Santana was placed on the disabled list yesterday with inflammation in his back - Sandy Alderson said he would not pitch again this season.
Santana had said he began throwing last December as part of the rebuilding process after his shoulder surgery. That, along with his continued recovery from the procedure and the normal wear and tear of a baseball season might have led to the myriad of breakdowns he had since June 1. In the end, while he did accomplish a lot this year, it still feels disappointing, especially since his season went downhill in the manner it did. Hopefully this rest will benefit Santana and he can positively contribute over the course of the entire season in 2013.