Indians forge ahead with Carlos Santana experiment at third base
MESA, Ariz. -- Manager Terry Francona said Friday the Cleveland Indians are still considering the relatively unusual role of backup catcher/third baseman for Carlos Santana and will sit down in the next few days to debate how to proceed with the experiment in spring training. In the next week, the regulars will begin to play back-to-back games. Francona said the decision to be made is how to juggle Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall at third base and still get them the necessary at-bats. "We may not be ready to make a decision, so we may have to be a little creative because I don't want to short either one of them at-bats," Francona said. Francona's lukewarm endorsement of Chisenhall might ...