Danny Santana ‘Felt Pretty Good’ In First Game Back With Red Sox After Injury

'I'm just working and working to try to find my spot'

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Danny Santana did not have an ideal start to the season with the Red Sox.

The Boston utility player batted just .167 with three home runs and 10 RBIs before suffering a quadriceps injury in early July.

The ailment resulted a stint on the injured list and one game with the Worcester Red Sox due to weather in the area. But he was activated Monday after Christian Arroyo went to the IL for the third time this season ahead of the Red Sox’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

But Santana responded in a big way, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in Boston’s 13-4 walloping of Toronto.

“It felt pretty good,” Santana told reporters over Zoom after the game. “It was a lot different than the first half of the season.”

So, what was working for Santana?

“Better swing selection and a (being a) little more aggressive when I swing.”

Santana noted all of the work he did in Worcester was in the batting cage due to the rain that has plagued Massachusetts for the month of July. Regardless, he’s happy to finally be producing.

“I feel really good,” Santana said. “I’m just working and working to try to find my spot. Finally I got it.”

We’ll see if this strong night carries over to Tuesday when the Red Sox continue their set with the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m. ET.

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