Found August 22, 2012 on
He threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets history back on June 1st against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets announced today that their history making pitcher, Johan Santana has been placed on the 15 day DL, a trip that could keep him out of the rotation for the remainder of 2012.
According to a report by Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, Santana’s MRI from Tuesday exposed inflammation in his lower back. Back injuries are serious, but the good news is that his doctors do not feel that surgery is needed.
Shutting him down for the rest of the season might not be a bad thing considering that he has struggled since his brilliant performance on June 1st.
Santana (6-9) takes a 4.85 ERA, 111 strikeouts, and 1.33 WHIP in 117 innings pitched with him to the DL.
The big issue here is that this injury could plague him into next season. No doubt his rehab will be a story to keep an eye on all offseason long.
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I received this interesting question yesterday from one of our readers, USMF.
I have an idea on what to do with Santana next year and thought it could be a good debate question for the MMO staff.
Seeing Johan’s recent struggles, I was wondering about moving Santana into the Closers Role next year similar to what the Braves did with John Smoltz.
We know the pen has tons of problems...
The Mets are shutting down starting pitcher Johan Santana, effective immediately. Santana has been awful since throwing the first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1st against the Cardinals.
Perhaps oddly, the issue isn't with Santana's surgically repaired shoulder, but instead his back. The former two-time AL Cy Young winner didn't pitch in the majors at all last...
Sandy Alderson today announced at a press conference yesterday that Johan Santana has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with inflammation in his lower back retroactive to August 18. Alderson also said that he does not expect Santana to pitch again this season, but said he would be ready for Spring Training.
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A long season has saddled Johan Santana with back pain, ankle discomfort and other maladies that he considers normal wear-and-tear for a starting pitcher. But examine them in the context of Santana's road back from left shoulder surgery, not to mention his importance to the team, and it becomes obvious why the New York Mets are considering shutting him down for the season. ...
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Some highlights of the...