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Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:36 pm
 
SantanaBy Evan Brunell

The Mets announced that starting pitcher Johan Santana has been diagnosed with left-shoulder fatigue, a complication arising from his shoulder surgery last season.

Santana was originally scheduled to make his second rehab start in the minors on Wednesday, but headed to New York on Tuesday after feeling discomfort, CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler reported.

Santana, who tossed three innings of scoreless ball in his first rehab start, whiffing three and walking none against two hits for high-Class A, will cease throwing but continue exercising. Once his shoulder has improved, he will resume throwing. Due to the setback, Santana may have lost his opportunity to pitch in 2011.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

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Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

"Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm"....

And in related news, the Mets have been diagnosed with suck-ass syndrome.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

Gotta give it up to the Twins, they saw it coming. Johann will possibly max out with a 10-11 win season in the future, but he just doesn't have it anymore. That arm is wasted and tired. Hope I am wrong because he was always one of my favorite pitchers to watch and a big time competitor. But I also don't think I am wrong. How much is he making again?? LOL!!!!



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

a lot of you folks say he is washed up, bad contract and all. He may have had his best years with the twins but his years with yall werent scrub, except the the times on the IR.Now this injury reminds me Phil Hughes. Since he came back, he's shone promise, especially the last game.Maybe the same can happen with Santana, tho it might be next year before he can be,um, healed and pitch like he used to.well, best of luck to yall!!



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

  I was disgusted when they signed Pedro
I was to and it was different. Pedro was no longer a top pitcher and even Boston didn't truly want him. Johan had won 19 games in 2006 and though he slipped to 15 in 2007, he still had 235 K's. He was considered one of the best, if not the best in MLB when the Mets got him. Pedro was considered a huge risk and a fading talent.

The Mets signed him when he was 28. They gave him 7 years because if you remember they had a window to get the deal done or it broke down. The Red Sox and Yankees were waiting to swoop in. No one besides Boston wanted Pedro and they weren't even that interested.

The Mets were also coming off the all-time season-ending choke job and needed an ace. Glavine was gone and the Mets needed a boost in talent and confidence. I despised Omar, but this one wasn't his fault. Pedro, Castillo, Perez, Bay, Alou and so many others were. This one and Beltran, I can't fault him for.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:39 pm
 

Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

I said that he was washed up when he was with the Twins...and nobody listened! I bet the Mets wish they did. Mr. Santana is Mr. Hampton 2.0
 There is a reason no one listened. You were wrong! Johan was 16-7 w/a 2.53 ERA-3 CG-2 SHO & 206 K's in 2008. In 2009 he was 13-9 before ending the season to get bone chips removed. Odds are he would have won 16-17 games if he pitched through the pain which he would've had not the Mets been so far out of it.

Hampton was terrific for the Mets in 2000. That was his only year and the guy was the NLCS MVP. The Mets are glad he left because after that. He was TRULY done. Santana despite the injures won 24 games in 2009-2010. The comparison is poor.

Odds are Johan comes back in 2012. If he does, I'm not betting against him. He's a warrior.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

The announced that starting pitcher has been diagnosed with left-shoulder fatigue, a complication arising from his shoulder surgery last season.

Santana was originally scheduled to make his second rehab start in the minors on Wednesday, but headed to New York on Tuesday after feeling discomfort, .

Santana, who tossed three innings of scoreless ball in his first rehab start, whiffing three and walking none against two hits for high-Class A, will cease throwing but continue exercising. Once his shoulder has improved, he will resume throwing. Due to the setback, Santana may have lost his opportunity to pitch in 2011.

This was the best news possible! It's simply a byproduct of the surgery. Johan tried to accelerate his re-hab because he's a gamer and he might have pushed it too soon. No biggie. Santana was never expected to do much, if anything in 2011. The only ones who saw a July return were the delusional. You don't comeback that soon, at his age, after a surgery like that. I thought he might get a few September starts to ease his mind. That may still happen. If it doesn't, so what? Get him ready for 2012.

If he resumes throwing in a week or 2, he may get a start in the season's last week. Any start would be simply for his peace of mind. The Mets won't be in a pennant race, so the start is like a spring training game. The re-hab should go as planned, once he's no longer sore.

In retrospect, the Santana deal looks like a risky deal. The Mets gave up little(Humber looks good this year, finally) and got a potential stud. The real problem is the length and money they've laid out. As for performance, he was awesome in year one, then got hurt the next 3 years missing most if not all of 2011. However, Santana could return and be a still solid top of the rotation guy. He may never have his old velocity, but he's a pitcher, not a thrower. He could be more Glavanesque over the next few years.

In 2013, the Mets rotation if their plan unfolds would be: Santana, Harvey, Niese, Wheeler and Gee. That would be 2 young power arms, 2 young solid veterans and the crafty Johan. I'll take that anyday over the pedestrian staffs of Omar's reign of error.



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Johan Santana diagnosed with fatigued arm

Yeah I gotta asgree - he was declining when we got him and it was unwise to sign him to such a huge contact at that point of his career.  I was disgusted when they signed Pedro - he was another one who was over the hill - when will they ever learn you cant give these guys such huge contracts based on what they did in the past when they are already cloising in on 30.  


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