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). Two of those 10 appearances came in the 2016 World Series when Santana played in Games 3 and 5 against the Chicago Cubs. Santana has spent most of his ​MLB life as a catcher, first baseman and third baseman.

If Jack Bauers is going to be Cleveland's starting first baseman next season, the Indians will likely want to keep Santana's glove on the field in some fashion rather than moving him to the DH spot. 


Santana appears to be on board with the move if that's what manager Terry Francona thinks is best for the team, telling reporters, "If Tito needs me to be in the outfield, then I'll do it 100 percent."

"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.