1B,DH - PIT
Carlos Santana has signed a one-year, $6.7 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 36-year-old will enter his 14th MLB season as a 1B option and potential primary DH for the Pirates. Santana hit .202/.316/.376 with a 102 wRC+ in 2022, a slight improvement over his 2021 season. The Pirates also acquired 1B Ji-Man Choi this offseason, so it remains to be seen how much playing time the veteran will have in 2023.
Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with one run Tuesday against the Athletics.
Santana picked up an infield single to open the second inning. An error and walk later and Santana scored on a bases loaded walk drawn by Sam Haggerty. That was the lone hit and run on the night for Seattle in what will be a game to forget for the Mariners as they remain right in the middle of the AL wild card race.
Carlos Santana went 2-for-5 with five RBIs, two runs and one strikeout Monday against the Angels.
Santana took a 3-1 fastball deep to left field off Angels starter Jose Suarez in the fifth inning for a grand slam. He later crushed a solo home run. It was the second game in this one series with two long balls for Santana to go along with seven home runs overall in his last nine games.
Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs, one walk and one strikeout Friday against the Angels.
Santana came through with his second multi-home run game of the month. His first long ball of the night came as a two-run shot in the third inning off Angels starter Michael Lorenzen. His second was a solo shot in the final frame to cut the deficit to 8-7, which went on to be the final score. Santana hasn't offered the Mariners too much overall at the plate, but he has hit some timely home runs so far in his tenure with Seattle.
Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs and one strikeout Friday against the Braves.
Santana was nearly the whole Mariners offense on the night, putting Seattle on the board with a two-run home run off Charlie Morton in the second inning. He later hit a solo shot in the seventh inning. Santana has now gone deep 14 times this season for Seattle, but he is still hitting below .200 on the season and remains off the fantasy radar.