KANSAS CITY, Mo. Newly acquired right-hander Ervin Santana apparently has satisfied everyone, Royals physicians included, that he is 100 percent healthy.
Santana, acquired two weeks ago from the Angels, was in Kansas City on Monday to take a physical exam. Both Santana and Royals general manager Dayton Moore said he passed with no issues.
"All is good," Santana said from Kauffman Stadium. "Ready to go."
Since the trade, there had been some unconfirmed reports that Santana might be enduring some lingering elbow issues, even though Moore indicated a few hours after the trade that Santana's elbow checked out fine.
"We wouldn't have made the trade if he hadn't passed our examinations," Moore said.
Royals fans, though, have been understandably wary after the team suffered four elbow injuries in 2012 to their pitchers that required Tommy John surgery Blake Wood, Joakim Soria, Danny Duffy and Felipe Paulino all suffered season-ending injuries.
But Moore said there was no need for c...