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Rookie catcher Santana gets day off

Rookie catcher Santana gets day off

PITTSBURGH -- Carlos Santana did not take the field for the first time in his Major League career on Saturday, as Mike Redmond got the start at catcher.

Indians manager Manny Acta said the decision had nothing to do with starter David Huff, as he was just giving Santana the day off and trying to keep Redmond sharp.

"Mike is our backup catcher, Santana's our everyday guy and we'll play him when we feel we need to rest Carlos," Acta said. "That's the backup catcher's job, and he's been very good at it."

Santana played in every inning in all seven of the Indians' games since his Major League debut on June 11, batting .333 with one home run and five RBIs.

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