Santana (quad) was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The plan was for Santana to return to the Braves' active roster this week, but he tweaked his quad again during a rehab game and that setback will cost Santana the rest of the season. As a light-hitting utility man, Santana won't warrant consideration outside of deep, league-only formats next spring.
Santana (quadriceps) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Monday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. Prior to landing on the DL in mid-August, Santana had seemingly displaced Matt Adams as the Braves' everyday left fielder, but the 26-year-old will have to settle for a bench role now that he's healthy again. With Matt Kemp having beat him back from the DL to take over regular duties in left field and all of the Braves' infield spots occupied by young building blocks, Santana may only be in line for a handful of starts as the season winds down.
Santana (quadriceps) is aiming to return from the disabled list next week, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Santana is nearing a return from the strained quadriceps that forced him to the disabled list Aug. 18. It's possible he'll embark on a brief minor-league rehab stint before rejoining the big club. When he does return, he'll serve as a utility man for the Braves.
Santana was placed on the 10-day DL with a left quadriceps strain prior to Friday's game against the Reds. Santana started the past four games and has played in every contest since Aug. 5, but will miss a chunk of time while recovering from this setback. The outfielder hasn't been swinging the bat well recently, slashing just .161/.175/.286 since the All-Star break. In a corresponding move, the Braves recalled Micah Johnson from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Santana will start in left field and bat sixth Wednesday against the Rockies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. With Santana drawing his fourth straight start in left field and with three of those coming against an right-handed pitchers, it appears he's moved ahead of the lefty-hitting Matt Adams on the depth chart for now. Santana has only gone 1-for-10 in the previous three contests, however, so he may need to start producing soon in order to maintain his regular spot in the lineup.
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