Danny Santana

#39 SS / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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      Twins' Danny Santana: Moving back to the outfield

      Santana will move to the outfield for the 2016 season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Santana struggled heavily as the Twins' 2015 Opening Day shortstop after an excellent rookie season in 2014, where his time was split between center field and shortstop. By most accounts, his fielding at short was a mess and his OPS nosedived from .824 in 2014 to .532 in 2015. With Eduardo Escobar now starting at short, it makes sense for Santana to move back to the outfield, though Byron Buxton now occupies center field. The 25-year-old Santana is out of options, so he will need to find a regular role with the Twins soon or face the possibility of a new team.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Twins get Trevor Plouffe back, demote Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco

      The Twins activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who had been on paternity leave, and pitcher Kevin Jepsen, who was acquired in a trade-deadline deal with Tampa Bay. To make room, the team optioned shortstop Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester and shortstop Jorge Polanco to Double-A Chattanooga, per MLB.com. Santana was hitting .219 with the Twins this season. Polanco hit .429 in three games.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Eduardo Escobar starts ahead of Danny Santana for Twins

      Twins shortstop Danny Santana isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game. Santana has started 60 games at short this season, including five of the last six. He will be replaced in the lineup by Eduardo Escobar. Escobar will be starting his 19th game.

    • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

      Twins scratch Shane Robinson, Danny Santana replaces him

      The Twins announced that outfielder Shane Robinson has been scratched from Tuesday's game against the Reds, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. With Robinson out, Danny Santana is hitting eighth in the lineup instead and is playing center field.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Danny Santana returns to Twins' lineup

      A day after being recalled from Triple-A Rochester, shortstop Danny Santana is back in the Twins lineup, for the first time since June 7. Santana gets his team-high 49th start at short. He'll bat ninth, behind pitcher Kyle Gibson, in Saturday's lineup at Milwaukee.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Twins recall Danny Santana from Triple-A Rochester

      The Twins recalled shortstop Danny Santana from Triple-A Rochester on Friday after placing center fielder Byron Buxton on the 15-day disabled list due to a thumb injury. Following his demotion to the minors in early June, Santana hit .308 (20 for 65) with three triples, six doubles, five RBI, nine runs, four walks, 13 strikeouts and two stolen bases in 15 games.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Twins option Danny Santana to Triple-A

      The Twins optioned shortstop Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday's 2-0 win over the Brewers, per MLB.com. "We've talked a lot of late about the bar he set and he's been really trying to get back to that situation offensively," Molitor said. "He's just a kid who has fun when he's playing well and it hasn't been very pleasurable for him as of late. You can see the struggles. So remove the burden of getting hits for a while, and obviously it's what you want to do, but it's a different spotlight." Santana started 48 of his team's 56 games at shortstop but has been unable to duplicate last year's success at the plate, hitting .218/.235/.291 with 11 RBI and four stolen bases in 179 at-bats. The shortstop has also posted an ugly 49:2 K:BB ratio while failing to hit a home run. The only other player to make at least one start at shortstop this season for the Twins has been Eduardo Escobar, who figures to see the bulk of the playing time at the position moving forward. The Twins recalled Kennys Vargas in a corresponding move.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Danny Santana back at SS for Twins on Saturday

      After sitting out his last two games, Twins shortstop Danny Santana returned to the starting lineup Saturday afternoon against the Brewers. He will bat ninth, per FOX Sports North. Santana sat out Thursday against the Red Sox with knuckleballer Steven Wright on hill, and Friday against Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse. He is hitting just .139 in his last 22 games, with his batting average dipping from .280 to .221 over that span.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Twins SS Danny Santana sits vs. knuckleballer Wright on Thursday

      Twins shortstop Danny Santana received a breather Thursday against the Red Sox with knuckleballer Steven Wright on the hill. Eduardo Escobar started in Santana's absence. Thursday was just the sixth time this season Santana did not start. Santana has been struggling offensively for several weeks, as he is batting just .139 in his last 22 games. His batting average has dropped from .280 to .221 in that span.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Twins' Danny Santana still looking for first homer of 2015

      Twins shortstop Danny Santana went hitless in three at-bats in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays and closes May without hitting a single home run in 2015. Santana owns just a .549 OPS on the season but has been particularly brutal in recent weeks, hitting .141/.167/.219 in 64 at-bats over his last 19 games, a stretch that featured no multihit efforts by the shortstop. Despite his offensive shortcomings, the Twins went 20-7 in May to seize first place in the AL Central.

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