LHP Johan Santana, trying to come back from a second shoulder surgery while pitching in the Orioles' system, tore his left Achilles tendon Friday. His season is over and future unknown.
The two-time Cy Young winner was making what was supposed to be his final extended spring training start in Sarasota before going on a minor-league stint of two or three games. Santana, 35, was hit in the rear by a liner, and his Achilles tore as he chased the ball.
"He was pitching well," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said in Baltimore. "The last time out, he had velocity and was able to back-door his slider. It's unfortunate. We were looking for Johan's leadership and also his pedigree from being a winning pitcher to come back and be added to the team."
Santana wasn't available for comment.
More Orioles: RHP Miguel Gonzalez went on the DL with a strained oblique. Gonzalez, who doesn't know how he got hurt, is expected to miss one or two starts. RHP Kevin Gausman, the fourth overall pick in 2012, will start for him today.
Cubs: C John Baker returned two days after taking a foul tip off his throat.
Giants: RHP Matt Cain, out since May 22 with a strained right hamstring, was activated and started Friday's game.
Indians: C/3B Carlos Santana was activated from the concussion DL. He took a foul ball off his mask May 25.
Mets: Touted RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard, pitching at Triple A, sprained the AC joint in his left shoulder while making a tag after a wild pitch. He will rest for 5-7 days then be re-evaluated.
Phillies: Veteran INF Ronny Cedeno, 31, was called up from Triple A.
Red Sox: Hitting coach Greg Colbrunn is expected to remain at a Cleveland hospital for at least another week after he had bleeding in the area between his brain and the thin tissues covering it. Colbrunn, 44, was admitted Wednesday after experiencing dizziness and pain.