Update: Johan Santana has undergone an MRI on his left Achilles.
If it is not one thing it is another with Santana, who seemed close enough to returning that Buck Showalter had openly discussed that he was contemplating moving to a six-man rotation after the O's added Santana to the 40-man roster this past Monday. The club was confident enough in Santana's progress to make that move before Santana would have the chance to exercise in upcoming opt-out clause in his minor league contract. Santana actually hurt his Achilles going after a ball in Friday's extended spring training game, the severity of the injury will not be known until the team gets the MRI results back, but it is likely safe to say he won't be ready to return when eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on June 19th.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett