UPDATES & NEWS
Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a 10-3 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.
The 2014 season has been a major struggle for Santana, who found himself hitting in the eight spot in the Indians lineup on Friday night. However, he has shown some signs of life lately, registering at least one RBI in five of his last seven games while sporting a .280 average over that stretch (7-for-25). Even with his recent production Santana is still sitting under the Mendoza Line (.176 BA) making it very difficult to start him on a regular basis, but at least there is hope considering his play this month. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Ravens announce extension for cornerback Jimmy Smith.
The deal is said to give him an average of just under $10 million per year. Smith was heading into the final year of his rookie contract – a reported $6.9 million option that the team picked up before last season. Considering his level of play and contributions on defense, it would have been quite the bargain but probably would have left a bad taste in the cornerback's mouth. He should be all smiles though heading into camp now with a new deal. Analysis: Howard Bender