Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
3 days ago

Santana has officially declined the Indians' qualifying offer prior to Thursday's deadline, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana will now head to free agency, with Cleveland receiving draft pick compensation should he decide to sign elsewhere. The 31-year-old is coming off another steady year of production, hitting .259/.363/.455 with 23 homers, 79 RBI and 90 runs scored in 154 games for the Indians.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
2 weeks ago

The Indians gave Santana a qualifying offer prior to Monday's deadline, the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This year's qualifying offer is worth $17.4 million, and it's not completely unreasonable to think that Santana may be tempted to sign it, as he may be unable to secure a higher average annual value from a multi-year deal via free agency if he turns it down. While he failed to reach his career-high 34 homers from 2016, Santana delivered another steady line at the plate, hitting .259/.363/.455 with 23 long balls, 79 RBI, and 90 runs scored as an everyday contributor in a strong Cleveland lineup.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
2 months ago

Santana (shoulder) is starting at first base and batting sixth Tuesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Santana sat out Sunday with a shoulder injury, but the Indians never thought the issue was anything overly serious, and he's back in the lineup after the team's off day Monday. He'll face Bartolo Colon in his return to action.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
2 months ago

Santana (shoulder) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Santana received an X-ray on his shoulder, and although the results have yet to be revealed, the team downplayed the severity of the injury Saturday. Edwin Encarnacion will start at first base Sunday with Santana out.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
2 months ago

Santana is getting an X-ray on his shoulder and likely won't play on Sunday, though manager Terry Francona doesn't appear concerned, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

This appears to be precautionary, but it's good to keep an eye out for the results and Santana's status before setting weekly lineups Monday -- if fantasy owners' leagues allow it.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
2 months ago

Santana went 1-for-3, pumping out his 36th double of the year, with a run and one walk in Tuesday's win against Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Santana matched last season's career high by crossing the plate for his 89th run Tuesday. Furthermore, the switch-hitting first baseman now sits just three doubles shy of matching his personal best (39) set back in 2013. After a somewhat slow start to the campaign, Santana his slashing .264/.373/.477 - all of which are above his career totals -- through 138 games.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
2 months ago

Santana went 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBi in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran switch hitter has caught fire, slashing .383/.490/.728 over his last 22 games with seven homers and 16 RBI. Santana's 23 home runs on the season still leave him short of last year's pace, but with 75 RBI he's well on his way to his fourth straight campaign with 80-plus.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Santana went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's victory over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Cleveland's offense dismantled the Royals' pitching staff and scored 12 runs in Sunday's contest, and Santana's 20th home run of the season was responsible for bringing three of said runs across the plate. After missing three games due to back spasms, the 31-year-old has hit a homer in two consecutive games.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Santana (back) is in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Santana missed the past three games after leaving Monday's contest due to back spasms. He appears to be good to go, and could've been available off the bench during Thursday's win if he was needed. Santana will draw the start in left field, while batting sixth in the order.

Carlos Santana
1B/RF/DH FA
3 months ago

Santana (back) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Santana is set to miss his third straight game as he continues to battle back spasms. He'll continue to be listed as day-to-day for now. Edwin Encarnacion is starting at first base in his stead, opening up a spot for Yandy Diaz to serve as the designated hitter.