Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports Hardball Talk says that last week, Carlos Santana told ESPN that he’s getting ready to play third base on a regular basis this season.
However, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer talked to Indians general manager Chris Antonetti about it and he wasn’t so definitive.
We have not made a decision at third base. That’s what spring training is for. But Carlos has gotten a tremendous head start due to the work he’s put in this offseason. It started with him working at our complex in the Dominican Republic with our coaches. And it transitioned into winter ball.
I think Carlos has approached it that he wants to work as hard as he can to be the best third baseman he can be. … We feel good about our options there. We continue to believe in Lonnie Chisenhall and his potential. And Carlos can only enhance his impact on the team and our goal of becoming a better ball club.