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57 Johan Santana SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 3/13/1979 | Birthplace: Tovar Merida, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Baltimore | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $24,644,708 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 263.50
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Johan Santana expected to pitch in Venezuela in January


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Free agent pitcher Johan Santana is preparing to pitch in Venezuela in January, his agent Edward Greenberg said, per the New York Post. Santana has been rehabbing since suffering a torn Achilles tendon in June.

Duquette: Orioles re-signing Johan Santana is a possibility


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Wednesday starting pitcher Johan Santana continues to rehab his Achilles injury in Florida under the supervision of the team's training staff. Duquette added re-signing Santana is a possibility and the front office will watch him throw when he's ready.

Santana was close to joining the Orioles' rotation in June before suffering a torn Achilles tendon during an extended spring training game.


Johan Santana transferred to 60-day disabled list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) The Orioles transferred pitcher Johan Santana to the 60-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against the Red Sox. Santana suffered a torn Achilles tendon, and is out for the year. He last pitched in 2012.

Johan Santana's season ends with ruptured Achilles


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) The Orioles announced Friday that pitcher Johan Santana has suffered a torn Achilles tendon, and is out for the year.

Santana suffered the injury while fielding a ball during extended spring training earlier in the day, and an MRI confirmed the severity of the tear Friday. The extent of the rehabilitation from the injury will extend beyond this season, and Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun he will not pitch for the Orioles this season.

Santana has been working his way back from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the majors all last season. At this point, his future as a professional pitcher is very much in doubt. 


Johan Santana hurts Achilles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Right-hander Johan Santana tweaked his Achilles while retrieving a ball. The Achilles has been examined.

Santana, who has been signed by the Orioles, is supposed to join their rotation in about two weeks. That date could be pushed back due to the latest injury. He has nearly recovered from shoulder surgery.


Johan Santana nearing rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Orioles starter Johan Santana is set to make an extended spring training start Friday, where he is scheduled to throw 75 pitches. After that, he could begin working in minor-league games, according to MASNSports.com.

Santana could report to Triple-A Norfolk following Saturday's outing, for the official start of a minor-league rehab assignment. Assuming he does not suffer a setback, Santana might be in the rotation by the end of June.  


Johan Santana projected to return June 19


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Orioles are projecting pitcher Johan Santana to be activated from the disabled list June 19, masnsports.com reports.

Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 and is currently recovering from shoulder surgery. He'll likely pitch in a few rehab outings before making his return. The team is considering moving to a six-man rotation once Santana is ready.


O's purchase contract of Johan Santana, place him on DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) The Orioles have purchased the contract of pitcher Johan Santana from Triple-A Norfolk and placed him on the 15-day disabled list, MASN Sports reports. The move was made hours before the midnight deadline.

Santana is coming off left shoulder surgery and has not pitched in the majors since 2012. He'll likely go on a rehab assignment soon before he is reinstated from the disabled list.

Orioles facing midnight deadline on Johan Santana


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) The Orioles have until midnight to work out an agreement with pitcher Johan Santana, who can opt out of his minor-league deal, reports the Baltimore Sun. If Santana sticks around, the Orioles will put him on a rehab plan that could bring him back to the majors around June 18, the report said.

The two-time Cy Young award winner, who's coming off shoulder surgery, has not pitched in the majors since 2012.


Johan Santana nearing return to minor-league action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) The Orioles have put together a plan for pitcher Johan Santana's return to game action, the Baltimore Sun reports Wednesday.

Though the plan is still to be confirmed, the team wants Santana pitching in minor-league games by the second week of June. He would throw an extended spring start June 2, followed by a trip to Triple-A Norfolk Jun 8. If those go well, he could go to Double-A Bowie June 13, with a possible chance to join the major-league club after.

Santana is working his way back from shoulder surgery, and has not pitched in the majors since 2012. 


Johan Santana goes 4 1/3 innings in extended spring start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana threw 76 pitches over 4 1/3 innings in an extended spring training start, allowing two runs on six hits, reports MASNSports.com. Santana struck out eight and walked none.

