Omir Santos...Wife's name is Delitza...Has one son; Omir (11/25/06)...Attended East Central Junior College in Missouri.
Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with Cleveland...Spent all but one game of the season with Triple-A Columbus...Made two appearances with the Clippers before having his contract selected by Cleveland on 4/9...Went hitless in his only at bat with the Indians on 4/9 before being optioned back to Columbus on 4/16 for the remainder of the season...Hit his first of three homers on 5/8 vs. Charlotte...Hit .310 (22-for-71) while collecting 10 of his 23 RBI during the month of May...Made first professional pitching appearance on 7/8 vs. Indianapolis; allowed five runs (4 ER) on five hits in 1.0 inning of relief...Threw out 21 percent (15-of-73) of the runners attempting to steal against him.
Started the season at AAA Toledo in the Tigers system where he hit .364 (16-44) in April and hit .333 (11-33) with
runners on base...Contract was purchased by Detroit on May 30 and appeared in 3 games before being designated for
assignment on June 6...Released on June 8 and signed with the Rockies 5 days later and assigned to AAA Colorado
Springs...Had 10 multi-hit games with the SkySox and went a 3-game stretch, August 15-20, where he had at least 3
hits a game and went 10-for-14 w/2 2B, a HR and 6RBI...Combined on the year at Triple-A he hit .310 (63-203) with 16
2B, 2HR & 30RBI in 61 games...Hit a combined .378 (34-90) with runners on base.
After joining the Tigers organization during the off-season as a minor league free agent, he saw action in 11 games
during four separate stints with Detroit during the 2011 season...Sidelined April 7-14 to begin the season with Triple A Toledo due to a left great toe fracture...Had his contract purchased from Toledo by the Tigers on April 19 -- saw action in two games with Detroit before he was
optioned to Toledo on May 3...Sidelined May 27-June 3 with a concussion...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on June 3 -- did not appear in a game with Detroit before he was optioned back to
Toledo on June 7...Compiled a season-high seven-game hitting streak with Toledo June 9-18, batting .385 (10x26)...Forced to the disabled list for a third time with Toledo as he was sidelined July 5-August 16 with a right quadriceps
contusion -- saw action in two games with the Gulf Coast League Tigers as part of an injury rehabilitation assignment...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on August 25 -- started behind the plate that afternoon for Detroit at Tampa Bay
before he was optioned back to Toledo following the game...Hit .286 (8x28) in 10 games for the Mud Hens during August...Recalled by the Tigers from Toledo for the remainder of the season on September 5.
Assigned to Triple A Buffalo by the New York Mets to begin the 2010 season...Saw action in 10 games with Buffalo before his option was transferred to Double A Binghamton on May 6...Sidelined May 10-26 with a right abdomen strain...Recalled by the Mets from Binghamton on June 4 -- did not see action with the Mets before the club optioned him back
to Binghamton on June 6...Landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on June 23 with a fractured right finger...Saw action in 26 games with Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League following the season, batting .200 (17x85)
with four doubles, a triple, home run and six RBI.
Finished 10th among National League rookies in batting average, eighth in RBI,
and 10th in slugging percentage...Had his contract purchased from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on
April 17th...Made his Mets debut that evening as a defensive replacement...Threw out Ryan Braun attempting to steal second base for the final out of the
game on April 18th to close out the Mets 1-0 victory over Milwaukee...For the
year, threw out 15 of 50 baserunners (30 percent)...Made his first start of the season on April 19th vs. Milwaukee...Went 2-4, with
a run scored, a double and a triple...His double in the bottom of the second
inning was the first extra-base hit of his career...Had a career-best six-game hitting streak from April 19th-April 28th...Hit .292
(7-24) with four runs scored, one double, one triple, one home run and four RBI
over that span...Connected on his first career home
run on April 27th vs. Florida, a grand
slam in the bottom of the first inning
off Anibal Sanchez...He became the
third player in franchise history to
have a grand slam as his first major
league home run...The other Mets to
accomplish the feat were Jose Reyes
on June 15, 2003 at Anaheim and
Jack Hamilton on May 20, 1967, vs.
St. Louis...He was the fifth active player to collect
his first RBI on a grand slam, joining
Chase Utley (April 24, 2003 vs.
Colorado), Jeremy Hermida (August
31, 2005 vs. St. Louis), Kevin
Kouzmanoff (September 2, 2006 at
Texas) and Justin Maxwell (September
11, 2007 at Florida)...Hit a two-out, two-run home run off
Jonathan Papelbon in the top of the
ninth inning on May 23rd at Boston...
The two-run shot helped the Mets to
a 3-2 victory...Connected on his first walk-off hit
with his game-winning single in the
bottom of the 11th inning against
Florida on May 29th...The RBI single
scored Gary Sheffield and gave the
Mets a 2-1 victory...Had a career-high four hits on June 22nd vs. St. Louis...Hit home runs in consecutive games on July 24th and July 25th at Houston...It
was the first time in his career that he hit home runs in back-to-back games...Connected on his first career pinch-hit home run on September 16th at Atlanta
(off Mike Gonzalez)...Had a pinch-hit single on August 1st vs. Arizona...It was
his first career pinch-hit after beginning his career 0-6...Hit safely in 14 of his last 22 games with an at-bat...Collected 12 RBI over this span...Batted .289 with one home run and four RBI in 14 games for Criollos de Caguas in
the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Spent the majority of the season with Norfolk (AAA) of the International League...Recalled on September 5th from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League and made his major league debut that night vs.
Oakland...Went 0-1 after entering the game in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement...Appeared in 11 games and made three starts for Baltimore...Recorded his first hit on September 23rd vs. Tampa Bay...Singled off James Shields in a 5-2 loss...Posted a .333 (66-198) bating average in May, June and July...Batted .316 (18-57) in 17 games in May, .329 (24-73) in 20
games in June and .375 (24-64) in 17 contests in July...Fashioned an 21-game hitting streak from May 12th-June 19th (32-80, .400)...Named to the International League's squad for the Triple-A All-Star Game in Louisville, KY...Played in one game at first base, June 25th vs. Charleston...Went 4-5 with a season-best four RBI vs. Scranton-Wilkes on June 6th...Also had 12 games with two hits and four games with three hits...Put together back-back three-hit games vs. Rochester on July
17th and July 18th...Named to the Puerto Rico Winter League All-Star team after hitting .313 (35-112) in 31 games for Criollos de Caguas.
Went to spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster player for the second straight season.
Led Eastern League catchers with a .996 fielding percentage.
Posted career highs in hits and total bases (148).
Assigned to Single A Battle Creek to begin the 2004 season...Had his contract transferred from Battle Creek to Single A Tampa on July 12...Collected a season-high five hits on August 20 at Dunedin...Batted .328 (22x67) in 23 games during August...Named the 29th-best prospect in the Yankees organization following the season by Baseball America.
Saw action in 82 games as he spent the entire 2003 season with Battle Creek.
Named to the New York-Penn League's All-Star team and to Baseball America's Short-Season All-Star team after
spending the season between Greensboro (A) of the South Atlantic League and Staten Island (A) of the New York-
Selected by the Yankees in the 21st round of the June 2001 draft, he made his professional debut with Staten Island.