Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:38:37 -0700
Cleveland Indians C/3B Carlos Santana is in a 2-for-43 slump after going 0-for-4 Tuesday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: It appears that mental day off didn't do much the previous day. Santana isn't right. Until he shows signs of his old self, bench him.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:20:53 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona moved 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to the cleanup spot Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals with C-3B Carlos Santana (rest) resting. "He's been swinging the bat about as good as we've ever seen him," Francona said. "He's got good numbers against (Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie), and it keeps everybody else in place. I think he's swinging the bat really well."
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:20:26 -0700
Cleveland Indians C-3B Carlos Santana was given a "mental" day off Monday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals. Manager Terry Francona said Santana's only task after his pregame workout was to relax. "There's just a few reasons where I thought it'd be good for him," Francona said. "(It's) just because he's starting to chase some balls out of the zone. You can tell he's getting a little anxious. He's always had that volatile swing, but he stays in the zone so well. And (Sunday), he really started chasing."
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:37:57 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Carlos Santana is receiving a mental day off Monday, April 21. Manager Terry Francona saw Santana chasing pitches Sunday, April 20.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:31:43 -0700
Cleveland Indians C/3B Carlos Santana is 3-for-40 in his last 10 games.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is the team raves about his defense in his transition to third base. Buy low if you can.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:31:20 -0700
Cleveland Indians 3B Carlos Santana said he thinks switching between catcher and third base might be affecting his offense early this season. However, he doesn't think it'll be a season-long issue.
Fantasy Tip: Some players are affected by position switches, and Santana may be one of them. The Indians might take this into consideration and have him switching positions less often now.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:07:31 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona acknowledged Tuesday, March 25, that C Carlos Santana will be the team's starting third baseman to open the season, and it won't involve a platoon with 3B Lonnie Chisenhall. Santana will also serve as the backup catcher.
Fantasy Tip: There was a good chance Santana would have eventually gained 3B eligibility, but this confirms he'll do so rather quickly. Santana is a very valuable asset because of his multi-positional eligibility in all leagues.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:28:40 -0800
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana has looked out of place at third base during spring games and right now, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall and every other third baseman in camp looks much better than Santana on defense at the hot corner. Santana hasn't received a lot of opportunities there and when he has, he's looked stiff and uncomfortable.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't look good for Santana gaining positional eligibility at third base if he keeps this up, but it's also still pretty early in camp.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:35:55 -0800
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana has appeared comfortable at third based during workouts, but his first true test will come Wednesday, Feb. 26, as the team opens its Cactus League schedule against the Cincinnati Reds. "He continues to make really good strides," third base coach Mike Sarbaugh said Monday, Feb. 24. "The next step is game action and just taking the ball off the bat - the different angles, different speeds, top spins. The ball coming off the bat is going to be the big test."
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:25:52 -0800
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday, Feb. 22, that he is impressed with the work of C Carlos Santana at third base. "To the trained or untrained eye, you wouldn't say, 'That's a catcher playing third base.' He's playing third," Francona said. "The game will tell us a lot more. It goes fast and the other team is trying to find ways to have you make errors. It's not just a coach hitting a fungo and making a physical play. It's slowing the game down and knowing situations."