Indians general manager Mark Shapiro indicated that Carlos Santana is not close to being promoted to the major leagues.
"While he continues to flourish offensively, defensively he continues to be a work in progress," said Shapiro. "His offensive ability is so strong that we feel it's important to utilize every day possible in the minor leagues to develop his defense. His game calling and leadership have made strides, but his throwing has to improve." Santana, 24, is batting .316/.450/.580 with 11 homers and 45 RBI for Triple-A Columbus, but has thrown out just seven of 29 would-be basestealers (19 percent) this season. The Indians don't have to worry about his "Super Two" status any longer, so we'll have to give Shapiro the benefit of the doubt here. Still, Santana should be safely stashed away in most formats, because he could be summoned from the minor leagues at any time.