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.
Santander went 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in the 4-3 win over Toronto on Monday.
Santander's double off Wilmer Font drove in Hanser Alberto to tie the game 2-2 in the sixth inning. The outfielder continues to provide production in the heart of Baltimore's order, slashing .271/.320/.593 with 24 extra-base hits on the campaign.
Santander went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run homer against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Santander took Josh Taylor deep in the eighth inning to knot the game at three. It was his 10th home run of the season and his fifth in his past seven games. The effort also extended Santander's hitting streak to 17 games, six of which have been multi-hit efforts. Santander has been one of the biggest surprises to this point in the season, racking up a .291/.339/.673 line with 27 RBI and 21 runs scored across 118 plate appearances.
Santander went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's 8-7 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays.
Santander went deep in the first inning for a two-run blast, then added a solo shot in the third. Both homers were against Blue Jays starter Nate Pearson. Santander extended his hitting streak to 12 games -- he's batted .364 (20-for-55) with seven homers, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored in that span. Few players are hitting as well as the 25-year-old outfielder.
Santander went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Monday's 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays.
The 25-year-old didn't get much help, as the O's only managed five hits in total on the night. The performance extended Santander's hitting streak to 11 games, a red-hot stretch during which he's slashing .348/.388/.826 with five homers and 13 RBI.
Santander went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 15-3 loss to the Nationals.
He launched a first-inning offering from Stephen Strasburg onto the concourse in right field at Camden Yards to give the O's a brief 1-0 lead before the wheels came off for the pitching staff. Santander has gone yard three times in the last five games, and on the season he's slashing .256/.284/.564 with five homers and 20 RBI through 19 contests.
Santander went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double Wednesday against the Phillies.
Santander took Zach Eflin yard in the third inning, starting the Orioles' offense in a comeback victory. It was his fourth home run of the season, and second in his past four contests. Santander has been swinging the bat well of late, as he now owns a seven-game hitting streak. Overall, Santander is hitting .279/.310/.574 across 71 plate appearances, also racking up 13 runs scored and 16 RBI.
Santander went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.
Down 3-0 heading into the eighth inning, the O's launched three long balls off the Nats' closer duo of Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson -- solo shots by Pedro Severino and Pat Valaika, and then Santander's game-winning blast. The 25-year-old outfielder is enjoying a productive start to 2020, hitting .250 (14-for-56) through 14 games with three homers and 12 RBI.
Santander went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 6-3 win over the Rays.
His two-run shot off Blake Snell in the fourth inning got the O's on the board, and he put the team up for good with an RBI single the following frame. Santander has gone 6-for-22 (.273) to begin the season with two homers and seven RBI through six games.
Santander went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, two runs and one walk in Sunday's win against the Red Sox.
Santander has gotten off to a nice start to begin the season, and he hit his first home run of 2020 as part of a three-run rally by the Orioles in the third inning that helped propel them to a win in the series finale against Boston. The 25-year-old has gone 3-for-11 with four RBI and three runs over the first three games this season.
Santander (not injury related) is starting in right field and batting second for Friday's season opener against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The 25-year-old missed the first half of summer camp for unspecified reasons, but the late arrival won't end up impacting his availability for the start of the season. Santander had a .261/.287/.476 slash line with 20 home runs last season and will look to take another step forward in 2020.
Santander (not injury related) is in the lineup for Monday's exhibition game against the Nationals, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Santander was held out of the Orioles' first exhibition game Sunday, but he'll enter the starting nine Monday after Stevie Wilkerson (finger) was hurt early in Sunday's contest. Santander missed the first half of camp after testing positive, but there don't appear to be any issues with his health ahead of Friday's season opener in Boston. It's still unclear whether he'll be game ready in time for Opening Day, but Monday's start in the team's exhibition game is an encouraging sign.
Manager Brandon Hyde indicated Friday that Santander (undisclosed) has a good chance of being ready for Opening Day, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
The 25-year-old missed the first half of summer camp with unspecified issues, but he arrived earlier this week and had a strong showing at live batting practice. Santander still has a week to prepare for Opening Day next Friday at Boston, and he appears on track to be in Baltimore's first lineup of the season.
Santander (undisclosed) arrived at Orioles camp Tuesday and participated in workouts, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Santander was absent from the first several weeks of camp for an undisclosed reason, but he was able to participate in workouts Tuesday, signaling that he's cleared intake testing. With just 10 days remaining until Opening Day, manager Brandon Hyde said that the team will evaluate Santander on a daily basis to determine his preparedness for the start of the season. When he's ready to play, the team hopes to use him in the middle of the order, but the Orioles want to make sure that he's ready to take on a full workload before he takes the field during the regular season.
Santander had yet to report to the Orioles' facility for summer camp as of Monday due to an unspecified issue, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Due to privacy reasons, manager Brandon Hyde hasn't been able to provide an explanation behind the absences of Santander and fellow outfielder Dwight Smith, both of whom have yet to train with the team. Per Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun, Hyde said over the weekend that it would be "challenging" for players not yet involved in camp to be ready for Opening Day, so even if he reports to Baltimore in the next few days, Santander may find himself out of the lineup when the Orioles begin their season July 24 versus the Red Sox.
Santander will play outfield for the first time this spring Tuesday against the Braves, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Santander's 2019 campaign ended early due to a labrum injury which has so far limited him to designated hitter duty this spring. He'll be taking the field with two weeks left of spring training, so it seems as though he'll still have time to ramp up to game speed by Opening Day.
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