A Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman, designated hitter, and catcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB) are named for Carlos Santana. He made his MLB debut with the Indians on June 11, 2010, and also played the 2018 season with the Philadelphia Phillies. He throws by right-handed and is a switch hitter. He was named an MLB All-Star in 2019, has twice participated in the MLB Japan All-Star Series, and in 2017, was recognized as Wilson Defensive Player of the Year. Overall, he is a very talented player.
Cleveland Indians: This is the season of Carlos Santana
Inside Content (Biography)
Carlos Santana sat quietly in front of his locker, texting a friend. I stopped by but didn’t start with the question I really wanted to ask. I know enough about the Indians slugger that he’s a bit shy when it comes to talking about himself. So we talked about Jason Kipnis and Jose Ramirez, the two Tribe veterans who started slow this season. “I knew they’d hit,” said Santana. “They are good players. I know them. They are like family.” That became the theme of this conversation, Santana’s baseball family in Cleveland. Santana praised Ramirez and Kipnis for “helping the young players.” He talked about their defense in the infield. Early in the season, I spotted Santana having some long conversations with Ramirez in the corner of the locker room. “(It) helped even they were when not hitting,” said Santana. “I kept telling them it would come.” The Tribe has risen from the rubble of a 29-30 start and trailing the Minnesota Twins by 11.5 games on June 4. A big reason is the bats of Kipnis and Ramirez have awakened from their spring slumber. Santana knows how that feels because he has been a notoriously slow starter at the plate, not warming up until the weather does. From that 29-30 start, the Indians were 43-17 heading into Tuesday night’s game with Boston. In that span, Ramirez is batting .292 with 13 HR and 50 RBI. Kipnis is at .289 with 9 HR and 42 RBI. Santana entered Tuesday batting .286 (.938 OPS) with 26 HR and 71 RBI. His .408 on-base percentage is second-best in the American League. He is one of the few power hitters in the Majors with more walks (85) than strikeouts (71). Santana also became a U.S. citizen. He is more confident as a hitter and a leader on the team.
Early Life of Carlos
On 8th April 1986, Carlos Santana was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His nationality is the Dominican Republic and his ethnicity is Mixed. As of 2019, he celebrated his 33rd birthday. His family includes seven siblings: five sisters and two brothers. Their parents began divorce proceedings when he was 15 years old. He and his sisters lived with his mother after the divorce, which afforded him the opportunity to play baseball, meanwhile emerging as a father figure to his sisters. After signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Santana received a bonus worth $75,000, taking a part of the money to buy his mother a house. His religion is Christian. His other early life information will be added soon.
Body Measurements of Carlos
Carlos is a very handsome person with an athletic body build. He has a tall height of 5 ft 11 in(1.80 m) with an average weight of 210 Pounds (95 Kg). His other body measurements are unknown. His hair color is Light Brown and his eye color is Hazel. His other body measurements will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body.
Career of Carlos
Santana signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005.
He played 32 games in 2005 and batted .295.
The Dodgers traded Santana and pitcher Jon Meloan to the Cleveland Indians for the third baseman Casey Blake on 26th July 2008.
He was Baseball America’s choice as the top prospect in the Indians organization entering the 2009 season.
Baseball America ranked Santana as the organization’s top prospect for the second time entering the 2010 season.
The Indians promoted Santana on 11th June 2010.
He was injured in a game at Fenway Park while defending home plate against Boston Red Sox baserunner Ryan Kalish on 2nd August 2010.
On 29th April 2011, he hit his first major league grand slam, a walk-off to defeat the Detroit Tigers, 9-5.
He finished 2011, which was his first full season in the major leagues, with 27 home runs, setting a club record for home runs hit by a switch hitter, and played 66 games at first base.
The Indians signed Santana to a five-year, $21 million contract with a club option for the 2016 season on 10th April 2012.
He started 2014 playing primarily third base.
In the year 2014, he reached a career-high 113 walks while also leading the major leagues, and placed tenth in the AL with 241 times on base.
He homered twice in the 2016 American League Championship Series versus the Toronto Blue Jays.
He hit his 150th career home run, doing so against the Kansas City Royals on 21st September 2016.
In 2017, he batted .259/.363/.445, 112 OPS+, 90 runs scored, 23 home runs, 79 RBI, 88 BB, 94 strikeouts, and five stolen bases.
He placed fourth in the AL in walks and seventh in times on base (242).
He won his first career Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award at first base.
He was also named a finalist for the American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base.
He filed for free agency on 2nd November 2017.
On December 20, he signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies that included a team option for the 2021 season.
In March 2019, ESPN.com reported that, in September 2018, Santana, frustrated with the team’s nonchalance amidst a long losing streak, destroyed a television with a bat in the team’s clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park because teammates had been using it to play Fortnite during games.
The Phillies traded Santana and J. P. Crawford to the Seattle Mariners on 3rd December 2018.
He hit the 200th home run of his career on 28th April 2019.
He was also selected to compete in the Home Run Derby.
On 11th August versus the Minnesota Twins, he hit a game-winning grand slam in a 7-3 outcome to tie the Indians and Twins for first place.
Net Worth of Carlos
Carlos Santana got his first signing bonus with the Indians when he was signed to a five-year contract worth $21 million. Recently, Carlos signed a three-year contract worth $60 million which would end in 2020, and from all his earnings and other endeavors, the baseball champ’s net worth has been placed at $13 million. His exact salary and net worth will be added soon.
Marital Status (Married), Children, Wife
Carlos Santana is married to the beautiful Brittany Santana. Information about how they met has never been revealed, however, the union is blessed with two children; a boy and a girl. The youngest is the girl who was born in May 2015 while the older; the boy named David, is a few years older. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances.
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