by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) The Blue Jays transferred Sergio Santos to the 60-day disabled list Sunday to make room on the roster for the addition of Thad Weber, MLB.com reports.
Santos had minor surgery to clear bone spurs and chips from the joint in his right elbow. He's expected to be out until at least late June.
Surgery to delay Sergio Santos' return
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that pitcher Sergio Santos will have "minor" elbow surgery to clear bone spurs and chips from the joint in his right elbow, the Toronto Star reports. Santos has been out since the second week of the season because of a strained right triceps and is expected to be sidelined an additional six weeks following surgery.
Sergio Santos to face live hitters
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos (elbow) is expected to make an appearance in an extended spring training game Thursday, Sportsnet.ca reports. Santos has already participated in three bullpen sessions.
Thursday will be his first test against live batters since being shelved with a right triceps strain. If everything goes smoothly for Santos over the next few weeks, the hurler could rejoin the Blue Jays in late May.
He hopes to begin a rehab assignment next week with Class A Dunedin, though he still does feel some triceps discomfort. He calls it "manageable."
"We’re going to find out one way or the other," Santos said. "I don’t want to waste any more time. I want to get healthy. We’re going to push it."
Sergio Santos making progress
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos has begun throwing again, MLB.com reports Sunday. That said, there remains no timetable for his return.
Santos, on the DL with a minor right triceps strain, was sent to the team's minor league complex in Dunedin, Fla., to work through his issue and he's begun to make some progress.
"Playing catch up to 90 feet, feels great," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said of Santos. "So he'll obviously progress at some point here to a bullpen [session]. Right now, no setbacks at all. We don't have a date yet, but as long as he doesn't have any setbacks, we expect to get him back as soon as we get him into a game and maybe get him a back-to-back appearance."
Sergio Santos will not throw for a week
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos has a strained flexor pronator and will not throw for a week.
Santos has been limited to 4 1/3 innings due to injuries. He will be re-evaluated after resting for a week.
Sergio Santos shifted to disabled list
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) As expected, the Blue Jays placed pitcher Sergio Santos on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained triceps in order to open a spot on the active roster for third baseman Brett Lawrie. The move is retroactive to April 14.
Sergio Santos to go on disabled list
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) The Toronto Blue Jays will place reliever Sergio Santos on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and will activate infielder Brett Lawrie. Santos is dealing with a tricep strain, MLB.com reported Monday.
Santos shook off the injury to appear in games Friday and Saturday against the Royals. He allowed only a walk over 1 2/3 innings in those appearances with two strikeouts, but the injury clearly wasn't gone.
The move is retroactive to April 14.
Sergio Santos back in action
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos shook off a triceps injury and made his first appearance since April 6 during Friday's contest against the Royals.
Santos came in for J.A. Happ in the sixth and pitched a scoreless inning. He struck out one and needed just 14 pitches to retire the side. Santos has a 2.45 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP through his first 3 2/3 innings of work.
Segio Santos good to go
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos will be available to pitch Thursday.
Santos was held out of Wednesday's game with a tight triceps muscle. The injury was not serious, and he shouldn't miss any more time.
Sergio Santos has tender triceps
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) The Blue Jays avoided using reliever Sergio Santos in Wednesday's game at Detroit due to a tender triceps, the National Post reports. Toronto skipper John Gibbons said Santos would have pitched in the eighth inning had he been available.
Santos said he was not feeling too great Monday, but felt OK for this game. Still, he should be considered day-to-day.
Sergio Santos ready for second chance
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos is looking forward to a fresh start in 2013 with Toronto, MLB.com reports.
Acquired to serve as closer prior to the 2012 season, Santos suffered a right-shoulder injury that derailed his year. The 29-year-old was shut down after six games and surgery cost him the rest of his year.
"It feels like it's a whole new experience for me; a whole new opening day," Santos said. "I'm really looking forward to closing the chapter on last year and really looking to moving onto this year."
Santos will not close games for the Blue Jays with Casey Janssen healthy, but he is looking forward to making important contributions out of the bullpen.
"You don't get too many second chances, and hopefully I can have a chance to get out there in big situation and kind of come through," Santos said. "I just know that if I pitch the way I know I can pitch, I hope that the Jays fans will be rooting for me and cheering me on."
Time to get excited about Casey Janssen again
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/25/2013) He may have only two spring appearances under his belt, but Blue Jays right-hander Casey Janssen, who is working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, already has declared himself ready to go for the season, which leads me to believe he'll be filling the role he was supposed to have all along: closer.
After all, he struck out the side on 10 pitches in his second Grapefruit League appearance Monday against the Phillies. If that's not midseason form, I don't know what is.
With all the improvements the Blue Jays made to their starting rotation this offseason, I really like Janssen this year. Just look at his WHIP last year. With a reasonably high number of save opportunities, he would have been a top-five reliever. I cooled on him when his slow recovery seemed to pushing the Blue Jays toward Sergio Santos, but now, all is right the world again.
