This is the 25th day of spring training for the Indians. It has officially become Groundhog Day, where every day is just like the one before it.

The season opener against the A’s in Oakland is 23 days away. So let’s start observing.

1. Crossroads at the hot corner? The Indians knew this wasn’t going to be an incident-free transition. Their saving grace was that Carlos Santana, at least in practice, didn’t look like a catcher trying to play third base.

The problem is that every time Santana gets into a Cactus League game, that’s exactly what he looks like. Right now, Lonnie Chisenhall and every other third baseman in camp look better than Santana when it comes to defense.

No. 1, Santana hasn’t gotten a lot of chances. No. 2, when he has gotten a chance, he’s looked stiff and uncomfortable. Maybe things will improve when he starts playing two or three games in a row.

If it doesn’t work, Santana can always go back to being a full-time DH and a backup third and first baseman. Santana’s bat, not his glove, will always be his calling card.