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  1. Hitting .159 on June 1, Carlos Santana has turned his season around in a huge way

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana

    Coincidence or not Santana’s last game at third base came on May 22 and since then he’s hit .279 with a .404 on-base percentage and .543 slugging percentage in 89 games, including 22 homers, 17 doubles, and 64 walks on the way to a .947 OPS.

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

    Chris Young

    On a somewhat ugly night in Major League Baseball Chris Young plays the hero.

  3. Feud over: Miguel Montero says nice things about Trevor Bauer

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

    Trevor Bauer, Miguel Montero

    When the Diamondbacks traded top prospect Trevor Bauer to the Indians two offseasons ago in large part due to perceived attitude problems Arizona catcher Miguel Montero had some very harsh words.

  4. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

  5. Carlos Santana is unfathomably hot right now

    Jul 27, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana

    Pitchers do not want to be facing Carlos Santana right now.

  6. Indians designate George Kottaras for assignment

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    george kottaras royals

    Cleveland picked up outfielder Chris Dickerson from Pittsburgh to help fill in for injured center fielder Michael Bourn and to make room for him on the roster the Indians designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment.

  7. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Royals are knocking on the door of first place after knocking a former Cy Young Award and MVP winner around pretty good.

  8. Indians activate Nick Swisher, place Jason Giambi on the disabled list

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Cleveland Indians

    Nick Swisher is back from the disabled list and in the Indians’ lineup for tonight’s game after missing the past two weeks with a hyperextended left knee. To make room on the roster for his return Jason Giambi is headed to the disabled list with left knee inflammation.

  9. Lonnie Chisenhall’s brilliance could spell the end of Jason Giambi’s career

    Jun 10, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Jason Giambi

    Lonnie Chisenhall has earned the right to be the Indians’ everyday third baseman. Which will have some ripple effects once Nick Swisher returns.

  10. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 10, 2014, 6:28 AM EDT

    Lonnie Chisenhall

    Lonnie Chisenhall went 5 for 5 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI. Mercy.

  11. Carlos Santana rejoins Indians after concussion

    Jun 6, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana AP

    Indians catcher/third baseman Carlos Santana is back from the seven-day concussion disabled list after missing a total of 10 days due to a foul tip to the mask.

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

    May 27, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana Getty

    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.

  13. Carlos Santana might be dealing with a concussion

    May 26, 2014, 9:02 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana Getty

    The Indians’ Carlos Santana is off to an awful start this season. And things might be getting worse for him.

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Boston has lost seven straight. Mark Buehrle has eight wins.

  15. Tim Hudson snaps walkless streak after 30 2/3 innings, 115 batters

    Apr 26, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Tim Hudson entered Friday’s start against the Indians with a pristine total of zero walks in 30 innings, but he snapped it in the first inning when he issued a free pass to Carlos Santana.

  16. Indians sign George Kottaras to a minor league deal

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that the Indians have signed catcher George Kottaras to a minor league deal. He adds that there is a “seemingly good chance” for him to join the big league club soon. At the moment, third baseman Carlos Santana is the back-up to Yan Gomes behind the plate in…

  17. Indians sign Yan Gomes to six-year, $23 million contract extension

    Mar 29, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

    Yan Gomes

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Indians have signed catcher Yan Gomes to a six-year, $23 million contract extension which includes two option years. The 26-year-old was not eligible for arbitration until after the 2015 season. The contract buys out all three arbitration years and one year of free agency. Per Jon Heyman…

  18. Carlos Santana is the Indians’ starting third baseman

    Mar 25, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana Indians

    For most of spring training reports from Indians camp suggested that Carlos Santana was struggling with his attempted transition from catcher to third base, but apparently manager Terry Francona disagreed with those assessments. Francona just told Jordan Bastian of MLB.com that Santana will be the Indians’ primary third base, which means last year’s primary third…

  19. 2014 Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Mar 21, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Did the Indians lose too much pitching? After four consecutive losing seasons the Indians…

  20. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  21. Carlos Santana looks “stiff and uncomfortable” at third base

    Mar 7, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer checks in with an update on Carlos Santana‘s progress trying to transition from catcher to third base and … well, it ain’t going perfectly: Right now, Lonnie Chisenhall and every other third basemen in camp look better than Santana when it comes to defense. No.1 Santana hasn’t gotten…

  22. A couple of catchers who aren’t catching anymore

    Feb 12, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    Carlos Santana AP

    Carlos Santana and Jesus Montero were catchers once upon a time. Not particularly great catchers (in Montero’s case a pretty lousy one). But they could hit. Well, both hit in the minors and Santana has hit everywhere. Montero is something of a dumpster fire at the moment. Either way, neither of them will be catching…

  23. Guest Post: Anna Calcaterra on baseball

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

    Anna at Petco Park

    My kids are home from school today. Again. Darn winter weather. They have not had a full five-day school week since before Christmas. And, frankly, it’s getting on my nerves. I told them this morning that I have to work and that they need to not be crazy. My ten year-old daughter Anna — known…

  24. Are the Indians really planning to play Carlos Santana at third base?

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Last week Carlos Santana told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he’s been preparing to play third base regularly this season and expects that to be his primary position following a move from catcher. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer talked to Indians general manager Chris Antonetti, who was slightly less definitive about the…

  25. Carlos Santana is still getting ready to play third base

    Jan 18, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT

    Carlos Santana AP

    There was a healthy dose of skepticism when it was reported in November that Carlos Santana was working out at third base, but it sounds like a position switch could actually happen. In a story (link in Spanish) by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, Santana said that he’s “getting ready to play third base, no…

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