Tribe News and Notes: June 23, 2012

June 22, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Carlos Santana (41) during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Manny Acta treasures return to his baseball home: Indians Insider | cleveland.com

Three years ago, Manny Acta had a choice between the Indians and the Astros, who both offered him the job as manager. But even though Acta spent most of his professional career in the Houston organization, he chose the Indians, as he believed the Astros were about to undergo a major rebuild, and he didn't want to relive that.

Santana working to improve at the plate | indians.com: News

Pitchers aren't the only players who need help with mechanics; Santana's swing is undergoing a re-tooling as well:

The Indians have indicated to Santana that they'd like to see him more "quiet" with the bat and his stance at the plate. It's a suggestion Santana is taking to heart.

"Sometimes you need to change your approach," he said. "Right now I've got too much movement, but I'm working on it."

The other issue in my mind is that he's constantly getting fooled by changeups or other offspeed pitches. He's still walking, but isn't doing much more than that. In the last 28 days, he's hitting .185/.318/.259.

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