Domingo Santana

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Domingo Santana
Domingo Santana Houston Astros July 2014.jpg
Santana with the Houston Astros in 2014
Seattle Mariners – No. 16
Born: (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 27)
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 2014, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.259
Home runs75
Runs batted in232

Domingo Alberto Santana (born August 5, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers


Houston Astros[edit]

Santana signed as an international free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies in March 2009, receiving a $330,000 signing bonus.[1] The Phillies traded Santana to the Houston Astros on July 31, 2011, with Jon Singleton, Jarred Cosart, and Josh Zeid, in exchange for Hunter Pence.[2][3] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[4]

Santana batting for the Oklahoma City RedHawks in 2014

The Astros promoted Santana to the major leagues from the Oklahoma City RedHawks of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) on July 1, 2014.[5] He debuted the same day, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.[6] After batting 0-for-13 with 11 strikeouts, the Astros demoted Santana to Oklahoma City on July 6.[7]

On March 13, 2015, Santana was optioned to the Fresno Grizzlies of the PCL. He was recalled on June 16. That same day, he collected his first major league hit on an RBI single to right that scored Evan Gattis.[8]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On July 30, 2015, the Astros traded Santana, Brett Phillips, Josh Hader, and Adrian Houser to the Milwaukee Brewers for Carlos Gómez and Mike Fiers.[9] The Brewers assigned Santana to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the PCL, and promoted him to the major leagues on August 21.[10] He missed most of the 2016 season with a shoulder and an elbow injury.[11]

In spring training of 2017, Santana competed for the starting right field job, ultimately winning the job. On July 26, 2017, Santana hit the longest home run in the history of Nationals Park, a 475-foot (145 m) shot which landed on the concourse behind the left field stands. Santana continued as the starting right fielder for the remainder of the season, finishing with 30 home runs and 85 RBIs in 151 games.[citation needed]

Before the 2018 season, the Brewers acquired Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, leaving Santana to serve as a bench player for the beginning of the season.[12] Through 189 at bats, he was hitting .249 with three home runs and 17 RBIs off the bench before being demoted to Colorado Springs on June 23.[13] He batted .283 with eight home runs in 55 games for the Sky Sox. The Brewers recalled Santana on September 1.[14] As a pinch hitter, Santana batted 9-for-22 (.409) in the final month of the season.[15]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On December 21, 2018, the Brewers traded Santana to the Seattle Mariners for Ben Gamel and Noah Zavolas.[16] In the Mariners season opener in Japan on March 20, Santana hit a grand slam to help lift the Mariners to the win over the Athletics. [17]

In 2019 he batted .253/.329/.441.[18] He had the highest strikeout percentage in the major leagues (32.3%).[19] In 2019, on defense he led all major league outfielders in errors, with 9.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Santana's father played for the Astros' organization.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Five minutes with Domingo Santana -". April 19, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Phillies acquire Hunter Pence". ESPN. July 31, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (July 30, 2011). "Astros land two top prospects, intriguing arm". Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  4. ^ "Astros add Cruz, Santana, Wojciechowski to 40-man". November 21, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  5. ^ McTaggert, Brian (July 1, 2014). "Astros recall trio of Triple-A prospects". Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  6. ^ McTaggert, Brian; Vernon, Mike (July 2, 2014). "After being called up, Santana makes first start". Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Astros demote struggling Santana". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros - Play By Play - June 16, 2015 - ESPN". Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  9. ^ "Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers traded to Houston Astros for prospects". July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  10. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (August 21, 2015). "Domingo Santana excited about opportunity". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  11. ^ "Brewers by position: Domingo Santana flashes potential in right". February 22, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  12. ^ McCalvy, Adam (May 24, 2018). "Brewers add Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain". Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers recall Brad Miller, send down struggling Domingo Santana". June 23, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  14. ^ FOX Sports Wisconsin (September 1, 2018). "OF Santana, C Nottingham among five Brewers call-ups". FOX Sports. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  15. ^ Johns, Greg (May 24, 2018). "Mariners get Domingo Santana for Ben Gamel". Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Mariners acquire outfielder Domingo Santana from the Brewers". The Seattle Times. October 16, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  17. ^ "Domingo Santana hits grand slam in Tokyo". Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  18. ^ "Domingo Santana Stats". Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  19. ^ "Major League Leaderboards » 2019 » Batters » Advanced Statistics | FanGraphs Baseball". January 1, 2019. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  20. ^ "2019 Major League Baseball Fielding Leaders". January 1, 1970. Retrieved October 7, 2019.

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