Indians Set To Call Up Top Catching Prospect Carlos Santana On Friday

ESPN's Enrique Rojas delivers some bright news for Cleveland:

Breaking News: Cleveland call up top prospect Carlos Santana. Debut set for friday against Nats, report EPNdeportes.com.

The Indians have had an unpleasant year, sitting well out of contention in last place in the Central. Santana, though, represents a bright spot, and a reason to keep watching through the end of the season. The 24 year old backstop, who came over in the Dodgers' trade for Casey Blake in 2008, has established himself as one of the best prospects in baseball, dominating every level and batting .307 with a .440 OBP and a .568 SLG in AAA through two months in 2010. He swings an All Star-level bat, and he plays well enough behind the plate to stick at the position in the future. 

Santana is as talented a young player as they come, and his promotion will give Indians fans a reason to get excited. It's bad news for Lou Marson, who's really struggled and is probably ticketed for a return to the minors, but marginal players get pushed aside when the upper-level players are ready.

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