He's expected to be assigned to an affiliate next, though he has an opt-out clause in his minor-league contract.


Johan Santana's May opt-out clause not a concern


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Johan Santana, who is working his way back from shoulder surgery, has an opt-out clause in his minor-league contract at the end of May. However, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said that shouldn't be a concern, per The Baltimore Sun.

"That’s open for discussion. I think the June 1 date was a date we had in mind that he would be close to being ready for the big leagues," Duquette said. "It’s a fluid situation."


Johan Santana to make last extended spring start Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Johan Santana (shoulder) will make his last start in extended spring training Tuesday, according to MASNsports.com. He will then be assigned to a minor-league affiliate.

Johan Santana one start away from rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana is one step away from beginning an official minor-league rehab assignment, MLB.com reports Thursday.

Santana will make one more start in extended spring training before going off for a rehab assignment, manager Buck Showalter said Thursday. Santana tossed four innings Thursday in an exhibition game Thursday, and will make his next in five days.

"I think that was the plan," Showalter said. "Whether that gets jumped up or not, I don't know."

The Orioles expect Santana to need all 30 days for his rehab assignment, as he works his way back from a shoulder injury that cost him the entire 2013 season. 


Johan Santana set to pitch against Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana will throw four innings Thursday during a rehab game, according to the Baltimore Sun

Santana will throw about 65 innings during the start. It will come during an extended spring training game. Santana is working his back after shoulder surgery. 


Johan Santana getting more extended spring work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana tossed 51 pitches in another extended spring training start on Friday. The Orioles want to build up Santana's innings a bit more before assigning him to a minor league club, MASN Sports reports.

Santana, who is working his way back from a second shoulder surgery, signed a minor league deal during the offseason. He has not pitched professionally since 2012.

Johan Santana to get more work Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana , who threw 51 pitches in his second rehab start Saturday, will pitch again Friday, manager Buck Showalter said. Santana is working his way back from a second shoulder surgery.

Johan Santana tosses 51 pitches in second rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana tossed 51 pitches in his second rehab start Saturday, according to MASN.

Santana lasted 2 1/3 innings during the appearance. His fastball velocity was down slightly, hitting between 84 mph and 88 mph. 


Johan Santana feels good after extended spring outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Johan Santana (shoulder) said he feels good Tuesday after throwing 28 pitches in an extended spring game Monday, per The Baltimore Sun. Santana said he is just dealing with normal soreness.

Santana's fastball was clocked between 86-89 mph, while his changeup was at 75-76 mph during Monday's outing.


Johan Santana clocked at 87-89 mph in extended spring training debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana (shoulder) made his extended spring training debut on Monday, MASN Sports reports. Santana threw 28 pitches in two innings, allowing one hit while striking out four. His fastball clocked at 87-89 mph, according to the report. He's expected to throw again on Saturday.

O's targeting June 1 for Johan Santana


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the target date for starting pitcher Johan Santana (shoulder) is June 1, per MLB Network Radio. Duquette said Santana has been looking good so far.

Johan Santana has extended spring appearance rescheduled


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana will have to wait a few more days before making his extended spring training debut, MLB.com reports. Santana's was scheduled to pitch on Saturday, but the game was rained out. He will pitch on Monday instead.

Santana is coming off a second shoulder surgery, and was able to top 84 mph in a recent simulated game. Because the Orioles are off on Monday, Manager Buck Showalter will be present for Santana's outing.

Johan Santana to throw Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana will pitch in an extended spring game Saturday, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Santana is slated for a side session Monday if that appearance goes well. He's working his way back from shoulder surgery, and was said to be throwing 84 mph in a recent session. 


Johan Santana's velocity improving


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana has seen his velocity slowly improve as he attempts to make it back to the big leagues, according to Peter Gammons.

Santana has seen his velocity creep up to 85 mph recently. It's a far cry from Santana's vintage velocity, but represents an upgrade after his shoulder issues. There's a sense Santana isn't that far away from a possible return.


Johan Santana to throw batting practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Johan Santana (shoulder) will throw batting practice Thursday at the team's spring complex in Florida, per The Baltimore Sun.