Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:18:53 -0800
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana worked closely with former big league 3B Fernando Tatis in the Dominican Republic over the winter, logging 30 games in winter ball for Escogido. This spring, Santana will continue to train at third base, and he will also serve as the backup catcher behind C Yan Gomes. Manager Terry Francona, general manager Chris Antonetti and Santana had a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12, to discuss a plan for Santana's spring. The Indians want the switch-hitting Santana in the lineup on a regular basis, and if he is not the regular third baseman, they'd like him to hit against left-handed pitching, since 3B Lonnie Chisenhall struggled mightily against southpaws in 2013.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:32:03 -0800
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana will play some third base in the Dominican Republic Winter League this offseason, but manage Terry Francona described it as more of an experiment than anything. "He's going to go over there and play a little third, just to see. He came up as a third baseman, but I think he's about eight years removed. It can't hurt anything. He wanted to get some at-bats anyway. If he wants to go over there and do that, all that can really happen is positive," Francona said.
Santana was used more as a designated hitter and first baseman with C Yan Gomes emerging as a better defensive catcher last season. Santana expressed late last year that serving as the DH wasn't ideal for him. "We don't want him to be a full-time DH," Francona said. "It's actually kind of a unique situation. His ability to move around impacts everybody else. His bat, we want it right in the middle of our batting order. And his ability to play first and catch, that's kind of a unique skillset. The more positions he can play, it just allows us to get more bats into the lineup. He's open to it, so we're willing to be open also."
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:20:30 -0700
Cleveland Indians C Lou Marson (shoulder) met with Dr. James Andrews about his ailing right shoulder, according to manager Terry Francona.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like recovery isn't going as hoped. The Tribe has already pulled Marson off his rehab assignment. Yan Gomes will continue to serve as the backup catcher and could carry value in AL-only leagues for a while.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:31:54 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have placed C Lou Marson (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right shoulder. In a corresponding move, C/INF Yan Gomes was recalled from Triple-A Columbus.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:17:54 -0700
Cleveland Indians C Lou Marson (neck) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. INF Yan Gomes was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:15:40 -0700
The Cleveland Indians likely will send C Yan Gomes or C Omir Santos down to Triple-A Columbus once C Carlos Santana (thumb) is able to play.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:27:59 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have placed C Lou Marson (neck) on the 15-day disabled list because of a neck injury. In a corresponding move, the team recalled C Yan Gomes from Triple-A Columbus.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:44:58 -0700
The Cleveland Indians optioned C Yan Gomes and 3B Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus and moved RP Frank Herrmann (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Monday, March 25. Ps Nick Hagadone and Bryan Shaw and 2B Ryan Raburn will be added to the 25-man roster. SP Carlos Carrasco will open on the major league roster, serve his six-game suspension and then be sent to Columbus.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:17:45 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Yan Gomes (hamstring) returned to Cactus League spring game action Sunday, March 24, after missing time due to a strained right hamstring.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:01:15 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday, March 20, that C Yan Gomes (hamstring) might be ready to return to spring game action by this weekend.