Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 2 hours ago

Santana (wrist) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

Santana underwent X-rays after being struck by a pitch in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game, but he was no worse for the wear in the morning, and will take the field Wednesday afternoon. As he has done regularly of late, Santana will man first base and bat second against Rangers starter Colby Lewis.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 12 hours ago

Santana underwent X-rays on his left wrist following Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

The X-rays came back negative, but the Indians will monitor Santana's status Wednesday morning and make a decision on his status for Wednesday's contest at that time. Santana snapped a four-game hitting streak by going 0-for-3 in Tuesday's game.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 5 days ago

Santana went 0-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Santana was back in the lineup after missing four games due to back spasms. In the first, he drew a walk, then scored on Michael Brantley's RBI single. In the second, he drove in a run with an RBI grounder. Despite his contributions, he went 0-for-4 and is now 0-for-18 in his last five games.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 6 days ago

Santana (back) is in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Santana had been held out of action for the previous four games with back spasms, but he'll get slotted back into the lineup Thursday as the first baseman. The time off may help him get back on track, as Santana sports just a .220 average on the year and is 0-for-14 in his last four starts.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 7 days ago

Santana (back) is expected to return to action Thursday, Paul Hoynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.

Santana has missed each of the last four games with back spasms, but manager Terry Francona said Wednesday afternoon that he expects the first baseman back in the lineup Thursday. Santana was struggling prior to the injury, hitting just .192 with 13 strikeouts in 52 May at-bats.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Santana (sore back) was feeling better Tuesday, but it could still be "a couple days" before he's back in the Indians' lineup, the Northeast Ohio Media Group's Paul Hoynes reports.

While he should still be considered day-to-day, it sounds like Santana could be out until this weekend's series against the Reds. Ryan Raburn played right field Tuesday with Brandon Moss manning first base and Nick Swisher in the lineup as the DH with Santana out.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Santana (back) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Joe Reedy of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Santana will be held out of the lineup for a third consecutive game as he continues to deal with a lingering back issue. There's no indication that the situation has worsened, so he should still be considered day-to-day going forward. Brandon Moss will draw another start at first base Tuesday.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Updating a previous report, Santana has been scratched from Monday's lineup due to back spasms, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Santana will now be held out for the second straight game as a result of the sore back. Consider him day-to-day in advance the second game of the series Tuesday. Brandon Moss will take over at first base Monday night.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Santana (back) will return to the starting lineup Monday against the White Sox.

Santana was held out of Sunday's lineup with a sore back, but will return to action for the series opener. The 29-year-old has struggled a bit since moving up to the two-spot in the order, but that's where he'll bat once again Monday evening. The added at-bats can only be a good thing for fantasy owners, provided he can shake off the current 0-for-14 slump.

Carlos Santana C/1B/3B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Santana was held out of Sunday's game with a sore back, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "I think his back was bothering him on Saturday night. I just think he's frustrated more than anything. There have been some pitches that have not gone his way," manager Terry Francona said.

Santana is hitting just .171 (7-for-41) in 11 games since being moved to the No. 2 spot in the batting order and this sounds more like a mental break than anything for the struggling Santana. Consider him day-to-day for now.