Pitcher Johan Santana is shutting down his comeback attempt for the 2015 season, due to a toe infection. He hopes to pitch again in winter ball, per TSN Radio. As a result, the Blue Jays granted Santana his release, per The Fan 590.
Johan Santana's throwing program has been slowed by a foot infection, the Blue Jays announced Wednesday, per TSN.ca. The Blue Jays did not provide any further information. Santana was already working his way back from shoulder and Achilles injuries.
Blue Jays southpaw and former standout Johan Santana, who has missed three of the last four seasons to injury, is making slow progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury, Sportsnet is reporting. He remains on a throwing program and is throwing about 100 feet, but has yet to do any mound work. The 36-year-old Santana hasn't pitched extensively since 2012.
Blue Jays pitcher Johan Santana will remain with the organization past his April 28 opt-out date, TSN reports. Santana is progressing slowly in his return from a shoulder injury. He's still throwing from flat ground and has no timetable to pitch off a mound. The two-time Cy Young winner hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012.
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said starting pitcher Johan Santana (shoulder) continues to progress "a little bit slower than expected" on his throwing program, per Sportsnet.ca. Still, Toronto has no timetable for his return. "We'll re-evaluate him at the end of the month," Anthopoulos said.