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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Carlos Santana to be re-evaluated

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Carlos Santana will be tested for concussion-like symptoms after the Cleveland Indians catcher fell ill one day after taking a foul ball off his mask, manager Terry Francona told reporters on Monday.

Carlos Santana
Indiana catcher Carlos Santana, who took a foul ball off the mask on Sunday, was sick and did not play Monday.

Santana, who was sent back to the team hotel and didn't play in the Indians' 6-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday, was hit in the catcher's mask by a foul tip on Sunday.

"He was sick, but because he got that foul tip, we had to be cautious," Francona told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "We don't know if he's sick or he has concussion-like symptoms, so we sent him back to the hotel and we'll re-evaluate him and we'll go from there."

Santana, who also plays third base, was originally supposed to be the Indians' designated hitter on Monday. He is hitting .159 this season with six homers and 17 RBIs.

The Indians, who won 92 games and made the playoffs as a wild card team last season, trail Detroit by 6½ games in the AL Central.