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Santana had a big night at the dish Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored while blasting his 15th home run of the year and adding two doubles in the Indians' 8-2 win over the Twins.
Santana, who started at DH on Tuesday, is fine after jamming his shoulder on a dive Monday, MLB.com reports.
Santana exploded Wednesday with four hits including a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored.
Santana's time at third base will be very limited going forward due to the play of Lonnie Chisenhall, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Santana, who had two more hits Friday, is hitting .333 (16-for-48) with four homers in his last 14 games.
Santana was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a losing effort against the Red Sox on Friday night.
Santana went 2-for-2 with a home run, two runs, two RBI and two walks in Saturday's win over the Rangers.
Santana was activated from the 7-day DL Friday and will be the team's DH, batting eighth, against the Rangers, the Indians' official Twitter feed reports.
Santana may return to action Friday at Texas, if he sustains his progress through MLB's concussion protocol, according to manager Terry Francona, Nick Camino of Newsradio WTAM 1100 reports.
Santana (concussion) fielded ground balls Monday, but the Indians' medical staff still feels that a Friday return is more realistic than Wednesday, the team's official website reports. "Today, [Santana] went out and took some ground balls," Francona said. "He's actually doing pretty well. His [eligibility] date is Wednesday. I don't think that's realistic with the medical staff. They think Friday is realistic. To me, that's a pretty good sign."
Santana (concussion) feels he can return to the Indians on Wednesday, but the team medical staff believes a Friday return is more likely, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
Santana (concussion) felt "much improved" but there's still no timetable for his return, MLB.com reports.
Santana (concussion) said he's not yet 100 percent and has not done any swinging, Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Santana has been placed on the 7-day concussion DL, Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.
Santana could be suffering from a concussion after getting hit in the mask Sunday in Baltimore, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports.
Santana went 1-for-2 with a homer, two RBI and three walks in Saturday's 9-0 win over the Orioles.
Santana had a pair of hits, including the game-winning, two-run double, in Thursday's 8-7 extra-inning win at Baltimore.
Santana was dropped from fourth in the order to seventh for Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Santana reached base four times Sunday, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and two walks.
Santana hit his fourth homer of the season and scored three runs in Friday's win over the White Sox. It was his third homer in his last four games.
Santana went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run off of the Angels' Tyler Skaggs in Monday's 6-3 loss.
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.