MINNEAPOLIS – (Feb. 16, 2012) – Shock Doctor®, the authentic market leader and creators of innovative, performance-driven sports protection and the #1 mouthguard in the world, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with top Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher, Carlos Santana of the Cleveland Indians. Santana joins Ryan Mathews, Percy Harvin, Nick Leddy and Jack Johnson on Team Shock Doctor, the company’s elite group of professional athletes who serve as brand ambassadors and utilize Shock Doctor protection and performance gear.

Committed to producing the most innovative protection equipment and growing its baseball product line, Shock Doctor will have Santana serve as a product development advisor, giving detailed input from a professional player’s perspective for the company’s baseball protection products while also serving as a representative for the brand on and off the field.

“Shock Doctor has shown a strong commitment to helping baseball players perform better and stay protected,” said Santana. “I am excited to be a part of Team Shock Doctor, to have the opportunity to wear Shock Doctor’s innovative baseball lineup and help them grow their brand at all levels.”

“Carlos is a great athlete with a strong work ethic that embodies the spirit of our brand,” said Tony Armand, CEO of Shock Doctor. “We’re excited to add him to the Team Shock Doctor roster as we grow in the sport of baseball; his feedback will be used to help develop products that will benefit athletes at all levels.”

In his first full season in the (MLB), Santana led the Indians in home runs (27) and on base percentage (.351), while also leading all MLB catchers in runs scored (84) and ranking second in home runs.

When the Cleveland Indians play their first spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds on March 4, 2012, Santana will make his debut in:

  • Velocity Motion 360 Short Sleeve Shirt;
  • Shock Doctor’s Ultra Catcher’s Sliding Short with Ultra X-Fit Cup Pocket;
  • Velocity ShockSkin Wrist Band Guards;
  • Shock Doctor Custom Mouthguard- customized on for Carlos

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