Carlos Santana Injury: Indians Catcher Activated For Series Against Tigers

Carlos Santana is making progress from the concussion that landed him on the 7-day DL, and is expected to return to the lineup at some point next week.

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Carlos Santana Injury: Indians Catcher Activated For Series Against Tigers

The Cleveland Indians have activated catcher Carlos Santana for the team's Tuesday night game in Detroit against the Tigers. Santana was put on the seven-day concussion disabled list on May 26th, with the Indians promoting Triple-A catcher Luke Carlin to fill his spot. The slugging catcher resumed cardio activities last week, played in a rehab game on Monday at Lake County, and was expected to be activated sometime this week. With the Indians slumping and heading into another important division series in Detroit, word came down that Santana would return and also be in the lineup on Tuesday. The Indians optioned infielder Juan Diaz to make room, via Nick Camino of WTAM:

Camino also reports that Santana will DH and bat fourth in the lineup on Tuesday, as the Tribe decides to go with three catchers (Carlin, Santana, and Lou Marson) for now. Santana blasted a two-run homer in his one start with Lake County on Monday night.

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Carlos Santana Injury: Indians Catcher Rehabbing, Expected Back In Lineup 'Next Week'

Making progress after suffering a concussion last week, Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana is already taking batting practice and is expected in the lineup next week by manager Manny Acta according to the Associated Press' Tom Withers:

The third-year catcher is hitting .245 with five home runs and 24 RBI over 43 games this year with the Indians, and remains one of of the sport's brightest young stars behind the plate. Aside from a noticeable dip in his slugging percentage (currently at .387 after posting a .457 last season), Santana continues to develop into the middle-of-the-order power threat that many thought he would become after entering league to heavy fanfare in 2010.

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