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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Orioles Injury Update: Johan Santana placed on DL


By on 6/03/2014 06:15:00 AM

The Baltimore Orioles head into a series against the Texas Rangers today with a 28-27 record, third in the American League East. They are keeping themselves in thick of things in the division despite a pitching staff that is 24th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 4.21. There is some good news, sort of, on pitcher Johan Santana, who was called up from Triple-A Norfolk. But don't expect to see Santana any time soon, as he was placed on the 15-day disabled list.


As reported by Tim Healey of MLB.com, Santan underwent surgery in April 2013 to repair his torn shoulder capsule and continues to recover from the surgery.  He signed a Minor League contract with the Orioles in March, but has yet to appear in a game at any level.  The last time he pitched in a game was back in August 2012 while with the Mets.

When Santana is ready to join the Orioles, he'll join a rotation that consists of Chris Tillman, Ubaldo Jimenez, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Bud Norris. The Orioles rotation has had only 20 quality starts this season, which ranks 27th in the league.

Santana, a 12-year Major League veteran, has pitched for the Twins and the Mets. He is a two-time Cy Young Award winner and four-time All Star. During his last season in 2012, he went 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts. Santana has a career record of 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA. In 2,025 2/3 innings, he's allowed only 1,726 hits and 567 walks, while striking out 1,988.









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