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Johan Santana will throw about 45 pitches Sunday and then an inning in a simulated game next Saturday.
Santana has not pitched in the MLB since 2012 but Baltimore signed him in the off season to milk whatever talent is left if any out of the former Cy Young Award winner. All indications are that Johan would not be ready to return til early June but this is certainly a step in the right direction towards achieving that goal. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett