Updated on 1/19
Johan Santana is planning to compete in the World Baseball Classic and despite being ineligible because he ended last season on the disabled list, he plans to prove his case that he is 100% healthy and get a waiver.
In order for the WBC to insure a contract, it has to be convinced the player is healthy. Santana automatically ended up on a disqualified list because of his 2012 disabled-list time.
But on Thursday, Sandy Alderson confirmed that Santana is healthy enough to pitch and ready for spring training. The Mets GM also said Santana was shut down at the end of 2012 not due to any specific injury, but only as a precaution to rest his surgically repaired shoulder.
Original Post 1/18
I understand Johan Santana’s desire to represent his native Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, but that doesn’t make it a good idea. And, not because I’m not crazy about the whole WBC concept.
The Mets have been burned by players being injured in the WBC before – Oliver Perez, J.J....