Connect to share and comment

Preview: Braves at Mets

The sample size is small considering Bartolo Colon has pitched 414 games since making his major-league debut in 1997, but the New York Mets right-hander has handled the Atlanta Braves. Colon takes the mound Saturday when the Mets host Atlanta in the second game of a weekend set, bringing a 4-0 career record with a 1.20 ERA in four starts against the Braves. Atlanta counters with Ervin Santana, who has emerged as a linchpin of the Braves’ revamped rotation with dominant outings in his first two appearances.

Baseball: Orioles sign southpaw Santana after long layoff

Johan Santana, twice named his league's top pitcher, signed a deal with Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday as he bids to make a comeback after undergoing left-shoulder surgery. Santana last pitched in August 2012 for the New York Mets, the southpaw missing the 2013 campaign while recovering from surgery last April. He also missed the 2011 season with a similar injury.

Cleveland Indians - PlayerWatch

LHP Johan Santana officially became a free agent on Nov. 1 after the Mets declined his $25 million option for 2014. Instead, the team paid him a $5.5 million buyout. Santana, 34, missed the entire 2013 season following shoulder surgery, and it's unclear whether he will be ready for the start of the 2014 season. He ended up making $137.5 million in his six years with the Mets, during which he went 46-34 with a .318 ERA in 109 starts. Santana last pitched in a major league game Aug. 17, 2012.

Preview: Royals at Twins

Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe has hit 20 percent of his 40 career homers against Kansas City. The Twins and Royals conclude a four-game series on Sunday, one day after Plouffe hit his eighth homer against Kansas City pitching to give Minnesota its second win over the first three contests. Plouffe had three RBIs and stretched his hitting streak to 11 games, the second-longest of his career behind last season’s 17-game stretch.

Johan Santana to undergo shoulder surgery this week

U.S. Sports Desk, Mar 31 (EFE).- Star New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana, is ready to undergo shoulder surgery again early this week, the team said on the weekend. The surgery on the Venezuelan lefthander is necessary to correct the second consecutive tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder and doctors are trying to save his career. Dr. David Altcheck will be in charge of the surgical team that will operate on Santana, who will probably be out the entire season for the second time in three years.

Baseball: Second surgery likely for Mets ace Santana

New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said Friday that he didn't believe Johan Santana's landmark no-hitter last June was a factor in the star hurler's latest shoulder injury setback. "This was not a product or a byproduct of the no-hitter, or at least I don't feel that (it) was in any way, shape or form," Warthen said from the team's training base in Florida as he discussed the diagnosis revealed Thursday of a new tear in Santana's left shoulder.
Syndicate content