214/.353/.401 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 322 at-bats.


Carlos Santana hits homer No. 14


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Indians catcher Carlos Santana had just one hit Thursday, but he made it count in a 9-3 win over the Yankees.

Santana went 1 for 5 with a two-run home run in the win, while striking out twice. It was his second home run of the month of July and 14th of the season.

Santana is hitting .208/.349/.391 in 81 games. 


Carlos Santana not slowing down after rough start to season


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana's renaissance continued Tuesday, as he reached base six times in an extra-innings loss to the Diamondbacks.

Santana played a huge part despite the 9-8 loss in 14 innings, going 4 for 5. He did hit a go-ahead homer in the 11th inning, but the Diamondbacks tied the game in the bottom of the inning. Santana scored twice and walked twice, while driving in two runs.

Santana got off to a slow start, and only got his average above .200 last weekend. He is now hitting .214/.366/.408 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI in 237 at-bats overall.


Carlos Santana on a roll


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/24/2014) Indians infielder Carlos Santana has been highly productive since returning from the disabled list June 6, a 16-game stretch in which he's played first base 14 times. Santana began the season as a third baseman and backup catcher.

Over the recent span, Santana is 19 for 57 (.333) with five homers and 12 RBI.


Carlos Santana becomes Indians' primary first baseman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Indians manager Terry Francona said the emergence of Lonnie Chisenhall has been one of the primary reasons he's moved Carlos Santana to first base, per MLB.com.

"To be honest with you, we're trying to put the best team out there that we can," Francona said prior to Sunday's game. "Lonnie [Chisenhall], I don't think there's anybody that would argue, deserves to be playing third base. So, we don't do the positions necessarily by what guys want to do. Lonnie has done a heck of a job.

"Carlos worked really hard [at third base], but what's kind of cool is that I think all the work he put in at third, I think it's made him a better first baseman. He's more active. He's more agile. Again, we'll see where it goes."


Carlos Santana riding hot streak after slow start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Indians infielder Carlos Santana has been among the best hitters in the league for nearly a month, dating back to May 22.

MLB.com noted Saturday Santana is second in baseball in OPS since that point, with a 1.137 mark in an 18-game stretch. He has five home runs, 15 RBI and 16 walks in that stretch, while hitting .333.

Santana got off to a slow start to the season, and is still hitting just .196 in 224 at-bats. In spite of that, he has a .725 OPS, thanks to 10 home runs and 53 walks.  


Breathe easy, Carlos Santana owners


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/17/2014) Finally, Carlos Santana owners, you're getting semblance of what you drafted.

With a .333 (17 for 51) batting average and four home runs in his last 15 games, the early-round mainstay, as I pointed out in the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, has now outscored Yadier Molina in Head-to-Head points leagues.

Yes, that Yadier Molina, and yes, for the entire season.

Seeing as Santana is still batting just .191 on the season, you're hopefully beginning to grasp just what kind of potential he has at a historically low-scoring position. With continued correction in batting average, even if just to .230, you're looking at a stud.

Santana isn't quite as valuable in Rotisserie leagues, where his walks don't count for anything in and of themselves, but of course, he's no slouch as a power hitter and should ultimately rank among the top catchers in runs scored and RBI.


Carlos Santana slugs ninth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Indians designated hitter Carlos Santana went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Angels Monday.

Chisenhall's fourth-inning home run broke a 3-3 tie and proved to be the final run of the game. He's managed an extra-base hit in each of his last four games, going 6 for 15 with two home runs and two doubles during that stretch. Santana has hit .191/.346/.358 with nine home runs and 26 RBI in 215 at-bats.