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Royals place first baseman Carlos Santana (ankle) on IL

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Apr 26, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Carlos Santana (41) hits a two run single in the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals placed veteran first baseman Carlos Santana on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right ankle bursitis and recalled third baseman Emmanuel Rivera from Triple-A Omaha.

Santana, 36, was injured in Monday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals and he did not play Tuesday.

He is batting .159 with a .566 OPS and has one home run with six RBIs in 19 games this season. He had his first two-hit game of the season Monday.

Rivera, 25, did not have a hit in six at-bats with the Royals earlier this season. In 32 career major league games, he is batting .240 with a .611 OPS and one home run with five RBIs.

–Field Level Media