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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%: 97/87 | Average Draft Position: 66.61
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Indians 1B Carlos Santana hits big HR in tight victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana cracked a first-inning home run to propel Cleveland to a 3-1 victory on Thursday, his 12th homer of the season. 

Santana connected off A's starter Chris Bassitt to dead center, driving in Michael Brantley to give the Indians a 3-0 lead. 

Santana has now hit safely in eight of his last 10 games to raise his average to .227. 


Indians' Carlos Santana gets break from field, Jesus Aguilar to first


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana will start at designated hitter on Sunday, getting a break from the field. 

It's Santana's second start at DH in three games and third this season. Jesus Aguilar replaces Santana at first, starting there for the second time this season. 


Indians' Carlos Santana has big night at the plate on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana filled up the box score in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Reds. Santana went 2 for 3 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI, a run scored and stolen base in the victory.

Santana drove in the only run that didn't score on a home run for the Indians with an RBI double in the third inning. He now has 16 doubles and 40 RBI on the season. The stolen base was his sixth in seven attempts. 


Surging Indians 1B Carlos Santana goes yard Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2015) It took Indians first baseman Carlos Santana a half-season to heat up, as it has in recent years, but he is finally showing signs of life.

Santana slammed a double and two-run homer Saturday against Oakland. The blast was his 10th of 2015.

He has four two-hit games in the last five, but the homer was his first since June 26. His .223 average is at its highest point in nearly a month.


Indians bench 1B Carlos Santana in Pittsburgh


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Monumental struggles at the plate and a battle in a National League park have Indians first baseman Carlos Santana out of the lineup Friday night in Pittsburgh. Brandon Moss will play the position instead.

Santana continues to confound with his keen eye and inability to make consistent solid contact. He ranks second in the American League with 54 walks, yet is batting just .211 with 55 strikeouts in 256 at-bats.


Francona sends plea for Indians 1B Carlos Santana to find stroke


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Struggling Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is the subject of a plea from Terry Francona, who was hoping for far more production.

Santana has endured a long first-half slump for the second straight season. He was hitless in the Sunday doubleheader in weakening his average to .211. It has not been lower all season.

"It's kind of confounding," Francona told MLB.com. "He's a better hitter than what he's shown. We all know that. I don't think I'm overstating it. We desperately need him. He's kind of that connector because he's a switch-hitter and he can be right in the middle and, with his on-base skills, there's just so much he can do when he's going more towards himself than what's been happening."

Santana was at least leading the American League in walks, which has resulted in a .372 on-base percentage. But even those have dried up - he has just two in the last 10 games.


Carlos Santana hits game-tying homer for Indians


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning of Friday's loss to Baltimore. 

Santana went 1 for 4, hitting his ninth home run of the year and driving in his 36th run. 

Santana has three RBI in the last two games after snapping a seven-game RBI drought. 


Indians 1B Carlos Santana knocks in two runs in win vs. Tigers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana drove in two runs on a double in the third inning during an 8-2 win Wednesday against the Tigers. He also had one run, one walk and one strikeout.

Santana hasn't had a great run offensively in June. He is batting just .197 (15 for 76) with two home runs, six doubles, eight RBI, five runs, 12 walks and 17 strikeouts in 21 June games.


Indians' Carlos Santana has four RBI in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Indians catcher/first baseman Carlos Santana drove in four runs in Tuesday's win over the Cubs. 

Santana went 2 for 3 with a three-run home run, his second homer in three games. The third-inning blast put the Indians on top to stay.  

Santana now has eight home runs and 33 RBI on the season. He recorded his first four-RBI game since July 27 of last year. 


Indians 1B Carlos Santana moved from second to fourth in order


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) The Carlos Santana experiment appears to be over. His stint as the second hitter in the lineup, which began on May 21, was not a success. He is batting cleanup Monday against the Cubs in the Windy City.

All was well when he lifted his batting average from .213 to .236 in early June, but he has fallen into a deep slump with just four hits in his last 33 at-bats.

The Indians liked him in the second hole because of his propensity to at least reach base via the walk, but his on-base percentage has fallen 24 points in the last eight games.


Indians 1B Carlos Santana knocks seventh home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) First baseman Carlos Santana got the scoring started for the Indians when he crushed a solo home run off Justin Verlander in the fourth inning on Saturday. Santana's seventh home run of the season brough the Indians to within a run, as they went on to win 5-4 over the Tigers.

The home run was Santana's only hit of the game, though he did draw a walk. He has struggled at the plate this month, batting .200 through 11 games in June.


Indians 1B Carlos Santana records game-winning RBI double


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) First baseman Carlos Santana came through with the biggest hit of the afternoon, as the Indians downed the Orioles 2-1 on Saturday. With the scored tied at one, Santana laced a run-scoring double in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead. 

