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Acta: Optimistic Santana will be back next week

By Sheldon Ocker Published: June 1, 2012
  Carlos Santana has begun baseball activities and has not shown symptoms of the concussion that sent him to a special seven-day disabled list last Saturday.      
  “”He swung the bat in the cages today,’’ manager Manny Acta said. “”Tomorrow he’s going to catch guys in the bullpen, run the bases and take regular BP. After that, he’ll be tested. If everything is OK, he’ll try to get approval from MLB’’
   Under the various protocols dealing with concussions, a player must be certified by a doctor as fit to play then Major League Baseball makes a final ruling.
   ""I'm optimistic that by next week, we'll have him in the lineup,'' Acta said.
   The off day passed without the Tribe bringing up a player from Columbus to bolster the lineup.
  “”Not yet,’’ Acta said. “”We haven’t made those decisions yet, an our roster is at 25.’’

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