Santana was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a right intercostal strain. The move is retroactive to Sept. 28.
It's unclear exactly how long the right-hander has been dealing with the injury, as his only appearance in the past three weeks came on Sept. 20. Since the move is backdated, Santana will be eligible to be activated for the first game of the NLDS next Friday, though it's unclear if he's expected to be healthy by that point.
Santana was reinstated from the paternity list prior to Saturday's game against the Padres.
He has given up one earned run with two strikeouts and three walks in five innings across five appearances this month. Look for Santana to work in low-leverage situations down the stretch.
Santana was placed on the paternity list Wednesday.
Santana tossed a scoreless inning against the Diamondbacks on Monday, but he'll now be away from the team for up to three games. Left-hander Dylan Lee's contract was selected to take his place in the bullpen.
Santana was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
The right-hander was demoted to Gwinnett on Sunday but will quickly rejoin Atlanta with Josh Tomlin (neck) heading to the injured list. Santana has a 3.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 31:9 K:BB over 37.2 major-league innings this season.
Atlanta optioned Santana to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
Santana was cast off the active roster to make room for starting pitcher Ian Anderson (shoulder), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled outing Sunday versus the Giants. Though he scooped up fluky wins in three straight relief appearances earlier this month, Santana has worked in largely low-leverage spots out of the Atlanta bullpen this season. Over 37.2 innings, he's recorded a 3.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and three holds.
Santana (2-0) retired the only batter he faced via strikeout and earned the win Friday over Washington.
Starter Kyle Muller wasn't able to complete five innings, so Santana was brought into the game. He struck out Victor Robles, and the right-hander ended up in line for a win when Atlanta rallied in the bottom of the fifth. Santana has allowed just three runs in his last 13.1 innings dating back to the start of July, but he has yet to see much high-leverage work. The 29-year-old has a 3.51 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 27:7 K:BB across 33.1 innings while adding three holds.
Santana has allowed only one run over his last eight appearances (nine innings) dating back to June 18, posting a 1.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB over that stretch.
The 29-year-old right-hander isn't seeing much high-leverage work -- he has zero wins, saves or holds during that time -- but the performance could move him up in the bullpen pecking order in the second half. Santana's best route to fantasy value might come if Atlanta is forced to deploy bullpen games more often to cover the holes in its rotation.
Santana was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
Santana spent just over a week in the minors but will return to the major-league roster after Huascar Ynoa (hand) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Santana has made four relief appearances for Atlanta this year and has allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out one in three innings.
Santana was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
The 29-year-old was called up by Atlanta at the end of April and gave up two runs on four hits with one strikeout and two walks in four appearances. Santana could return to the majors later in the year as the team rotates its bullpen pieces.
Santana was recalled by Atlanta on Friday.
Santana was picked up in a trade from Pittsburgh in early April. He hasn't pitched since 2018 due to Tommy John surgery and a PED suspension, but his 3.31 ERA in 84.1 innings of relief at the highest level suggests he can be a useful member of the Atlanta bullpen.
Santana was acquired by Atlanta from the Pirates on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.
The 29-year-old will head to the alternate training site for his new team after being designated for assignment by Pittsburgh at the start of the week. Santana last pitched in 2018 due to Tommy John surgery and a PED suspension, but he's performed well across 88 big-league appearances with a 3.31 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 74:24 K:BB over 84.1 innings.
Santana was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Santana will make room on the 40-man roster for Kyle Keller, acquired in a trade from the Angels in a corresponding move. Santana hasn't pitched since 2018 due to Tommy John surgery and a PED suspension, but his 3.31 ERA in 84.1 innings at the major-league level could lead another team to claim him off waivers.
Santana was optioned off the major-league roster Monday.
Santana was potentially in the mix for a bullpen spot but didn't help his chances with a poor spring, allowing seven runs in 4.2 innings. He hasn't appeared at the major-league level since 2018 due to Tommy John surgery and a PED suspension.
Santana gave up six earned runs on five hits and a walk while recording just one out against Baltimore on Monday.
Monday's struggles likely make it an easier decision to start Santana in the minors. The bullpen is already crowded, and the right-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery and then serving a suspension for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing drug. Fortunately for Santana, MLB reduced his PED suspension from 80 to 60 games, allowing for the time served last season to suffice.
Santana made his spring debut Friday, striking out one batter in a scoreless inning against the Phillies, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
He threw seven of nine pitches for strikes, sat consistently at 93 mph with his fastball and retired the side in order. Santana missed the 2019 season recovering from Tommy John surgery and served a suspension last year after testing positive for PEDs. The 29-year-old registered a 3.26 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 66.1 innings with a 54:12 K:BB in 2018. While he's behind the likes of Richard Rodriguez, Kyle Crick and others for save opportunities, he could eventually move into high-leverage situations as he works his way back from a two-year absence.
The Pirates placed Santana (suspension) on the restricted list Sunday.
Pittsburgh made the move shortly after it was announced Sunday that Santana had received an 80-game suspension following his positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Boldenon. The transaction opens up an extra spot on the 40-man roster and spells an official end to the right-hander's season, as he won't be an option with the Pirates only playing 60 games in 2020. He'll serve out the final 20 games of his suspension at the start of the 2021 season.
Santana tested positive for Boldenon and received an 80-game suspension Sunday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
Santana missed the 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery but was cleared for full participation before reporting to spring training in the spring. The 28-year-old had a 3.26 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 54:12 K:BB over 66.1 innings in 2018, but he won't be seeing game action in 2020 or early 2021.
Santana was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
Santana was able to pitch this spring after missing all of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. While he's apparently healthy, he won't be opening the season in the big leagues despite his strong 3.31 ERA in 84.1 career innings at the highest level.
Santana, who hurled a scoreless inning against the Blue Jays on Monday, hasn't given up a run in three frames this spring.
After missing all of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Santana has looked good in the Grapefruit League. While he's not expected to serve as Pittsburgh's closer at the start of the season, he could pitch in high leverage situations. Santana registered a 3.26 ERA, 54:12 BB:K and 20 holds in 66.1 innings in 2018.
Santana (elbow) was cleared for full participation before he reported to spring training this week, Stephen J. Nesbitt of The Athletic reports.
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in October 2018, Santana was sidelined for the entire 2019 season, though he was at least able to advance to mound work in August. The right-hander apparently cleared all the remaining hurdles in the recovery process over the winter, so he should get a legitimate chance to compete for a spot in the Pirates' bullpen this spring. During his last big-league season in 2018, Santana posted a 3.26 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 54:12 K:BB in 66.1 innings.
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|09/11||vs MIA||L 4-6||1.0||2||1||1||1|
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|09/05||@ COL||W 9-2||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|09/04||@ COL||L 6-7||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|08/23||vs NYY||L 1-5||0.2||1||2||2||0|
|08/16||@ MIA||W 12-2||1.2||1||0||0||2|
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|2015||ASX-West Virginia Black||30.0||14||0||0||1||0||3||32||5||25||2.70||1.000|