Junio 6 4:39 PM PT5:39 PM MT6:39 PM CT7:39 PM ET19:39 HE23:39 GMT7:39 4:39 PM MST6:39 PM EST7:09 PM VEN3:39 UAE (+1)6:39 PM CT-The comeback bid of two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has ended because of a torn Achilles tendon. The injury occurred Friday while the left-hander was pitching for the Baltimore Orioles in extended spring training. Santana was struck by a line drive, then stumbled when chasing the ball. Analisis: Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette says an examination determined a tendon tear. Duquette said of Santana: "He won't be able to pitch for the Orioles this season." The 35-year-old Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the New York Mets. Santana's return appeared on course when the Orioles purchased his contract from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday and placed him on the major league disabled list.
Junio 2 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET21:39 HE1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST9:09 PM VEN5:39 UAE (+1)8:39 PM CT-The Orioles announced Monday night they selected Santana's contract from Triple-A Norfolk, but have placed him on the 15-day disabled list as he continues to recover from left shoulder surgery. Analisis: Santana, 35, signed a Minor League contract with the O's in March but has yet to appear in a game. He hasn't pitched at any level since August 2012 with the Mets.
Mar. 4 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 HE17:01 GMT1:01 10:01 AM MST12:01 PM EST12:31 PM VEN21:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Santana has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder. Analisis: The 34-year-old left-hander became a free agent after completing a $137.5 million, six-year contract with the New York Mets, who declined a $25 million option and paid a $5.5 million buyout. Santana, 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 seasons with Minnesota and the Mets, missed the 2011 season following shoulder surgery on Sept. 14, 2010, returned to pitch the Mets' first no-hitter on June 1, 2012, then missed last season after an operation on April 2.