Santana (finger) will make a rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Chattanooga, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports. Santana was set to make an extended spring start Monday but that plan was scrapped due to poor weather. Assuming his rehab starts go smoothly, he'll likely return to the Twins in early- or mid-June.
Santana (finger) is expected to begin his rehab assignment next weekend after throwing in an extended spring training game Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Santana will throw around 60 pitches during Tuesday's outing, which marks his first game back on a mound since starting last season's Wild Card Game in Yankee Stadium. The Twins have yet to announce any sort of concrete plan in regards to the amount of outings Santana will make in the minors, but he appears to be in line for a return to Minnesota in early-to-mid June.
Santana (finger) threw to hitters Monday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic Minnesota reports. Everything went off without a hitch in what was Santana's first live batting practice session since undergoing offseason finger surgery. He'll throw to hitters again Thursday, and if all goes well the veteran will start in an extended spring training game next Monday before hopefully being cleared to begin a minor-league rehab stint. While the Twins haven't specified how many rehab outings Santana will need before being activated, it sounds like he could be ready to return sometime during the first half of June.
Santana (finger) threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Thursday and plans to throw to hitters Monday and Thursday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. If all goes well, Santana would make a start in extended spring training on May 21 and then his first minor-league rehab start on May 26. It's not clear how many rehab outings he'll need, but it sounds like he could be activated from the DL in early June.
The Twins moved Santana (finger) to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic Minnesota reports. The move frees up a roster spot with catcher Jason Castro (knee) heading to the DL but doesn't impact Santana's recovery timetable. The right-hander is now eligible to return May 28 and threw off a mound for the first time Tuesday, making a return at that time or in early June still possible.
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