Omir Santos C CLE 8 Months
Indians optioned C Omir Santos to Triple-A Columbus.
Carlos Santana is back in the lineup Monday following his thumb contusion, so Santos isn't needed on the roster. Yan Gomes will serve as Santana's backup until Lou Marson (neck) is ready to return from the disabled list.
Omir Santos C CLE 10 Months
Indians signed C Omir Santos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Santos, who turns 32 in April, appeared in three games with the Tigers last season and batted .310/.318/.429 in 61 games at the Triple-A level between Detroit and Colorado. He'll likely serve as catching depth in the minors.
Omir Santos C CLE Jun 08 '12
C Omir Santos refused Tigers' assignment to Triple-A Toledo, declared free agency.
Santos has spent the last two seasons going back and forth between Triple-A and the majors with the Tigers, and evidently he's ready to look for a new home. He's not going to see much playing time wherever he ends up.
Omir Santos C CLE Jun 06 '12
Tigers designated C Omir Santos for assignment.
The move clears a spot for catcher Bryan Holaday on the active roster. Santos was called up from the minors at the end of May and went 1-for-8 during his brief stay with the big club. There's a decent chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
Omir Santos C CLE May 30 '12
Tigers purchased the contract of C Omir Santos from Triple-A Toledo.
Santos takes the spot of Ryan Raburn on the active roster and will serve as a third catcher behind Alex Avila and Gerald Laird. The 31-year-old owns a .656 OPS in the majors and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.