Santana was activated off the COVID-19 injured list Monday.
Santana spent just two days away from the team. His absence was never expected to be a long one, as he was merely on the injured list while experiencing the side effects of the coronavirus vaccine.
Santana was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday due to the side effects of his coronavirus vaccine shot, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The issue is unlikely to sideline Santana for more than a day or two. Garrett Cleavinger was recalled in a corresponding move.
The Dodgers recalled Santana from their taxi squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Rockies.
He'll be added to the bullpen as a replacement for Tony Gonsolin, who was placed on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation. Santana is expected to work as a multi-inning reliever during his time on the 26-man roster.
Santana won't be included on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The coaching staff evidently felt the team was better off carrying another lefty reliever to begin the season, so Scott Alexander was awarded the final spot in the bullpen over the right-handed Santana. The 24-year-old is expected to spent the next month at the Dodgers' alternate site or as a member of the taxi squad before reporting to Triple-A Oklahoma City for the start of the minor-league season in May.
Santana could make the Opening Day roster in a bullpen role, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
Santana has looked good so far this spring, hurling four scoreless innings and giving up only one hit while striking out five. The right-hander was primarily a starter in the minors, so he could function as a multi-inning reliever if he breaks camp with the Dodgers. That possibility may depend on the status of Joe Kelly (shoulder), who is currently a question mark to be ready by Opening Day.
Santana was optioned to the alternate training site Saturday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old has been in the majors all season, but he'll head to the alternate site with Pedro Baez (groin) returning from the injured list. Santana has a 5.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 18:7 K:BB over 17 innings this season.
Santana (1-2) was tagged with a blown save and a loss in Tuesday's game against the Giants. He allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits -- including a home run -- in two-thirds of an inning. He struck out one.
Santana pitched the bottom of the 11th with a one-run lead, but that quickly vanished when he allowed Mike Yastrzemski to score from second base on an RBI single from Evan Longoria. He struck out Brandon Belt in the next at-bat and was just one out away from completing the inning, but Donovan Solano took him deep to end the game. Santana has been struggling of late, giving up seven earned runs and three home runs in 2.2 innings across his last three appearances.
Santana (1-0) earned the win against Houston on Wednesday, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings and allowing no hits and two walks while striking out four.
Santana was pressed into a multiple-inning relief outing as the game extended into the 13th frame, and he responded with the finest performance of his young career. Working with a runner placed at second base at the start of the 12th and 13th innings, Santana did not allow a hit while navigating through the Astros' lineup with relative ease. The performance showed why the Dodgers chose to give the right-hander a spot in their big-league bullpen to open the campaign despite his struggles in the minors last season.
Santana is part of the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.
Santana struggled in the minors last season but rode a strong spring to a spot on the big-league roster. He'll likely fill a low-leverage role for the Dodgers this season.
Santana has pitched 5.1 scoreless innings in Cactus League play, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out 10.
Santana has been a pleasant surprise this spring for the Dodgers following a 2019 campaign in which he struggled with a 6.94 ERA at the Triple-A level. Per Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times, the right-hander has forced his way into the conversation for an Opening Day spot in the bullpen, particularly considering the struggles of fellow reliever Adam Kolarek (15.43 ERA this spring).
Santana was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Santana was the first reliever used after starter Caleb Ferguson on Sunday for the Dodgers' bullpen day, but he allowed three runs on three hits and three walks. The 23-year-old had severe issues with his control as he also had a wild pitch and hit a batter, though he did manage four strikeouts. Josh Sborz was called up from Oklahoma City in a corresponding move to provide a fresh arm for the bullpen.
Santana could qualify for the win in Saturday's game against the Brewers, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Caleb Ferguson will be the Dodgers' starter, but he will be limited to either three innings or 45 pitches, so he won't qualify for the win, even if the Dodgers have the lead when he exits. Manager Dave Roberts said Santana will pitch at some point in this game, making him the most likely Dodger to get a win Saturday. Santana is being used as a long reliever right now, but the Dodgers still view him as a starter long-term.
Santana will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Santana will join the team for the series finale in Denver with the bullpen in need of a fresh arm. The 22-year-old made his lone major-league appearance last season and allowed five runs on six hits over 3.2 innings.
Santana was optioned to the minors on Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Santana allowed five runs in 3.2 innings in his first taste of the big leagues last season but was shut down for the season in mid-June shortly after his first appearance. He has just 11 innings under his belt at the Triple-A level, so he'll remain there until another opportunity opens up.
Santana (shoulder) will make a rehab start Friday for High-A Rancho Cucamonga, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Santana has been out since early June with a right rotator cuff strain. The timing of his rehab assignment leaves him the chance to return to action before the end of the season if all goes well, though he's made just one career major-league appearance, so there's no guarantee he ends up pitching even if healthy.
Santana (shoulder) threw a live batting practice session Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.
Santana only recently returned to the mound after injuring his rotator cuff back in June. It's unclear whether or not he'll make it back in time to pitch before the end of the season.
Santana (shoulder) fired a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, topping out at 90 mph, J.P. Hoornstra of The Orange County Register reports.
The bullpen session was the first mound work for Santana since he injured his rotator cuff in June. Santana was able to touch 90 mph with his fastball, which is off the 92.9 mph average posted in a brief stint in the majors this season. The Dodgers didn't provide a projected return date for the 22-year-old, but at this point, a return this season appears unlikely.
Santana will throw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since being shut down with a rotator cuff strain in early June.
Santana has already spent the required 60 days on the disabled list, but given that he's just now returning to mound work, his return doesn't seem imminent. His recovery timetable should become clearer once he gets back on the mound.
Santana (shoulder) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Saturday due to his right rotator cuff strain, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Manager Dave Roberts said he doesn't believe Santana needs surgery, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports, but he may not resume any baseball activities until July.
Santana (lat) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday.
As expected, Santana will head to the disabled list after his MRI revealed a right rotator cuff strain. In corresponding moves, Brock Stewart was sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City, while Pat Venditte and Adam Liberatore were recalled.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/08||@ LAA||W 14-11||0.1||3||4||2||0|
|05/05||@ CHC||L 5-6||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|05/04||@ CHC||L 1-7||2.0||1||1||1||0|
|05/01||@ MIL||L 5-6||1.0||1||0||1||0|
|04/28||vs CIN||W 8-0||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|04/27||vs CIN||L 5-6||0.2||0||0||0||1|
|04/26||vs CIN||L 3-5||1.0||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||111.1||25||14||0||5||9||0||124||56||84||3.08||1.260|
|2017||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||85.2||17||14||0||5||6||0||92||22||87||3.59||1.279|
|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||11.0||2||2||0||1||1||0||14||2||10||2.45||1.091|
|2019||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||93.1||27||17||0||5||9||0||105||53||111||6.96||1.761|