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Indians lose Carlos Santana to concussion, Nick Swisher to knee injury

May 27, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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Carlos Santana was scratched from the Indians’ lineup yesterday amid concerns that he might be dealing with post-concussion symptoms and sure enough he’s been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Cleveland also placed Nick Swisher on the 15-day disabled list with a hyperextended left knee suffered Monday, shutting down the first baseman after he hit just .211 with three homers and a .631 OPS in 49 games.

Of course, Swisher’s production looks great compared to Santana’s horrendous start to the season, which includes hitting .159 with 46 strikeouts in 50 games. Santana does have a league-leading 43 walks, but he’s looked lost at the plate all season in addition to struggling with a transition to third base defensively.

Santana previously was sidelined by a concussion in 2012 and these recent symptoms stem from being hit in the mask by a foul tip while catching Sunday.

  1. mikhelb - May 27, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Swisher is reverting to his pre-Yankees self (in terms of “hitting”) it seems, hope the guy gets well pretty soon, a cool guy all around (even though i dislike how he tries to field rolling around in the floor).

  2. dashman33 - May 27, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Losing both these guys for a period of time is a blessing.

  3. bigmeechy74 - May 28, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    ever since he got hurt in that collision it’s been all downhill

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