The Cleveland Indians' starting catcher, Carlos Santana, is working on staying sharp in the Dominican Winter League. He is playing for Leones del Escogido. He was involved in a minor scare yesterday when he had to be removed from the game.
According to Buster Olney of ESPN, it was for precautionary reasons. He should be fine.
Carlos Santana fouled a ball off his right leg tonight and was removed for precautionary reasons. Trainers not concerned at this point.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 2, 2012
Santana has spent the last three seasons with the Indians after coming up in June of 2010. He was signed as an international free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004 then traded to the Indians in 2008.
In his career, Santana has hit .247/.363/.443. Last year, he hit .252/.365/.420 with 18 home runs. Santana is signed to a five-year $21 million deal. There is a team option for the sixth year. He will make $8.25 million at the height of the guaranteed years of this contract.