It appears Tito isn't ruling out moving Carlos Santana to the outfield.
The 32-year-old Santana has only played 10 career games in the outfield (seven in right field and three in left field).
Could we see Carlos Santana in the outfield this season? #Indians manager Terry Francona said they still need to talk, but mentioned Santana's athleticism and wanting to play the field rather than DH.— Nick Camino (@NickCaminoWTAM) February 16, 2019
Santana appears to be on board with the move if that's what manager Terry Francona thinks is best for the team, telling reporters, "
Carlos Santana is ‘happy, happy, happy’ to be back with the Cleveland Indians https://t.co/Fa0iHWMZ8J— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) February 17, 2019
"Knowing Carlos, he's never been the biggest fan of DH-ing," Francona told MLB.com. "Some of that may have to come with how we're configured. I was proud of him for being willing to do it, I just thought physically it wasn't that hard for him. He's a better athlete than people give him credit for."
Santana is coming off of a season in 2018 that saw him hit .229 with a .352 OBP, 24 homers and 86 RBI in 560 at-bats with the Phillies. The veteran's potential position change will definitely be one of the more interesting developments of spring training.