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Fantasy Baseball: Johan Santana Out For The Year??

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This from CBS Sportsline:


Johan Santana, SP NYM

News: Johan Santana (elbow) has been pulled from his start Tuesday, the Mets announced Monday. He will see Dr. David Altchek, the Mets team doctor, due to discomfort in his left elbow. Nelson Figueroa will get the start Tuesday in his place.
When it rains it pours for the Mets.
UPDATE from MLB.com (11:48pm):

Manuel acknowledged being "terribly concerned," that Santana had experienced pain in the elbow in recent starts though "not at this level," the level he experienced in his most recent start, Thursday against the Braves. The manager also indicated Santana had not done normal between-starts throwing for an extended period.

And indication of the pain Santana has endured is that he opted not to make the start. Some 11 months ago, he pitched a three-hit shutout in a must game for the Mets on a left knee that required surgery immediately after the season. Teammates said Monday that the knee has been an issue at times this season, but that the elbow was a far more significant problem.


They also said that Santana had experienced pain in the elbow before the All-Star Break. Why wasn't he shut down? This team was toast before the All Star break.