Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette announced that Santana would be out for the season. Santana signed a minor-league contract with Baltimore during spring training.
Duquette said he had hoped that the two-time Cy Young award winner would provide some veteran leadership and be like a mid-season acquisition for Baltimore. However, that will not be the case.
"An unfortunate injury for the team and for Johan, and we wish Johan the best but there will be some challenges in this recovery," Duquette said. "I know the rehab is significant for these tendon injuries and we'll have to get with him and speak to him, but he won't be able to pitch for the Orioles this season."