Minneapolis, MN, USA: Cleveland Indians designated hitter Carlos Santana hits a double against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Carlos Santana Off 7-Day Concussion DL, Hitting Cleanup

Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana is back from the seven-day concussion DL after a brief rehab assignment.

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Indians Activate Carlos Santana From Concussion Disabled List

On Friday, May 25, Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana took a foul ball off his mask, complained of dizziness and left the game. As a precaution, the team placed him on the new seven-day concussion disabled list and catcher Luke Carlin was recalled to fill in.

Now he’s returning:

The team appears to continue to be cautious with Santana, not putting him behind the plate for his first game back. The team is keeping Carlin, probably for that reason:

Reporter Paul Hoynes got the scoop on Santana earlier Tuesday morning, by happenstance:

Santana was hitting .245/.360/.387 with just five home runs in 155 at-bats after a 27-homer season in 2011. Indians fans are hoping he’ll change his evil ways.

(Insert groan here.)

For more on the Indians, please visit Let’s Go Tribe and SB Nation Cleveland.

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