Ervin Santana SP ATL 4 Days

Ervin Santana held the Mets to one run over seven innings Saturday in the Braves' 7-5 victory.

Santana was again excellent, scattering six hits and two walks over his seven frames while racking up seven strikeouts. He's 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 24/4 K/BB ratio through 21 innings (three starts) with Atlanta. A home start against the Reds is next.

Ervin Santana SP ATL 9 Days

Ervin Santana struck out 11 while allowing one run over six innings Monday against the Phillies.

Santana left with a one-run lead that grew to four runs, but it was blown by Luis Avilan in the eighth. After two starts for the Braves, Santana has both a 0.64 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP.

Ervin Santana SP ATL 14 Days

Ervin Santana dazzled in his Braves debut, shutting out the Mets over eight innings and getting the win in Wednesday's start.

Santana allowed only three hits, struck out six, and walked none. The Braves signed Santana in March after losing two starters to injury. If he can continue pitching like he did in 2013, when he finished with a 3.24 ERA in 211 innings, the Braves may be able to overcome their health problems.

Ervin Santana SP ATL 14 Days

Braves recalled RHP Ervin Santana from Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves sent Santana to Gwinnett to start the season in order to build up his stamina a bit more. He's ready to go now and will make his National League debut on Wednesday against the Mets.

Ervin Santana SP ATL 15 Days

Ervin Santana will make his Braves debut Wednesday against the Mets.

Santana didn't sign with the Braves until around mid-March, so he wasn't properly stretched out for the start of the season. He allowed six runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings Friday in a start with Triple-A Gwinnett, but the results weren't as important as simply getting his pitch count up. The Braves are hoping for big things from him this season with Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy both out for the year.

Ervin Santana SP ATL 22 Days

Ervin Santana is scheduled to join the Braves' rotation on April 9.

Santana still needed to be stretched out a bit more after signing late, as he'll pitch 5-6 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. Assuming he gets through that outing with no issues, he'll be cleared to face the Mets next week. Santana will be a huge part of Atlanta's rotation this season following the injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy.

Ervin Santana SP ATL 24 Days

Braves optioned RHP Ervin Santana to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Santana will get stretched out a bit more before rejoining the Braves' rotation on April 8 or 11. The right-hander signed on earlier this month after injuries hit some other Braves' hurlers hard.

Ervin Santana SP ATL 29 Days

Ervin Santana pitched three innings and allowed two runs Tuesday against the Tigers.

Santana is still getting stretched out after signing late. He allowed four hits, walked none and struck out one today. The plan for him is to join the Braves rotation for either the eighth or the 11th game of the season.

Ervin Santana SP ATL 1 Month

Ervin Santana made his spring debut on Thursday and allowed one run in two innings against the Mets.

The run was his own fault: he was able to grab Eric Young Jr.'s game-opening bunt down the first base line, but he made a poor throw, perhaps because he was worried about hitting Young with the ball. It was ruled a single, and Young came around to score. Santana will need a couple of more tuneups before pitching in a regular-season game. The AJC's Dave O'Brien said his first start will likely come on April 9 (the eighth game of the season) or 12 (the 11th game).

Ervin Santana SP ATL 1 Month

Ervin Santana could make his Grapefruit League debut later this week.

Santana threw his first live batting practice session for the Braves on Monday and looked good. He signed with the club just five days ago, but the right-hander has kept his arm in shape so it isn't really surprising that he's nearly game-ready.