Found April 08, 2013 on Reading Between The Seams:
The Cleveland Indians rebuilt in the offseason, bringing in Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, and Mark Reynolds to revamp their perpetually sputtering offense.  But most certainly figuring into their plans was Carlos Santana, the power hitting C/1B whose full potential has yet to be reached by most counts.  Santana obliged the hopeful Tribe fans with a red hot start, starting 13/26, with 6 extra base hits and a .900+ Slugging Percentage through the first week of the season.  Which makes today’s injury to Carlos Santana’s thumb all the more frustrating for Indians fans, who have been cursed since their last World Series title in 1948. Santana comforted by Terry Francona(Credit: AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Santana seemed crossed up on a Chris Perez breaking ball, taking the pitch off the glove and leaving the game in obvious pain.  According to Jordan Bastian and Bryan Hoch of MLB.com Santana…sustained a contusion after being struck on the left thumb while trying to catch the baseball. Santana was in obvious pain and exited the game after being attended to briefly by manager Terry Francona and a team trainer. The catcher was scheduled to undergo X-rays after the game. X-rays are pending, but the Erie Warriors would be hard pressed to replace Santana’s offense if he were out for any period of time. -Dave (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post Carlos Santana injures thumb in Cleveland Indians loss appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
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