DH has scarcely played position
CHICAGO (AP) – The Indians will likely start designated hitter Carlos Santana in left field in Game 3.
Without a DH because they’re playing in a National League ballpark, the Indians are prepared to put Santana, who has only played the position for a few innings in his career, out in left at Wrigley Field, where he’ll have to deal with the wind and the rowdy bleacher crowd never mind the pressure.
Indians manager Terry Francona said he has “anxiety” in making the move but feels it gives his team the best chance to win.
Santana, who hit 34 homers during the regular season, last played left in 2012 during a 14-1 loss. He’s been taking fly balls in preparation for his start and said he’s excited about the opportunity.