Spring training injury update: Jonny Venters to see Dr. James Andrews

Jonny Venters will make the dreaded trip to see Dr. Andrews next week. (USATSI)

The New York Mets were dealt a big blow on Thursday, as it was announced that left-hander Johan Santana has a "probable" re-tear of his left shoulder capsule. Surgery is a possibility and could very well be career-ending. Suddenly, some minor bumps and bruises don't seem so bad. Here's the rest of Thursday's injury news:

  • Oakland Athletics : RHP Fernando Rodriguez underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday. He will miss the entire 2013 season. (MLB.com)
  • Atlanta Braves : LHP Jonny Venters (elbow sprain) will visit Dr. James Andrews next Wednesday. He had Tommy John surgery performed by Andrews back in 2006. (MLB.com)
  • San Francisco Giants : Manager Bruce Bochy said 3B Pablo Sandoval (elbow) was set for another full day of activity on Thursday. He's hopeful Sandoval can play on Friday. (Joe Stiglich)
  • Miami Marlins : 1B Logan Morrison (knee surgery) will start running on the field next week. He's hopeful of returning to the big leagues by mid-May. (Miami Herald)
  • Baltimore Orioles : RHP Jair Jurrjens has sore ribs but no broken bones after being hit by a line drive on Wednesday ... OF Chris Dickerson is day-to-day with an Achilles problem ... OF Trayvon Robinson has no timetable for his return. He's out with a glut strain. (Baltimore Sun)
  • San Diego Padres : IF Logan Forsythe (plantar fasciitis) will be out for at least six weeks. He'll spend the next three weeks in a boot. (San Diego Union-Tribue)
  • Philadelphia Phillies : OF Delmon Young (ankle surgery) will remain in Florida after the team heads north for the start of the season. The Phils have not put a timetable on his return and he could be out until May. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Boston Red Sox : SS Stephen Drew is likely to start the season on the seven-day concussion DL. (Boston Globe)
  • Minnesota Twins : 1B Justin Morneau was scratched from Thursday's game with mild back tightness. (Star Tribune)
  • Chicago White Sox : SS Alexei Ramirez has a right shoulder contusion. He was hit by a pitch on Wednesday and X-rays were negative. (MLB.com)
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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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