UPDATED August 4th: Carlos Santana has been formerly diagnosed with a high knee sprain and hyperextension of the same knee which sounds a lot worse than it really is.
Cleveland has put Santana on the 15 day DL, and recalled Lou Marson who isn't a fantasy option right now.
The original article, with advice, is below.
Carlos Santana is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his left knee today, following a collision at home plate with Boston’s Ryan Kalish yesterday.
According to the team's Twitter feed, Santana's knee seemed to be OK says the training staff which is pretty encouraging news, but until the MRI is done there isn’t any way to truly know.
The informal diagnosis at the time of this article is a left knee contusion.
Either way, Santana will stand to miss some time, and fantasy owners should prepare for his absence.
While the catcher position is as thin as a strand of hair, there are a few options worth your time, so let’s take a look:
Miguel Montero – COL: Montero is hitting .317/.378/.482 with four homeruns and 22 RBI, and has an average ownership of 40% in most leagues. Montero is a better hitter at home than on the road, while all of his homeruns have come on the road, so you’ll get a little bit of everything from him.
Chris Snyder – PIT: Snyder was inserted immediately into the Pirates lineup upon arrival, and is currently batting fifth. Snyder is hitting .231/.352/.426 with 10 dingers and 32 RBI, and can offer some power for those of you in need. Snyder is running with a 5% ownership in most leagues.
John Jaso – TB: Jaso was getting some fantasy attention about a month or so ago, and now he could be in line to receive even more with Santana's injury.
Joe Maddon is hitting him at leadoff because of his ability to get on base, and in his last three games, Jaso is 5 for 12 with two doubles, and a triple. He has 24 RBI in 34 games and has an average ownership of just under 6%.