Santana could get called up to make a spot start while Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) is on the IL, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The veteran hurler didn't look particularly good in his first start for Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, giving up three runs with a 5:5 K:BB through five innings, but the Mets aren't exactly flush with big-league arms. The team will need to find fill-ins for Syndergaard twice before he's eligible to return as they don't have any off-days that would allow them to juggle their rotation, so while Wilmer Font is considered the top option for Thursday's game, Santana could still be in the picture for a spot start next week -- particularly if Font struggles.
Santana signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Friday.
Santana refused an outright assignment to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the White Sox at the end of April, but will now head to the minors with the Mets after being unable to secure a major-league deal. The 36-year-old struggled during his three starts in Chicago with 14 runs allowed on 19 hits -- including six homers -- across 13.1 innings. Santana will start out at High-A St. Lucie before likely moving up to Triple-A Syracuse.
Santana refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday and elected free agency.
In eight starts over the last two seasons, the 36-year-old has an 8.53 ERA. He'll hope to find a team with a need in the rotation but may have to settle for a minor-league deal.
Santana was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday.
Santana made three starts for the White Sox, none of which were particularly good. He owns a 9.45 ERA while striking out just 7.8 percent of opposing batters. Add in his struggles in five starts with the Twins last year, and he now has an 8.53 ERA (and an equally ugly 8.51 FIP) over the last two seasons. The 36-year-old may have to prove himself in the minors before earning his next major-league opportunity.
Santana (0-2) took the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on six hits over 4.2 innings while striking out one as the White Sox dropped a 4-3 decision to the Orioles.
The right-hander got lifted after 71 pitches (48 strikes), and Santana has yet to pitch in the sixth inning in any of his three starts so far. He served up another homer -- his sixth in 13.1 innings -- and his 9.45 ERA and 5:6 K:BB suggest the 36-year-old doesn't have much left to offer a big-league club. If the White Sox don't make any changes to their rotation, Santana would next take the mound Monday for a rematch with the O's back in Chicago.
Santana will start Wednesday in Baltimore, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Santana had been Saturday's scheduled starter, but the game was rained out. Instead of pushing all starters up a day, manager Rick Renteria pushed Santana out until Wednesday.
Santana won't start Sunday's series finale against the Tigers, with Reynaldo Lopez getting the nod for that game instead, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Santana had been scheduled to start Saturday, but that contest was postponed due to inclement weather in Detroit. Rather than simply pushing each of their rotation members back a day in the pitching schedule, the White Sox will reorder their starters to ensure Lopez gets a turn against one of their division rivals. With Lucas Giolito (hamstring) recently landing on the injured list, the White Sox were set to require a new fifth starter for their series next week with the Orioles, but there's a decent chance the team has Santana fill the opening for one of the three games.
Santana won't make his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Detroit, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The two teams will make up the postponed contest as part of a doubleheader Aug. 6. The White Sox haven't clarified how the postponement will affect their pitching schedule, but it's possible that Santana gets bumped to the back of the order after a pair of underwhelming turns to open the season. If that's the case, Santana's next turn would likely come next weekend in Baltimore.
Santana didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 5-4 win over the Royals, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over five innings while striking out three.
The veteran right-hander wasn't sharp -- he gave up two homers, uncorked a wild pitch and threw only 53 of 91 pitches for strikes -- but this was still a better performance than his first time out in a White Sox uniform. Santana topped out at 91 mph with his fastball, and if he can't get back to the 92-93 range he typically sat before last year's finger woes, he'll be a very tough player to roster. He'll take his next turn in the rotation Saturday in Detroit.
Santana (0-1) allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out just one across 3.2 innings in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old's 2019 debut couldn't have gone much worse. He didn't have great control, barely throwing half of his pitches for strikes, and when he was in the zone, the Rays took him deep three times. Since earning an All-Star selection in 2017, Santana is 0-2 with a 9.21 ERA in six starts. He only made five starts last season because of a right middle finger issue. Owners should approach Santana with caution.
The White Sox selected Santana's contract ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday against the Rays.
The team waited until a fifth starter was first needed before clearing a spot on the active and 40-man roster for Santana, who was behind his fellow rotation mates in spring training after not signing with the White Sox until Feb. 23. Santana turned in a lowly 8.03 ERA and 1.62 WHIP across 24.2 innings as a member with the Twins in 2018, when a bothersome injury to his right middle finger cost him extensive time and resulted in diminished velocity when he was available. The White Sox were pleased with how Santana checked out on the health front this spring, but fantasy players may be best off taking a wait-and-see approach with the 36-year-old before rostering him.
Santana is in line to start Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
The White Sox have been using a four-man rotation to this point, but they're expected to deploy Santana for Tuesday's matchup and use him as the fifth starter moving forward. The 36-year-old struggled to stay healthy in his final season with the Twins in 2018 and made just five starts while accruing an 8.03 ERA over 24.2 frames, but he regained his health over the offseason and managed to build up his pitch count to a satisfactory number during spring training.
Santana allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings Monday against Arizona.
This was Santana's second start against major-league competition, significant because he reached five innings. As the White Sox's fifth starter, Santana is not needed until April 10, so he'll likely stay back in camp and throw a few more outings to get his pitch count and innings up.
Santana will be the White Sox's fifth starter, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The White Sox do not need a fifth starter until April 10, so Santana is expected to remain behind in Arizona, where he can build up innings and his pitch count. The right-hander made one Cactus League start, throwing 75 pitches over four innings, and will start Monday's exhibition against the Diamondbacks.
Santana allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings Wednesday against Arizona.
Santana made his Cactus League debut after recovering from a finger injury that cost him most of 2018. With his return to the mound, Santana begins in earnest a quest to become the White Sox's fifth starter. He didn't have his best command, but he managed two perfect innings and threw 75 pitches. The right-hander still has time to sharpen his command; the White Sox don't need need a fifth starter until April 10 because of three scheduled off-days during the first nine days of the season.
Santana (finger) will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The finger issue that cost Santana most of 2018 delayed his start this spring as well, but he's been making steady progress. He's thrown a simulated game and a "B" game in the last week and is now ready for Cactus League action. Whether or not he'll have enough time to make a case for an Opening Day rotation spot remains to be seen.
Santana (finger) faced live hitters, including Manny Machado, in Friday morning's "B" game, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
This is more encouraging news for Santana, who's expected to pitch in a Cactus League game within the next week. He was limited to five starts in 2018 due to a finger injury but is expected to join Chicago's rotation in 2019, assuming he's able to maintain his health.
General manager Rick Hahn said Wednesday that Santana will pitch in a Cactus League game within the next week, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Hahn also indicated that Santana is progressing well and isn't experiencing any pain in the middle finger that caused him to miss most of 2018. The veteran right-hander is expected to slot into the back end of the White Sox's starting rotation, but his late start to spring training keeps his status for the beginning of the season in doubt. Off days during the first 10 days mean the White Sox will not need a fifth starter until April 10.
Santana (finger) threw four innings in a simulated game on a back field Sunday, Madeline Kenney of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Manager Rick Renteria said Santana "looked good" and added the right-hander could pitch in a B game in another five days. Santana, who is expected to be the White Sox's fifth starter, has yet to face major-league hitters this spring after missing most of last season due to a middle-finger injury.
Santana (finger) is set to throw live batting practice Sunday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Next up for Santana would be appearing in a minor-league spring game next Friday, assuming live batting practice goes smoothly. The veteran right-hander is trying to ramp things up to crack the White Sox's starting rotation, though his availability for Opening Day remains unclear.
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