Domingo Santana

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Domingo Santana
Domingo Santana Houston Astros July 2014.jpg
Santana with the Houston Astros in 2014
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 16
Right fielder
Born: (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 25)
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 2014, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
(through September 20, 2017)
Batting average .261
Home runs 46
Runs batted in 137
Teams

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

Career[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, triple-A affiliates of the Houston Astros, 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 0-4 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]

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]

On July 26, 2017, Santana hit the longest home run in the history of Nationals Park, a 475 foot shot which landed on the concourse behind the left field stands.

Personal life[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Five minutes with Domingo Santana - Philly.com". Articles.philly.com. 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". Houston.astros.mlb.com. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Astros add Cruz, Santana, Wojciechowski to 40-man". Houston.astros.mlb.com. November 21, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ McTaggert, Brian (July 1, 2014). "Astros recall trio of Triple-A prospects". MLB.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ McTaggert, Brian; Vernon, Mike (July 2, 2014). "After being called up, Santana makes first start". MLB.com. 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". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers traded to Houston Astros for prospects". ESPN.com. 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. 

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