Catcher Carlos Santana, heralded as the top prospect in the Indians organization, underwent hand surgery yesterday to remove a fracture of the hamate bone in his right hand.
The Eastern League Player of the Year experienced soreness in the hand and wrist during his short stint in winter ball. The surgery was performed by DR. TOM GRAHAM at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, MD.
Rehabilitation and recovery from this procedure is eight-to-ten weeks and Santana is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2010 season.
Right-hander Adam Miller faced yet another set back in his surgically repaired right long finger. Because of the setback another surgical procedure was required and no timetable has been given for when Miller will return to baseball activities.