Johan Santana threw 28 pitches in two innings in an extended spring start Monday. Santana is on a five day schedule now so he will throw three innings next time out on Saturday in extended spring.
This would be such a great story to see Santana get one last shot playing at the big league level no matter what team it was with. He was getting clocked at 87-89 mph with his fastball which was a big improvement over where he was just a couple weeks ago. We could see this veteran left-hander as early as June for the Orioles. I know I'd personally love to see it.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Carlos Gonzalez (knee) was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons.
To borrow one from Adam Carolla: Sssssssssssssssssssssshocking. Gonzalez has managed just 717 plate appearances combined in the last two years, and fantasy owners are all too familiar with his health woes. When healthy in the last two seasons, he's struck out a fair bit more than he ever has before, so we can longer treat CarGo as a top option when healthy. There's definitely upside, but it's hard to imagine him reaching it. Analysis: Brett Talley