Sergio Santos RP TOR 2 Months

Santos was outrighted to Double-A Hew Hampshire on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

The affiliate concludes its season Monday, so the next step in Santos' own campaign is unknown. In any case, he doesn't seem to factor into the Blue Jays' playoff push, after posting an 8.57 ERA, 2.19 WHIP, and 29:18 K:BB in 21 innings with the big club this year.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 2 Months

Santos was designated for assignment Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

After his call-up Sunday, Santos made two appearances, the latter of which was a disaster (three runs via two homers Tuesday). If he clears waivers, he'll return to Triple-A Buffalo, but his stay may be brief with rosters expanding in September.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 2 Months

Santos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

He has been dominant at Triple-A, giving up zero earned runs with 16 strikeouts in 10.2 innings, and he'll likely start logging high-leverage innings right away in Toronto's bullpen.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 3 Months

Blue Jays sent RHP Sergio Santos outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Jays had designated the disappointing reliever for assignment earlier in the week. He could get another chance later this season if he irons out his issues at Buffalo.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 3 Months

Blue Jays designated RHP Sergio Santos for assignment.

Santos had posted a dreadful 7.78 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings this season out of the Blue Jays' bullpen. But the 31-year-old right-hander registered a 1.75 ERA and 0.58 WHIP in 25 2/3 frames last season and could draw interest from teams on the waiver wire.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 4 Months

Blue Jays activated RHP Sergio Santos from the 15-day disabled list.

No corresponding move has been announced yet, but it's possible that Brett Cecil will be heading to the disabled list. Santos should quickly work his way back into a setup role in front of closer Casey Janssen.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 5 Months

Sergio Santos (forearm) is scheduled to throw one final bullpen session on Sunday, and if all goes well he'll head to Florida for a minor league rehab assignment.

As long as he continues to progress, Santos should be able to rejoin the Blue Jays bullpen in mid-June. With the current state of the bullpen, as long as he pitches well in his return, he could quickly regain his role as the primary setup man in front of closer Casey Janssen.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 5 Months

Sergio Santos (forearm) felt great after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday morning.

Santos will throw another side session on Saturday and could then be cleared for a rehab assignment. He is on track to return to the Blue Jays' bullpen in mid-June. The right-hander has been out since May 11.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 5 Months

Sergio Santos (forearm) hopes to throw two bullpen sessions this week.

Santos is hoping to throw on Friday and possibly again on Sunday before resuming his rehab assignment. The reliever had a setback with his forearm soreness last week but is evidently feeling better. He should return relatively soon as long as he can avoid further setbacks.

Sergio Santos RP TOR 5 Months

Sergio Santos (forearm) recently suffered a setback in his recovery.

Santos had been progressing in his recovery from forearm soreness before he felt something in the forearm while throwing long toss from approximately 120 feet. "I wouldn't call it a big, big setback," Santos said. "When I got out to 110, stepping on it a little bit, didn't hurt, wasn't painful, just backing off for a day, resting and then throwing again. Good enough distance, playing catch, throwing. It felt fine, the ball was coming out good." He'll be shut down for a period of time before beginning to ramp up his throwing again. The setback probably costs Santos another few weeks at least, making late June look like the earliest he might be back.