Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:05:07 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B/3B Carlos Santana has had varying success at the plate depending upon where he is playing on defense. He is hitting .338 with 15 of his 20 home runs when playing first base this season (43 games). When he has played third base, he has hit just .129 in 26 games, and he is 3-for-34 (.088) in 11 games as the catcher. The last time he has appeared anywhere other than first base was May 25.
Fantasy Tip: Daily fantasy owners need to keep all of the information in their memory bank, should the team elect to use him anywhere other than first base. He has been great there, while next to useless at the plate when focusing (or worrying) about his defense at third or behind the plate. It's an interesting statistic seeing how his position affects his hitting, really.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:45:00 -0700
Cleveland Indians scouts have been told to focus on Tampa Bay Rays minor league players, which has triggered speculation it is interested in trading for SP David Price. C Carlos Santana and SP Danny Salazar were rumored to head to Tampa Bay for Price in the offseason, and the Indians have indicated players who may be expendable. SS Francisco Lindor is not one of them, say sources.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:40:16 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B/3B Carlos Santana (shoulder) jammed his shoulder Monday, July 7, and is serving as designated hitter Tuesday, July 8. Nick Swisher is taking his place at first base.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:14:49 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Carlos Santana was back as the primary backup to C Yan Gomes Monday, July 7, according to manager Terry Francona. The team designated C George Kottaras for assignment, leaving Santana as the lone backup catcher on the roster.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:21:21 -0700
Cleveland Indians C/3B Carlos Santana is hitting .333 with three homers and nine RBIs in 39 at-bats this month.
Fantasy Tip: He's nearing the Mendoza Line with his .191 average, a place he hasn't been since April 10.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:38:32 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said he believes 3B Carlos Santana is a better first baseman than he is a third baseman. Santana has received seven straight starts at first base.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:31:25 -0700
The Cleveland Indians will not use 3B Carlos Santana at catcher for the time being, because they have Cs Yan Gomes and George Kottaras on the roster. Manager Terry Francona said Santana is willing to catch if needed. Santana will be used at first base, third base and designated hitter.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:29:51 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Carlos Santana batted eighth for the second consecutive game Saturday, June 7, and went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs and a pair of walks to raise his average to .171. He had served as the team's cleanup hitter for much of the year. "We don't want Carlos to be our eighth hitter all year, but when you're hitting fourth and hitting .150 it's pretty glaring," manager Terry Francona said.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:12:24 -0700
The Cleveland Indians activated 3B Carlos Santana (concussion) from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday, June 6, and optioned 1B Jesus Aguilar to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Santana returns but has been a huge disappointment this season. Perhaps the position switch to third base has been the main culprit. Regardless, Santana is too good of a hitter to be left to the waiver wire, even in standard mixed leagues. If you have to, leave him on your bench until he shows signs of life.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:17:45 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Carlos Santana (concussion) ran the bases and is performing a normal pregame workout Tuesday, June 3. He may return from the 7-day disabled list as soon as Friday, June 6.
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for his return. Maybe the time off will turn around his horrific season.