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Carlos Santana leaves game in DWL with bruised leg

Dec 1, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

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Minor scare down in the Dominican Winter League.

From ESPN’s Buster Olney comes word that Indians catcher Carlos Santana fouled a ball off his right leg — near the knee — during a game Saturday while playing for Leones del Escogido. He left with a limp, but Olney says trainers are “not concerned” at this point that he suffered any sort of serious injury.

We can probably just call it a right leg bruise.

Santana, 26, batted .252/.365/.420 with 18 home runs and 76 RBI over 609 plate appearances this summer for the fourth-place Tribe. He hit .239/.351/.457 with 27 home runs and 79 RBI in 2011.

The Dominican native underwent major surgery on his left knee in August 2010 after getting railroaded on a play at the plate by Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish. He made a full recovery from that procedure.

  1. matckeeper - Dec 1, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    If I’m a Tribe fan I’m wondering why are star catcher is risking injury in the DWL

  2. raysfan1 - Dec 1, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Ow-ye como va

    • raysfan1 - Dec 1, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      Okay, bad pun, I know. I even thumbs-downed myself.

      • indaburg - Dec 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM

        Aw, it wasn’t that bad.

    • seeinred87 - Dec 2, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      Bad puns always get a groan and a thumb up from me

  3. djeg07 - Dec 2, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    he needs all the work he can get, no discipline a the plate, why do you think LAD traded him for casey blake? he does not listen to coaching. Id love to see him traded for a first baseman with a AAA leaguer included.

    • hermie13 - Dec 2, 2012 at 6:47 PM

      No discipline at the plate huh? What was his OBP again? Good grief

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