Johan Santana SP TOR 3 days ago

Santana (shoulder) is progressing, but is not expected to throw off a mound until mid-April, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

The Blue Jays will look to Santana and possibly Randy Wolf at some point if their rookies (Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez) struggle in the rotation. Still, as a seventh or eighth starter returning from serious injury, Santana is only worth an investment in the deepest of leagues.

Johan Santana SP TOR 1 month ago

Santana (shoulder) signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays that includes an invite to major league spring training, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

The 34-year-old lefty hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, when he posted a 4.85 ERA, 4.09 FIP and 111:39 K:BB over 117 innings for the Mets. He signed with the Orioles last spring, and after recurring shoulder issues delayed his potential debut, Santana went down for the season with a torn Achilles at extended spring training. He then played for a team in the Venezuelan Winter League, only to be shut down early when shoulder discomfort again reared it's head. An MRI revealed no structural damage, and the Blue Jays thus decided to take a very small risk on the former Cy Young winner. Now that Santana's with a team, it's possible that we'll get some more solid information on his shoulder.

Johan Santana SP TOR 2 months ago

Santana, who is dealing with shoulder discomfort, will miss the remainder of the Venezuelan Winter League championship series, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Santana is hoping to make a comeback this season, and while a recent MRI revealed no structural damage, his history of shoulder issues means any problem is likely significant. If he feels better within the next few weeks, Santana could still make a bid to sign with a major league team.

Johan Santana SP TOR 2 months ago

Santana will miss the Venezuelan Winter League finale due to shoulder discomfort, but an MRI revealed no structural damage, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

Santana has been working out with a Venezeulan winter ball team with hopes of making a comeback this season, but suffered another setback with more shoulder discomfort. While the lack of structural damage is encouraging, team's may be less willing to ink the veteran if he continues to show signs of a bum shoulder.

Johan Santana SP TOR 4 months ago

Santana is working out with a Venezuelan winter ball team and is intent on a making a comeback, Jon Heyman of reports.

As Santana was approaching the final stretch in his recovery from a shoulder injury, he tore an Achilles during an extended spring training outing, effectively bringing his season to a close. However, Santana was coming back from a second torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder and his comeback was hardly a sure thing before his Achilles injury. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012.

Johan Santana SP TOR 10 months ago

Orioles transferred LHP Johan Santana from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Josh Stinson on the 40-man roster. Santana tore his Achilles tendon during a start in extended spring training on Friday and will miss the rest of the season.

Johan Santana SP TOR 10 months ago

Johan Santana has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.

Santana sustained the injury while retrieving a ball during an extended spring training appearance on Friday. It's a very tough break for the veteran southpaw who was expected to join the Orioles rotation in a couple of weeks. It's unclear if this will end his career, or if he'll once again attempt to rehab and make another comeback.

Johan Santana SP TOR 10 months ago

Johan Santana (shoulder) had his Achilles examined after injuring himself when he retrieved a ball following a hit by pitch.

It sounds like some pretty bad luck for Santana, though the results of the exam are not yet known. Santana was on track to join the Orioles' rotation on June 19, but that date might now have to be pushed back. The O's should have an update on the left-hander later Friday.

Johan Santana SP TOR 10 months ago

Johan Santana (shoulder) is scheduled to make an extended spring training start Friday of five innings and around 75 pitches.

Santana is a total fantasy wild card in his return from another shoulder surgery, but the veteran left-hander was recently added to the Orioles' 40-man roster and could join the Baltimore rotation as soon as June 19.

Johan Santana SP TOR 10 months ago

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that the club is projecting Johan Santana (shoulder) to join the rotation on June 19.

The skipper also didn't dismiss the possibility of using a six-man rotation once Santana is ready. The veteran left-hander has reach the upper-80s during recent extended spring training starts and will make his first rehab start on Sunday at Triple-A Norfolk. Santana is a total wild card but isn't a bad stash in deeper fantasy formats.