Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jhoulys Alvarez during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
David Dermer
August 12, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) Carlos Santana, still sporting a red mark on the right side of his head, had the perfect idea for what he will do with the foul ball hit by teammate Francicso Lindor that struck him while he was standing in the dugout Thursday night.

''I got the ball,'' Santana said. ''I want him to sign it and I'll put it in my house.''

Santana, who was out of the lineup against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, was able to joke about the incident. He was standing behind the railing on the top step of the dugout when the ball hit him in the head.

Santana was surrounded by Cleveland's trainers and helped to the clubhouse.

''That was kind of scary for everybody,'' manager Terry Francona said. ''He looks really good. It's just nice to see him walking around smiling.''

Lindor knelt a few feet from home plate looking into the dugout while Santana was being attended to, and was still shaken following the game. Santana said he heard from Cleveland's shortstop several times.

''Last night and this morning and every 5-10 minutes we talk,'' Santana said.

Francona said Santana went through a battery of tests Friday and team doctors don't believe he sustained a concussion. A final determination will be made after he completes a series of activities, including playing catch and riding a stationary bike.

''I think you err on the side of caution,'' Francona said. ''If he handles his activity, and if they OK him, then you just go on how he's feeling. If he ramps up the activity and things start to show, then we can put him on the concussion DL and call somebody up.''

Santana, who homered in the first inning Thursday, is batting .242 with 25 home runs and 62 RBIs.

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