Originally posted on Did The Tribe Win Last Night?  |  Last updated 6/15/14
Maybe, just maybe, the bat of Cleveland Indians man-without-a-position Carlos Santana is finally heating up. It is tough to guess the exact culprit for the struggles of the once-reliable slugger at the plate this season, but since his return from the seven-day concussion disabled list at the beginning of June, his bat has been a bit livelier. Given his numbers over the first two months of the season, it would not have taken much at all to show an improvement over the .159 batting average and .301 slugging percentage he provided the club in his first 51 games. Santana was getting a lot of work, missing just one game in the third week of April before the blow to the head that sent him to the DL. The most obvious reason for his issues in the batter’s box may not have had anything to do with his approach at the plate but may have more likely reflected his position change in the field. Santana spent the winter playing third base in an effort to give him more lineup flexibility and to keep him
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