Santana (elbow) will likely remain on the DL through the All-Star break, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The Brewers have been mum on Santana since he landed back on the disabled list, and apparently that's because there has been little progress to report. While it's uncertain when he may be able to start ramping up his activity, the team will continue being cautious as they have no reason to rush Santana back.
The Brewers placed Santana (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Friday. Santana sat out the last two games with elbow soreness and apparently was not showing much improvement, so the Brewers decided to give him a couple weeks to recover without taking up a roster spot. Alex Presley saw most of the action in right field when Santana was last on the disabled list in late May, but Ramon Flores has played more of late, so he may get that opportunity this time around.
Santana is dealing with elbow soreness, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Santana is recently returned from a shoulder injury that caused him to miss several weeks and is now reportedly dealing with an elbow issue. He'll miss a second straight start as a result. Details concerning the nature of the problem are likely to be released in the coming days, but for now, he should be considered day-to-day.
Santana is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the A's. Santana will get the day off after starting the last four games for the Brewers. The 23-year-old is hitting .234 on the season but just .200 since returning from the DL on June 3rd.
Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, an RBI, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's 6-3 victory over the Phillies. The 23-year-old hit safely for the third straight game, and launched his first homer since May 1 versus the Marlins. Santana is currently hitting seventh, after his leadoff spot was claimed by Jonathan Villar during Santana's DL stint. However, continued production the likes of what he's been able to generate since his return could certainly facilitate a move up the order in the coming weeks.