07-13-2014, 02:28 PM #1
Gardy gives rehab timetable for Santana
While it was previously reported on mlb.com that Danny Santana was working out with the GCL Twins, nothing official was stated by Rob Antony as to when he would begin getting into games:
Today in the pregame interview sessions, Mike Berardino (https://twitter.com/MikeBerardino/st...87055626747905) is quoting Ron Gardenhire noting that Santana will play 3 or 4 innings with Ft Myers in the FSL tomorrow, Monday, with an ASG day off on Tuesday, and working towards a goal of playing all 9 innings with the Miracle on Thursday. That of course sets up the possibility that he would be ready for a major league recall on Friday, but the Twins have the option of extending his rehab stint for up to 20 days beyond the end of his DL stint of 15 days.
Also of interest, but apparently either not asked, or not answered, was what position Santana might be playing during his rehab stint, and what the plans were for Santana upon his assumed return to the Twins.
07-13-2014, 03:08 PM #2
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07-13-2014, 05:16 PM #4
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I am assuming/guessing that Santana will split time between CF and SS. Escobar will play SS when Santana doesn't and backup 3B and 2B. Perhaps(I would like to see) Plouffe gets a little time in LF. Since the Twins will likely be sellers as the trade deadline approaches, trades may change this a bit. I think Willingham is probably the only position player likely traded, but you never know.
07-13-2014, 05:58 PM #5
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07-13-2014, 06:13 PM #6
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He'll probably sit. He's done plenty of that since being activated. Rainouts, doubleheaders etc.
Certainly not connected to this--I checked out the Miracle box score and FtM beat Dunedin in a DH and the losing pitcher in the nitecap was Frank Viola (I presume he's Frank's son).
07-13-2014, 08:52 PM #7