Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
3 days ago

Santana hit a solo home run in a 1-for-3 game with a walk in Monday's win over Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

The blast was Santana's 27th, tying a career high he set in both 2011 and 2014. His home run provided the only run scored by either team in Monday's game as Santana's career best power season continues to lift up Cleveland. Santana now has a .477 slugging percentage, 20 points better than his previous high set in 2011.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Santana (head) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports. He'll play first base and serve as the Indians' leadoff hitter.

EDGE Analysis

Santana left Thursday's game with a head contusion and was held out of the lineup for the subsequent two contests, but he cleared all concussion tests and was available off the bench Saturday. He's now apparently ready for full-time duty and should be a mainstay in the lineup for the Indians over the final month and a half of the regular season.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Santana (head) is not in the lineup Saturday but he has been cleared to play and he'll be available off the bench, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is extremely encouraging news for Santana given that he was a candidate to land on the 7-day concussion DL as of Friday evening. While he'll likely get the full day off Saturday, it's still a positive that he'll be available off the bench if need be. With Santana's medical clearance, there's a distinct possibility that he'll be able to draw back into the lineup Sunday.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Santana (head) was able to partake in some pregame activities Friday but the team still hasn't ruled out the possibility of placing him on the 7-day DL, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana may avoid landing on the DL with a concussion but he's still not a sure bet to return over the weekend. A lot will depend on how he reacts to an increase in activity over the next couple of days.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Santana (head) is out of the lineup Friday against the Angels, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana will have the night off after he was hit by a line drive Thursday. Cleveland is expected to update his status before Friday's game, so more information regarding his recovery and eventual return should be available soon. Mike Napoli will start at first base during Santana's absence.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Santana exited Thursday's game with a head contusion, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Bastian, Santana was struck on the side of the head with a line drive during Thursday's game against the Angels and had to leave the contest. There's no word yet on whether Santana will miss additional time, but he figures to undergo further testing given the nature of his injury. If Santana is given the day off Friday, Mike Napoli could take over at first base with Brandon Guyer filling in at DH.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Santana is out of the lineup Wednesday in Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians need to choose between Santana and Mike Napoli at first base when they are playing in a National League park, and while Santana got the nod Tuesday, Napoli will start the final game of the two-game series the Nation's Capital. Wednesday marks the Indians' final road game in a National League ballpark this season, so Santana's owners won't have to worry about this annoyance going forward.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Santana went 3-for-4 with a walk and his 23rd home run of the season Tuesday versus the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Santana skidded his way out of July, going 4-for-37 (.108) in his last 11 games of the month. He's turned that around through the first two games of August, going 4-for-8 with a homer, two RBI and two runs. Santana also has history on his side moving forward, as his numbers in recent years have traditionally been better post All-Star break.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, walk and two runs in Friday's 5-3 come-from-behind victory over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Santana got the Indians' comeback from a 3-0 deficit started with 386-foot shot to right center in the sixth, and subsequently scored a valuable insurance run in the seventh on a Francisco Lindor sacifice fly. It was the veteran slugger's second homer since the inception of the second half of the season and keeps him well on pace to surpass the career-best 27 bombs he's reached on two prior occasions.

Carlos Santana
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Santana went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBI Saturday at the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Santana's RBI double gave the Indians a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning, but the Tribe would squander the lead and eventually go on to lose. He's now hit safely in his last 13 games, and he's slashing .257/.352/.497.