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Carlos Santana is hitting .333 with a .435 on-base percentage and three home runs in 11 games since returning from the concussion disabled list on June 6. He had posted a .159 average with just 13 extra-base hits through his first 50 games of the season.

"The best players, they'll have a slow start," Santana said. "I knew I'd be OK, and now I feel great."

• On Tuesday, the Indians named Class A Lake County left-hander Luis Lugo the organization's Minor League Player of the Week for June 9-15. Lugo allowed two runs across 11 innings in his two starts, registering 17 strikeouts while walking none. He is 4-0 with a 1.66 ERA since May 27.

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.