Santana (finger) threw a bullpen session Friday but is not yet throwing his slider from the mound, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He's avoiding throwing the slider as it puts too much pressure in his surgically repaired finger. Since he's not even throwing full bullpen sessions, it doesn't sound like a minor-league rehab assignment is in the works in the near term. As a result, his return before the All-Star break is looking in doubt.
Santana (finger) played catch Thursday and is expected to take the mound for a bullpen session next Thursday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. This marked the first time that Santana participated in any sort of throwing activity since suffering a setback during his rehab assignment with Low-A Fort Myers in late May. He will take some time off to see how his finger feels in the coming days before ramping up his efforts later on next week. If all goes well during that session, a rehab assignment will likely come into view.
Santana (finger) received good news after visiting his surgeon, and he's set to throw in the near future, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Santana was shut down from his rehab assignment after feeling discomfort during a start at Low-A Fort Myers on May 30. However, Dr. Charles Melone was pleased with Santana's progress, and he'll begin throwing again as soon as Thursday. He'll likely still need to complete a minor-league stint before coming off the disabled list, so Santana's return is still a little ways off.
Santana has been recalled from his rehab assignment due to discomfort in his recovering finger, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Santana will be given some time to rest after feeling discomfort during a rehab start for Low-A Fort Myers on Tuesday. So far in his recovery process, he's struggled to get the velocity on his fastball back, and his secondary pitches aren't being thrown effectively. It's unclear at this point when Santana will be allowed to continue pitching in the minor leagues before ultimately coming off the 60-day disabled list.
Santana (finger) gave up a run over 3.1 innings Tuesday while throwing 59 pitches for Low-A Fort Myers. He reached just 88-89 mph with his fastball, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Santana had moved up to Double-A last week, but he was moved back to High-A due a lack of velocity and spin on his curveball. It sounds like he has several more starts before the Twins will consider activating him from the DL, as he'll likely need to get his velocity into the low-90s. Santana is on the 60-day DL after offseason finger surgery.
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