Johan Santana SP BAL 16 Days

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 BAL 7 Months

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 BAL 7 Months

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 BAL 7 Months

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 BAL 7 Months

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 BAL 7 Months

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.

Johan Santana SP BAL 7 Months

Orioles purchased the contract of LHP Johan Santana; placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

He'll now remain in the organization rather than opt out of his minor league deal. Santana has progressed slowly but steadily from a second shoulder capsule surgery and will begin a rehab assignment soon. He figures to use up most, if not all of his allotted rehab time but could be an option for the Orioles' rotation before the end of the month if all goes well.

Johan Santana SP BAL 7 Months

Orioles executive VP Dan Duquette said Monday that they believe they'll be able to work out a deal to keep Johan Santana from opting out of his contract.

The Orioles have until midnight to convince him to move back the opt-out date. Santana has pitched well in extended spring training and will likely move to a minor league affiliate soon if he stays with Baltimore. If all goes well, he could be an option for the team's rotation within the next month or so.

Johan Santana SP BAL 7 Months

Johan Santana (shoulder) will make one more rehab start in extended spring training before moving up to Double-A and Triple-A.

According to the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly, the unofficial schedule is to have Santana make his last extended spring start on June 2, then progressing to Triple-A on June 8 and ending at Double-A on June 13. That schedule would put him on track to be ready to join the Orioles in mid-June. He's got a June 1 opt-out date, which complicates things slightly, but if he's got a shot at joining the rotation he'll likely stick with the O's.

Johan Santana SP BAL 7 Months

Johan Santana (shoulder) threw 76 pitches over 4 1/3 innings Tuesday in his latest start in extended spring training.

Santana, who is making his way back from his second major shoulder surgery, gave up two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out eight batters. He sat in the 86-88 mph range with his fastball. The next step might be an official minor league rehab assignment.