Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 22 Hrs

Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a home run and nine total bases as the Indians cruised past the Twins 8-2 on Tuesday.

Santana had just three extra-base hits in his previous nine games, but the 28-year-old added two doubles to go with his 15th home run of the year. If anything, he deserved to have an even better night from a statistical standpoint -- the homer came with nobody on, and his other three hits drove in just one run combined. The four-hit evening raised his season line to .214/.353/.401.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 13 Days

Carlos Santana ripped a two-run home run, his only hit in five at-bats, as the Indians defeated the Yankees on Thursday.

Santana has turned his season around after a tremendously slow first two months of the season. The home run, which topped off a five-run eighth inning, is Santana's 14th and the two RBI give him 36 along with a .208/.349/.391 slash line.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 29 Days

Carlos Santana had a monster game Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, going 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two walks, two runs and two RBI.

We've been preaching patience from Santana owners all season, and the versatile slugger is finally making good. He came into June batting a horrific .159, but has turned his season around since missing nearly two weeks with post-concussion issues. Santana came into tonight slashing .333/.441/.632 this month. He's one of the hottest hitters in the game right now, and the buy-low window has officially slammed shut.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Friday against the Tigers.

Santana has been red-hot since returning from his concussion earlier this month, hitting .333 (16-for-48) with four home runs and 11 RBI over 14 games. Those fantasy owners who were patient over the first two months of the season are finally being rewarded.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana hit his third homer of the month Monday off the Angels' Jared Weaver.

He was showing signs of it before suffering a concussion last month, but now it's clear that Santana has found his stroke. He's hitting .333 with the three homers, two doubles and a 7/6 K/BB ratio in 39 at-bats since coming off the DL.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Santana had a double among his three hits, as Sunday was incredibly his first three-hit game of the year. Since a stint on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Santana is hitting .343 (12-for-35) with two home runs and eight RBI. He seems to finally be pulling out of the slump that marked the first two months of his season.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 1 Month

Carlos Santana smacked a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Santana got off to a miserable start this season, but he's hitting .300 (12-for-40) with three home runs and 11 RBI over his last 12 games. Of course, that's wrapped around a stint on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Either way, the window to buy low has likely closed.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 2 Months

Carlos Santana went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks in the Indians' 8-3 win over the Rangers on Saturday.

Santana seemed to be finding his swing before suffering a concussion last week, and now he's 3-for-5 with three walks in two games since being activated from the DL yesterday. At .171, his average is the highest it's been since mid-April.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 2 Months

Indians activated 3B/C Carlos Santana from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Carlos wound up missing nearly two weeks with post-concussion issues, but he's going through workouts this week with no issues. Although Santana has said he still wants to do some catching, the Indians figure to limit his time behind the plate following the concussion.

Carlos Santana C/1B/.. CLE 2 Months

Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that he expects Carlos Santana (concussion) to be activated on Friday.

Santana went through his normal pre-game routine on Tuesday and didn't experience any post-concussion symptoms. He's likely to see limited time behind the plate going forward. "There's some logical ways to get him in the lineup where we can play everybody," Francona said. "When Swish comes back, we're going to have to try to figure some things out, and part of that will be Carlos' role. And by that time, I'll have an opportunity to sit [and talk things over] with Carlos at length when he's not rehabbing."