Janssen is the closer for (presumably) one of the best teams in baseball, yet he might be the 27th reliever taken in your league. Sounds like a bargain to me.
Sergio Santos strikes out three in relief outing
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013)Sergio Santos struck out three with a walk and no hits in a scoreless relief inning for the Blue Jays on Friday against the Red Sox.
Santos has a 4.50 ERA in spring training so far, but his strikeout abilities certainly haven't deserted him. He has eight in just six spring innings, against two walks and five innings. He'll be worth keeping an eye on if Casey Janssen gets hurt or is ineffective early in the season.
Sergio Santos cutting into Casey Janssen's value
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/15/2013) Wait, Sergio Santos and not Casey Janssen will close for the Blue Jays to begin the year?
That's what the Toronto Sun says. Considering manager John Gibbons declared Janssen his closer in early February, I'm thinking the Sun is just assuming the 31-year-old right-hander will not have recovered from his offseason shoulder surgery in time.
Still, it cuts into his sleeper appeal a good bit. It's kind of like the Ryan Madson-Ernesto Frieri situation in Los Angeles. If Santos performs well in the role to begin the year, who's to say he won't keep it?
I still trust Janssen a little more than Madson, but I can understand letting him slip past Jonathan Broxton and Addison Reed now.
Sergio Santos the favorite to close?
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013)Sergio Santos appears to be the "leading candidate" to begin this season as the Blue Jays closer, according to the Toronto Sun. The Sun adds that between Santos and Casey Janssen, Santos is "further down the road to full recovery."
Janssen continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery and has yet to see action this spring, while Santos has pitched three innings, allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk and recording three strikeouts.
Sergio Santos vows to be ready
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) MLB.com reports that Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos has no doubt he will be ready by opening day. Santos has been hampered this spring by a sore right triceps muscle. Santos returned to action in a minor-league game Wednesday after missing a week.
"I don't foresee anything why I shouldn't be ready for opening day," said Santos, who might be the team's replacement closer if Casey Janssen (shoulder) misses the start of the season. "If opening day was next week, I feel like I would be ready. So from my standpoint, the way I see it now, I feel like I am 100 percent ready moving on from here."
Santos dismisses soreness
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) Toronto relief pitcher Sergio Santos tossed a bullpen session Sunday for the first time since being pulled from a game last week with soreness in his triceps, the team's radio analyst reports. Santos, who said he first experienced the issue after last Sunday's Grapefruit League game, did not report any problems following his bullpen work. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Santos was pulled as a precaution.
Santos sidelined after outing
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) The Blue Jays announced Tuesday that relief pitcher Sergio Santos will stay out of action until Saturday, after he felt soreness in his triceps following Sundays outing. Manager John Gibbons made it seem more like a precaution than anything. "Nothing yet that were too alarmed about because theres still so much spring left," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters.
Santos focused on pitching
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos appeared in a game Sunday against the Orioles for the first time since last April because of shoulder surgery. Santos needed just six pitches to retire the side and hit 95 mph on the radar gun twice, according to the Toronto Sun. Sergio came out and it was a matter of him getting his feet under him out there, pitching coach Pete Walker said. He wasnt jumping at home plate. He was staying within himself and still had some velocity, even as he wasnt trying to throw hard. Santos said he's in a good frame of mind coming off injury. Im back to the place where when I let the ball go Im not worrying about how bad its gonna hurt, he said. Now, its where do I have to put this pitch. Last year Im out there, knowing its hurting and wondering how I can adjust. This year, theres the target, theres the pitch and I just have to execute it.
Santos won't be held back
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) The Toronto Sun reports Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos won't be held back this spring after having shoulder surgery in July. Since November and into December Ive pretty much been back on a normal throwing schedule, he said. It has felt great, there have been no hold-backs, nothing to stop me. Ill throw my bullpens on schedule and Ill throw my innings when Im supposed to throw. The goal is to get out of here healthy and ready to start the season. I threw a bullpen (Thursday) and it was at about 90 percent and it felt great. By the time we break camp, Ill be at 100."
Santos to setup to start
(2/6/2013) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced on Tuesday that Casey Janssen will open the season as the closer. Janssen converted 22 of 25 save chances last season while posting a 2.54 ERA in 62 appearances. Sergio Santos was also being considered for the ninth-inning job. "We'll go with Casey -- he is coming off a great year," Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "Sergio missed the whole year, and that's big in this case. Especially a guy with the experience level he has. He's only been pitching for a couple of years."
Santos may return to closing
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/31/2012) The Toronto Star reports that Blue Jays reliever Sergio Santos will be sufficiently recovered from shoulder surgery to be ready for spring training. Santos appeared in only six games for Toronto last season before going on the disabled list in April and ultimately undergoing surgery in July. The converted shortstop started the 2012 season as the Blue Jays' closer, and according to the Star, he will be given an opportunity to win the job back this spring. In his absence, Casey Janssen picked up the closer's role and converted 22 saves.