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Friday, June 11, 2010
Indians summon top prospect

Reacting to Enrique Rojas' breaking news about Carlos Santana, Jeff Sullivan writes:

It's also bad news for Steve Buffum, who won't have nearly as many chances to type "Tofu Lou" with Marson (presumably) dispatched to Triple-A Columbus, forthwith.

Meanwhile, there are so many things to love about Santana, whose performance has improved as he's moved up the ladder. He was great in fast-A, greater in Double-A, and sublimely brilliant in 56 Triple-A games this year. He's 24, though -- older than Matt Wieters and Buster Posey -- and so it's time to move him up and see what he's got.

It's manifestly unfair to expect Santana, all by himself, to turn the Indians around. Eventually he's going to need some help from Matt LaPorta, Luis Valbuena, and Michael Brantley. But Santana's the real thing, and at the least he'll give Indians fans something to take their minds off last place as we head into the summer.