Jun 11, 2010, 8:20 AM EST
Nothing is official yet but Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports the Indians will call up 24-year-old catcher Carlos Santana before tonight’s game against the Nationals, which is somewhat surprising given that the team indicated just last week they weren’t close to promoting him.
Acquired from the Dodgers in the mid-2008 trade for Casey Blake, he’s emerged as arguably the best of the MLB-ready prospects not already called up this month. A switch-hitter with power and patience, Santana has batted .307/.440/.568 with 12 homers and more walks than strikeouts in 56 games at Triple-A.
His arrival could mean a demotion to Triple-A for Lou Marson given that the Indians would likely want to keep veteran Mike Redmond around in a backup role. For a lot more about Santana’s considerable upside offensively, check out Matthew’s write-up from earlier this week.
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