Examining the Plight of the Indians’ Struggling Santanas

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One is a long-tenured member of the Cleveland Indians, barring a one-year hiatus in Philadelphia. The other was picked up as a late offseason flyer this past February.

One has secured his spot as Cleveland’s cleanup hitter. The other was added to provide affordable power to the back half of the lineup.

The paths Carlos Santana and Domingo Santana took to Cleveland couldn’t be more different. However, ten games into the 2020 season, these two have more in common than the name on the back of their jerseys.

Both Santanas are struggling mightily at the plate so far this year, and they’re both potentially doing so under the weight of their respective contract situations.

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Casey Drottar is a Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook

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