Santana went 3-for-4 in Sunday's loss against the Twins.
Santana continues to be one of the Royals' most consistent hitters and has extended his hitting streak to seven games, posting three multi-hit appearances in that span. He has also reached base safely at least twice five times during that seven-game period.
Santana went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs, an RBI and a strikeout in Saturday's 11-3 win over Minnesota.
Santana reached base and scored in each of his first two at-bats and singled in the ninth to round out a solid all-around game. He remains a much stronger option in OBP formats and points leagues due to his on-base abilities.
Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-1 loss to the Twins.
Santana provided the only run for the Royals when he drove a fastball 424 feet to right-center field in the fourth inning. After a disappointing 2020 campaign, the 35-year-old is slashing .247/.363/.506 with six home runs, 20 RBI and 14 runs scored to go along with a 16:15 BB:K. He's been one of the Royals' better hitters and is a key reason why they're in sitting in first place over the first month of the season.
Santana went 1-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored in Wednesday's 9-6 win over the Pirates.
Santana walked and scored on a Jorge Soler double in the first inning. In the fourth, Santana got aboard with a single and scored on a Soler single to extend the Royals' lead to 6-0. Santana's third run came in the sixth inning after he reached on an error. The first baseman has five home runs, 19 RBI, 13 runs scored, a stolen base and a .244/.364/.476 slash line through 23 games.
Santana went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Pirates.
Santana's infield single in the third inning plated shortstop Nicky Lopez for the Royals' lone run. The 35-year-old Santana continues to get involved in run production -- he has 19 RBI in 22 games this season. The first baseman had all of 30 RBI in 60 games last year. In 2021, he's added five home runs, 10 runs scored, one stolen base and a .244/.362/.487 slash line across 94 plate appearances.
Santana went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 3-2 victory over Detroit.
Santana left the yard in the top of the third inning, giving his club an early 2-0 lead. He's just 3-for-18 over his last five contests, but two of those hits have been homers and he's also walked five times and stolen a base over that brief stretch.
Santana went 0-for-2 with three walks, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 6-2 win over the Tigers.
Santana walked and scored on a Jorge Soler double in the fifth inning. In the ninth, Santana added another walk before advancing to second on a double-steal with Whit Merrifield. Through 18 games, Santana has a .377 on-base percentage with four homers, 14 RBI, nine runs scored and one steal.
Santana went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in Wednesday's 9-8 win over the Rays.
Santana's production came late, as his long ball in the seventh gave the Royals their first lead of the night at 7-6; he was then intentionally walked in the ninth. The 35-year-old has been on an absolute tear at the plate lately, slashing .474/.524/.947 with five extra-base hits, six RBI and three runs scored to go along with a 2:1 BB:K over his last five games.
Santana went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
The Royals were routed in the contest, but Santana made sure the team's offense wasn't to blame. The veteran plated a pair of runs with a double in the third inning and bashed a solo homer in the fifth. After a slow start to the campaign, Santana has been coming on strong with four straight two-hit games. Over that span, he has gone 8-for-15 with four extra-base hits and four RBI.
Santana went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a pair of walks in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Angels.
Santana's two-run blast in the seventh inning extended the Royals' lead to 5-1. The 35-year-old first baseman is up to two homers, eight RBI and six runs scored through 44 plate appearances in 10 games. He's slashing .171/.318/.371 while regularly hitting third or fourth in the order.
Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.
Santana took White Sox closer Liam Hendriks deep for the game-tying homer in the ninth inning. The 35-year-old Santana also drew a walk for the first time since April 3. The first baseman has a .185/.313/.333 slash line with a homer, four RBI, four runs scored and five walks across 32 plate appearances this season.
Santana went 1-for-3 with three walks and two runs scored in Thursday's 14-10 win over the Rangers.
There was no shortage of offense Thursday, and Santana did his part to keep the line moving. He scored on a Kyle Isbel single in the first inning and a Hunter Dozier fielder's choice in the seventh. Santana also added an RBI single in the third. The 34-year-old first baseman is known for having a good batting eye -- he posted a .349 on-base percentage in 255 plate appearances last season despite a batting average of just .199. There's still some power in his bat, too, so fantasy managers who can cover his drag on average could benefit from utilizing Santana. He hit third in Thursday's game and figures to remain in the heart of the order for most of the year.
Santana will start at first base and bat third in Thursday's season opener versus the Rangers.
Adalberto Mondesi initially looked on track to begin the season as the Royals' No. 3 hitter, but his placement on the injured list Wednesday due to an oblique strain has opened the door for Santana to slot in between Andrew Benintendi and Salvador Perez in the batting order. After signing a two-year, $17.5 million deal with Kansas City over the winter, the 34-year-old turned in a productive spring, posting a .949 OPS while drawing 11 walks against nine strikeouts.
Santana signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Royals on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 34-year-old first baseman is coming off a down year where he hit .199/.349/.350 with eight home runs in 60 games for Cleveland. However, he hit .281/.397/.515 with 34 home runs and a 4.4 fWAR as recently as 2019. This move signals that the Royals are ready to try to compete for a playoff spot in 2021. Santana fills a big hole at first base, so he should be an everyday staple in the middle of the lineup.
Santana's $17.5 million team option was declined by Cleveland on Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Santana spent 10 of the first 11 years of his career in Cleveland, but he had a career-worst .199/.349/.350 slash line with eight home runs and 30 RBI during the 2020 season. It's little surprise to see the team decline his expensive contract option, although it's unclear whether the two sides have interest in a reunion on a cheaper deal.
Santana went 3-for-3 with a homer, four RBI, three runs scored and a walk in Sunday's 8-6 win over the Pirates.
Santana got Cleveland on the board with a two-run homer in the third inning. He scored again on a Franmil Reyes blast in the sixth. Santana then added a two-RBI double in the seventh before scoring a third time on Reyes' sacrifice fly. The strong finale left Santana with a .199/.349/.350 slash line, eight homers, 30 RBI and 34 runs scored in 60 games this season.
Santana went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Wednesday, as the Indians beat the White Sox 3-2.
Still south of the Mendoza Line, Santana has hit two timely home runs in this pivotal series against the White Sox. Regardless, he is still slashing a weak .160/.276/.440 over his past seven games.
Santana went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's 7-5 loss to Minnesota.
With three singles Sunday, Santana registered his first multi-hit game since Sep. 6 and has just two this month. The 34-year-old slugger owns an unsightly .692 OPS with 23 RBI on the season.
Santana went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two RBI in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Brewers.
Santana drove in Jose Ramirez with a double in the first and later knocked him in again with a single in the sixth. The first baseman is slashing .203/.362/.312 with 19 RBI this season.
Santana went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, four runs scored and three walks in Friday's 14-2 win over the Cardinals.
Santana's biggest hit of the game was his second-inning homer to give Cleveland a 6-0 lead, but he was able to keep the line moving throughout the contest. The 34-year-old is slashing .229/.414/.362 with four homers, 17 RBI and 20 runs scored in 32 games this season.
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