Santander lost his arbitration case against the Orioles on Friday and will receive $2.1 million in 2021, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. The 26-year-old filed at $2.475 million, but the arbiter didn't rule in his favor. Santander had a .261/.315/.575 slash line with 11 homers, 13 doubles and 32 RBI in 37 games during 2020, and he's poised for an everyday role in the outfield for the Orioles again this season, though he could also be a trade piece.
Santander (oblique) will miss the remainder of the season, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Santander was expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season after sustaining an oblique injury earlier in the month. Manager Brandon Hyde confirmed the timetable Saturday, but he said that he's expected to be ready for spring training in 2021.
Santander was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain Saturday. Santander felt something in his oblique during Friday's matinee, and he could miss the rest of the season after he was diagnosed with a strain. DJ Stewart should see the bulk of the playing time in right field in his absence, and Mason Williams' contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Santander won't start Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader while dealing with an oblique issue, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Santander reportedly felt something in his oblique during Friday's matinee, and he'll sit for Game 2. It's unclear whether he'll be able to return Saturday. DJ Stewart will take over in right field.
Santander went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Mets. Santander began his productive night at the dish with an RBI single in bottom of the second inning. He delivered the big blow four frames later, cranking a two-run homer for his 11th long ball of the season. Overall, Santander is now hitting .278/.329/.611 with 32 RBI and 24 runs scored across 155 plate appearances.