Indians Make Carlos Santana Starting Third Baseman
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona just told Jordan Bastian of MLB.com that Santana will be the Indians primary third base, which means last years primary third baseman Lonnie Chisenhalls role is likely diminished and very much in flux.
Santana has never played a game at third base in the majors and last played there as a minor leaguer way back in 2008 at Single-A, but the Indians decided theyd rather have Yan Gomes behind the plate and wanted to avoid moving Santana to designated hitter.
Santana as a DH seemingly would have been an easy choice, especially considering they didnt add another big bat for the DH spot after instead shifting him to third base, but Francona and company clearly believe hes capable of being decent defensively.
For more on this story visit: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports