MLB Notes: Johan Santana tears Achilles

MLB Notes: Johan Santana tears Achilles
June 6, 2014, 9:45 pm
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Johan Santana has not pitched in a major-league game since 2012. (AP)

BALTIMORE -- Johan Santana's comeback bid with the Baltimore Orioles ended Friday when the two-time Cy Young Award winner tore his Achilles tendon.

The injury occurred in Florida while Santana was pitching in extended spring training. He was struck by a line drive before stumbling in pursuit of the ball.

An MRI revealed a torn tendon.

"The tendon is severed, and it will in effect end his season," Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said. "I know the rehab is significant for these tendon injuries. We'll have to get with him and speak to him. But he won't be able to pitch for the Orioles this season," (see full story).

Orioles: Miguel Gonzalez placed on DL
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list Friday rather than risk sending him to the mound with a strained right oblique.

The move is retroactive to May 31, so Gonzalez could return as soon as next week.

Gonzalez was scheduled to start Saturday against Oakland, but manager Buck Showalter decided against it (see full story).

Giants: Matt Cain activated from DL
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants have activated right-hander Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list and designated lefty David Huff for assignment.

Cain was activated in time to start Friday's series opener against the New York Mets.

Cain had been sidelined since May 22 with a strained right hamstring. He is 1-3 with a 3.66 ERA in eight starts this season.
Huff was 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA in 16 relief appearances (see full story).

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