Danny Santana has been a relatively useful bench piece for the Braves this season. He has been worth about 0.3 WAR on the season with 0.1 WAR coming in limited duty with the Braves. His performance has exactly jumped off the page with a .230/.287/.402 line in 94 plate appearances, he has come up big in some games and, more importantly, his presence made it possible for the Braves to rid themselves of Emilio Bonifacio.
All of that being said, it looks like the Braves will be without his service for a while
#Braves place INF/OF Danny Santana (bacterial infection) on the 10-day DL. INF/OF Jace Peterson recalled from @GwinnettBraves.— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) July 7, 2017
The loss isn’t a huge one for the Braves, but given that bench depth has been an issue for the Braves in the not too distant past this season it is worth monitoring. The bacterial infection in question is in his leg which sounds quite painful, but is also a hard thing to put a timetable one since we don’t know the severity of the infection nor is there really any way to know how long it will take for it to clear up.
Jace Peterson, meanwhile, has been performing quite well for Triple-A Gwinnett since his demotion. He has slashed .321/.432/.449 over 20 games down there as he looks to improve on his major league performance this go around with the Braves. In 47 games with the Braves, he posted a line of .183/.274/.242 in 2017 and has been worth -1.3 WAR this season.