Santana (elbow) is now throwing on flat ground at 120 feet, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Santana looks to be progressing on schedule as he returns from Tommy John surgery and should begin throwing from the mound some time later in the year. The 27-year-old will miss the entire 2019 campaign, but should be ready to go at the start of 2020 if his rehab continues to progress smoothly.
Santana (elbow) was placed on the 60-day IL, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2019 season. Since he had the procedure in October, he could be ready for the start of the 2020 season.
Santana (elbow) recently increased his throwing distance off flat ground to 90 feet, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Both Santana and Chad Kuhl are at the same stage of their respective recoveries from Tommy John surgery and aren't expected to resume mound work until later in the season. Santana is slated to miss the entire 2019 campaign but should report to camp next spring with few restrictions, if any.
Santana (elbow) played catch Monday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Santana threw with teammate Chad Kuhl, who is recovering from a Tommy John surgery of his own. Santana will not return to game action this season, as the procedure (which he underwent in October) carries a recovery timeline of at least 12 months.
Santana (elbow) will be ready to resume throwing when spring training begins in February, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Santana underwent Tommy John surgery last September and is on track to miss all of 2019 while recovering from the procedure. The fact that he's close to throwing again suggests Santana has progressed as anticipated up to this point, but he still has several more hurdles to clear in his rehab.
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