Cleveland Catcher Out For Season

BOSTON (AP) – Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana is set to

have surgery on his injured left knee and will miss the rest of the


Santana was hurt Monday night in a home-plate collision with

Boston's Ryan Kalish.

Santana will have surgery Friday to repair his lateral

collateral ligament. The Indians say the recovery time is four to

six months and that Santana is expected to be ready for the 2011


The 24-year-old Santana made his major league debut this season.

He hit .260 with six home runs and 22 RBIs.

The Indians and Red Sox were finishing their series Thursday at

Fenway Park.


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