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May 29, 2024 1 0 0 0
May 28, 2024 2 0 0 0 2.5
May 26, 2024 0 0 0 0 1
May 25, 2024 0 0 0 0 2
May 24, 2024 0 0 0 0 1

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Carlos Santana was able to reverse a downward career trend last year in what was his age-37 season. After putting up three straight seasons with a sub-.700 OPS, he upped that number to .741 in 2023 while collecting his highest home run (23), RBI (86) and runs (78) totals in four seasons. Santana's .240 average was easily his best in four seasons, as the veteran switch-hitter no doubt benefitted from the shift restrictions. He even took advantage of the new rules in stealing six bases (his highest total in eight seasons) without being caught. Santana still has his plate discipline skills, remains a very good defender at first base and has been extremely durable throughout his career, so he should have a shot at finding regular at-bats again in 2024.

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2024 1042.1 16 7 22 17 .209
2023 4252.9 78 23 86 65 6 .240
2022 3032.3 52 19 60 71 .202
3y Avg. 3652.5 65 20 72 74 3 .219
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Sitting against another righty

    Santana is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals. Santana will hit the bench against a right-handed starting pitcher (Alec Marsh) for the third time in five games. The downturn in opportunities comes while Santana has fallen into a 5-for-33 skid at the plate (.152 average) over his last 10 starts, bringing his slash line down to .201/.282/.361 over 188 plate appearances on the season. The Minnesota infield will become more crowded when Royce Lewis (quadricep) returns from the 10-day injured list, potentially as soon as later this week, so Santana could be on the way out of the everyday lineup, if he hasn't lost his spot already.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Taking seat Friday

    Santana is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Texas. Santana will sit for the third time in the month of May. Alex Kirilloff will move to first base and bat sixth in place of Santana.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Resting Wednesday

    Santana is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals. Santana will take a seat for the series finale in Washington, ending a stretch of 12 consecutive starts during which he's run hot at the plate with a .283/.298/.522 slash line. Alex Kirilloff will fill in for Santana at first base.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Stays hot Sunday

    Santana went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jays. Santana took Toronto's starter Alek Manoah deep for a three-run shot in the top of the seventh inning, breaking a 0-0 tie. The homer was his seventh of the season, and he has now gone deep in three consecutive contests. Since May 5, Santana has gone 9-for-23 with three home runs, eight RBI and five runs scored over eight games.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Goes yard again Saturday

    Santana went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 10-8 loss to the Blue Jays. His third-inning homer off Kevin Gausman gave the Twins a 7-1 lead, but things went south for the visitors after that. Santana has gone deep in back-to-back games, giving him six home runs and 15 RBI in his last 16 games as he digs his way out of an early-season hole.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Slugs fifth homer

    Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays. The veteran first baseman got his bat on a pitch out of the strike zone in the fifth inning against Yusei Kikuchi and poked it just fair down the right-field line, putting the Twins in the lead for good. Santana has been productive over the last few weeks -- all five of his homers on the season have come in his last 15 games, a stretch in which he's slashing .264/.328/.585 with eight runs and 12 RBI.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Sitting Wednesday

    Santana is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. Santana will take a seat after going 0-for-5 with a walk through the first two games of the series with Seattle. Father Time may be starting to catch up with Santana, whose .588 OPS so far during the 2024 campaign would represent the worst mark of his career by 73 points.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Keeps mashing

    Santana went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Monday's 3-2 win over the White Sox. Santana went yard once again Monday, tallying his fourth long ball in his last five games with a two-run homer off Garrett Crochet in the second inning. He's been on an absolute tear in his last five outings, batting .333 with 10 RBI. Despite the hot streak, Santana owns a poor .185/.265/.348 slash line through 102 plate appearances.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Homers again in win

    Santana went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's victory over the Angels. Santana hit a home run for a third consecutive game. After slumping to begin the season (.347 OPS and one extra base hit in his first 16 games), he's 5-for-12 with three homers and a double in his last three contests.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Hits first homer

    Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his first of the season, in Thursday's 6-3 victory over the White Sox. After a dreadful start to the campaign (.347 OPS and one extra base hit in his first 16 games), Santana is finally showing some signs of life at the plate. He's 4-for-18 with a double and home run in his last five games, which is good for a .778 OPS.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Not starting Saturday

    Santana isn't in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Santana has now sat out three of Minnesota's last four games after slashing .125/.210/.143 across his first 15 games. His absence Saturday will move Alex Kirilloff to first base while Austin Martin, Byron Buxton and Trevor Larnach start across the outfield.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Out of lineup again Wednesday

    Santana isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's contest in Baltimore. Santana will take a seat for the second straight game, as he's getting a chance to regroup while he's struggled to a .135/.224/.154 slash line to start the season. Jose Miranda will handle first base for Minnesota on Wednesday.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Taking seat Tuesday

    Santana is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's game in Baltimore. Alex Kirilloff will get the nod at first base while Santana takes a seat. It's the second day off of the season for Santana, who is slashing an ugly .135/.224/.154 over his first 14 contests.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Sitting out Tuesday

    Santana is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest versus the Dodgers. It's the first day off this season for Santana, who had been in the lineup for each of the first eight games. Alex Kirilloff will occupy first base, while Jose Miranda will get a start at designated hitter.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Everyday duty at 1B

    Santana went 1-for-3 with a double in Sunday's loss at Kansas City. He's started all three games this season at first base and is 3-for-11 with a walk. Santana may get more playing time with Royce Lewis out a month or more with a quad injury as Alex Kirilloff has been used in the outfield the last two games with Willi Castro playing more third base. Santana did not bat leadoff against a left-handed starter in the season opener but could still be an option to lead off against southpaws as had been talked about in spring training. Santana looks set to play against both right-handed and left-handed pitching at first base with an occasional game at DH, while Kirilloff primarily will be used at DH and in the outfield and sit against most lefties.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Could get everyday duty at 1B

    Santana looks set to be used against both right-handed and left-handed pitching at first base with Alex Kirilloff primarily being used at DH, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Santana is hitting 6-for-17 with a home run in six games this spring. When the Twins signed Santana it was assumed he'd platoon with the lefty Kirilloff at first base, but this report makes it sound like Santana could be set for everyday duty. Kirilloff would then platoon with several right-handed batters at DH. Last season marked Santana's best year at the plate since 2019, as he slashed .240/.318/.429 with 23 homers and 86 RBI between the Pirates and Brewers.
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  • Twins' Carlos Santana: Signing with Minnesota

    Santana signed a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the Twins on Friday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports. Last season marked Santana's best year at the plate since 2019, as he slashed .240/.318/.429 with 23 homers and 86 RBI between the Pirates and Brewers. The 37-year-old gives the Twins an experienced option in the first base/DH mix alongside younger players Alex Kirilloff (shoulder), Trevor Larnach and Jose Miranda (shoulder).
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  • Brewers' Carlos Santana: Churns out three hits

    Santana went 3-for-6 with a double, two RBI and a run in Friday's 16-1 win over the Marlins. Santana doubled home Christian Yelich for the fourth run in the Brewers' 12-run second inning and then plated Yelich again on a fifth-inning base hit. The 37-year-old has just three home runs to his name since Aug. 20, but he's hitting .275 and getting on base at a .353 clip over that stretch to keep his spot secure in Milwaukee's everyday lineup.
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  • Brewers' Carlos Santana: Not in lineup Thursday

    Santana is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game at St. Louis. Rowdy Tellez will start at first base and bat fifth versus the Cardinals and right-hander Miles Mikolas. Santana grabs a bit of rest after going 0-for-4 in the Brewers' win Wednesday.
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  • Brewers' Carlos Santana: Takes seat Thursday

    Santana is not in the lineup Thursday versus the Marlins. Rowdy Tellez will start at first base and bat cleanup as the Brewers take on impressive young right-hander Eury Perez. Santana, 37, has slashed just .230/.295/.395 in 166 plate appearances since being acquired from the Pirates ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline.
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