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Santana is dealing with a sore left groin, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Santana will get his third start of the season at catcher against the White Sox on Saturday, according to ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla.
Santana will play catcher in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader, the Indians' official Twitter feed reports.
Santana will open the season at third base, MLB.com reports. "Carlos is going to play third," manager Terry Francona said Tuesday. "To be honest with you, I don't have a crystal ball. I'm not sure you really need to have one. Things happen. I think, at the beginning of Spring Training, I said I thought we could be the best team with Carlos and Lonnie (Chisenhall). I'm not exactly sure how that's going to play itself out. I don't know if anybody really is [sure]."
Santana continues to play well at third base this spring, MLB.com reports. "He's done a terrific job," manager Terry Francona said. "I think he looks like a third baseman. No doubt, we have decisions to make, but I think he's earned our trust."
Santana received a positive report from his first appearance behind the plate Wednesday, MLB.com reports. "I was really encouraged," manager Terry Francona said. "I thought his receiving was actually really clean."
Santana will make his first appearance behind the plate in an exhibition game Wednesday, MLB.com reports. "I know he's going to catch Wednesday," manager Terry Francona said. "We have Thursday off and I think Gomes is catching Friday and Saturday. We'll see. We'll see how it goes. I'm not sure we know quite exactly how it's going to go."
Santana will catch a bullpen session Monday and appear in an exhibition game behind the plate shortly, MLB.com reports. "It's kind of a unique skill set and we're trying to balance the amount of work he's done just to play third. He's out there every morning. And on top of that, doing the catching, if he can do that, it's a unique skill set", manager Terry Francona said.
Santana has looked comfortable at third base so far this spring and the Indians will map out a plan for the rest of spring in the next few days, MLB.com reports. "I would say in the next three or four days, we're going to sit down and talk through it," manager Terry Francona said. "It's a little bit of uncharted waters. You don't see anybody playing third and catching in the big leagues, but if he's able to do it, it opens up a lot of different things. The first thing we're going to do is sit and talk."
Santana is scheduled to play third base in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Reds, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.
Santana will spend the first four days of spring training catching, then gradually move over to start working at third base, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Santana will get a look at third base in spring training but nothing has been decided as of yet, MLB.com reports. "Carlos offered to go play third base in winter ball, which we all thought was terrific. And it sounds like he's improving. But we don't need to make any kind of decisions today, nor will we at the beginning of spring training. If he can handle playing third - some, a lot, little - we'll see. That's all part of spring training. If he can handle it, it gives us another option with our middle-of-the-order bat," manager Terry Francona said.
Santana is currently preparing for a potential move to third base, ESPN Deportes (Spanish link only) reports.
Santana is hitting close to .400 in a dozen games in the Dominican Republic winter league, Gammons Daily reports.
Santana will play some third base this offseason in the Dominican winter league, MLB.com reports.