Johan Santana SP BAL 3 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 3 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.

Johan Santana SP BAL 3 Months

Johan Santana (shoulder) will have one more outing in extended spring training before going out on a minor league rehab assignment.

Santana went four-plus innings Thursday in an outing in extended spring training and added another 10 pitches in the bullpen. He reported topped out at 90 mph on his fastball, which is promising news. Santana is still a big gamble after his second major shoulder surgery, but it looks like he could be a factor for the Orioles at some point this season.

Johan Santana SP BAL 3 Months

Johan Santana (shoulder) went four-plus innings in a start Thursday at extended spring training.

Santana allowed one run on three hits, at one point hitting 90 mph with his fastball. This is promising stuff from the rehabbing left-hander, who hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2012 season. Baltimore signed the 35-year-old to a minor league contract in March and the hope is that he'll be a rotation option later this summer.

Johan Santana SP BAL 3 Months

Johan Santana (shoulder) is slated to throw four innings or 65 pitches Thursday in an extended spring training game.

Santana has already completed two extended spring training outings, hitting between 87-89 mph with his fastball. The veteran left-hander is a lottery ticket after another major shoulder surgery, but the Orioles are hoping he'll pay off at some point this season.

Johan Santana SP BAL 3 Months

Johan Santana threw another successful session in an extended spring game on Friday.

He didn't pitch as well as he did the last time out, but the most important thing to take away was that he felt fine. He's still reportedly hitting between 87 and 89 mph with his fastball and could be an option for the Orioles at some point in June if he continues to progress.

Johan Santana SP BAL 4 Months

Johan Santana (shoulder) threw 28 pitches over two innings in an extended spring training game Monday.

Santana was hitting 87-89 mph with his fastball -- a marked improvement over where he was just a couple weeks ago. The veteran left-hander could be an option for the Orioles at some point in early June.

Johan Santana SP BAL 4 Months

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said in an interview Sunday that Johan Santana (shoulder) is hoping to be major league-ready by June 1.

Santana had his first extended spring training start rained out Saturday, as he'll pitch on Monday instead. The lefty's progress to this point has been good, as he's up to the 86-87 mph range with his fastball. He should join a minor league affiliate before long. Obviously, Santana is a complete wild card, but the Orioles are encouraged so far.

Johan Santana SP BAL 4 Months

Johan Santana (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game Saturday.

Santana hit 87 mph with his fastball in a simulated game on Wednesday, an improvement on where his velocity was a few weeks ago. The left-hander will continue to rebuild his arm strength at the Orioles' spring training complex. He shouldn't be counted on for much this year.

Johan Santana SP BAL 4 Months

According to Peter Gammons, Johan Santana has seen his velocity slowly climb and isn't far away from being ready to return to the big leagues.

Santana is now up to 85 MPH and continues to make steady progress. He has his sights set on becoming the winningest Venezuelan pitcher of all time, though fantasy owners shouldn't expect much even if he does make his way to the Orioles.