It was Santana's only hit of the season, but it was just what the Indians needed to secure the victory. Santana has now hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games, batting .302 with two home runs over that stretch.


Indians designate Jerry Sands for assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) The Indians designated outfielder Jerry Sands for assignment on Sunday.

The move opens a roster spot for Carlos Santana, who was activated from the paternity list in a corresponding move. Sands made just one appearance during his current stint with the Indians, going 1 for 1 with a walk and a two-run home run on Saturday.


Indians reinstate Carlos Santana from paternity list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) The Indians reinstated first baseman Carlos Santana from the paternity list on Sunday as expected, and he's batting second in his team's matchup with the Mariners.

Santana was placed on the paternity list on Thursday, hitting home runs in two of his last three games before being deactivated. He has hit .221/.374/.383 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 149 at-bats.


Indians 1B Carlos Santana (paternity) returning to team on Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, currently on the paternity list, is expected to rejoin the team on Sunday in Seattle, according to Cleveland.com. 

Santana has been away from the team since the birth of his daughter on Thursday. 


Carlos Santana out of Indians lineup on Friday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Seattle. 

Santana will be replaced at first for the second straight game by Brandon Moss, who moves from right to make his sixth start of the year at first base. 

David Murphy moves into right field to replace Moss, for his fifth start there this year. 


Indians 1B Carlos Santana placed on paternity list


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/28/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana has been placed on the paternity list, the team announced Thursday. Santana, who has two home runs in his last three games, will be away from the team for no more than three games. 

The team called up pitcher Austin Adams and outfielder Jerry Sands from Triple-A, as pitcher Scott Atchison was also placed on the 15-day disabled list. 


Indians 1B Carlos Santana lifts off for sixth home run of the season


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Despite being hit by a pitch on his wrist and undergoing X-rays Tuesday, Indians first baseman Carlos Santana had a big game on Wednesday. In the team's win over the Rangers, Santana went 1 for 3 with a three-run home run in the third inning. It was Santana's sixth homer of the season, and second in his last three games.

Santana also walked twice and scored twice on Wednesday. He is still batting a low .221 on the season, but he has now reached base safely via a hit or a walk in eight straight games.


Indians' Francona surprised Carlos Santana (wrist) started Wed.


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana made it into the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers, despite getting hit on the left wrist by a pitch in the ninth inning Tuesday. While X-rays came back negative, manager Terry Francona was still surprised Santana was healthy enough to play.

"I was happily shocked," Francona said on Wednesday morning, per MLB.com. "I checked on him this morning ... and he said, 'I'm good to go.' I try never to be pessimistic -- I don't think that's my nature -- but I just didn't think that's how he was going to feel this morning."

Santana proved in the third inning his wrist is fine, as he hit a three-run homer off Colby Lewis. It was his sixth home run of the season.


X-rays negative on wrist of Indians 1B Carlos Santana


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana was hit by a pitch on the wrist during the ninth inning of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers, but X-rays came back negative, reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Santana went 0 for 3 and he remained in the game after being hit.


Indians' Carlos Santana hits fifth HR of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana hit his fifth home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning of Monday afternoon's 10-8 loss to the Rangers. 

Santana took a 1-1 pitch out of the ballpark to put the Indians on the board after the Rangers took an early 3-0 lead. He finished the game 1 for 3, drew two walks and scored two runs. He's now slashing .224/.367/.371. 


Indians 1B Carlos Santana returns to starting lineup Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana returned to the starting lineup and will bat second Thursday night against the White Sox.

Santana has been sidelined since Sunday with back spasms. He has been held without a hit over his last 14 at-bats. He is hitting .220/.365/.341 with four homers and 20 RBI in 35 games plated.

Santana is a .200 (6 for 30) lifetime hitter, with three homers and four RBI against Thursday starter John Danks.

Cleveland is favored (-130) at Chicago, per VegasInsider.com.


Report: Indians 1B Carlos Santana should be back Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (back spasms) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the host White Sox, but should return Thursday, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Santana has been sidelined since Sunday.


Indians' Carlos Santana out of lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the White Sox.

Santana was scratched from Monday's lineup with back spasms and finds himself on the bench for a second straight day on Tuesday. He has hit .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 123 at-bats.

Santana said his back has improved, but he is still a couple days away from returning, reports Ohio.com.

"They're working on him a bunch and he's doing better," manager Terry Francona said. "We've got to get him to the point where he feels he won't set himself back."

The Indians are underdogs (+120) in Chicago, per VegasInsider.com.


Indians' Carlos Santana scratched Monday with back spasms


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Indians first baseman Carlos Santana has been scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox due to back spasms, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Santana was slated to bat second against White Sox lefty Chris Sale, against whom he's 10 for 27 in his career, but he'll instead take a seat with the back issue. Brandon Moss will get the start at first base in his place.

The Indians are underdogs (+112) in Chicago on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.