Carlos Santana is a Dominican-American professional baseball designated hitter and first baseman for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Santana made his Major League Baseball debut on June 11, 2010, with the Cleveland Indians.
In 2010, he signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Despite progressing through the organization’s farm system, Santana was traded to the Indians in 2008.
Prior to his debut, he was regarded as one of the team’s brightest prospects. He batted third in the Indians’ lineup during his debut, making him the first player in an Indians jersey to do so since Jim Norris in the late 1970s.
The right-handed first baseman/catcher/third baseman has spent his entire career with the Indians and is still on the team as of the fall of 2014.
In 2012, he extended his deal with the Indians for another five years and $21 million. For the 2016 season, the team holds an option on him.
Carlos Santana Parents: Who Are Carlos Santana Parents?
Carlos Santana has not yet shared the names of his parents, however, it has been reported that his parents filed for divorce when he was 15.
Carlos and his five sisters chose to live with their mother after the divorce proceedings. Staying away from his father propelled him to grab the opportunity to play baseball, meanwhile emerging as a father figure to his sisters.
As lucky as he is, Santana got signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers and received a bonus worth $75,000, taking a part of the money to buy his mother a house.