Santana working to improve at the plate

Santana working to improve at the plate

HOUSTON -- Carlos Santana continues to struggle at the plate from the cleanup position, but it hasn't gotten the Indians' catcher down.

"I don't stop working," Santana said prior to Friday's game against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. "I work every day."

Santana was hitting .192 for June entering Friday, and had not homered in 14 games this month.

The Indians have indicated to Santana that they'd like to see him more "quiet" with the bat and his stance at the plate. It's a suggestion Santana is taking to heart.

"Sometimes you need to change your approach," he said. "Right now I've got too much movement, but I'm working on it."

Santana said that the pressure of hitting in the cleanup spot isn't the problem.

"I don't feel any pressure," he said. "I hit fourth in the lineup last year. I'm feeling good and I'm trying to keep working every day."