Santana to miss WBC

Mets ace Johan Santana will not be pitch for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, with the decision made for him by the Venezuelan Baseball Federation.

The Federation announced today it was not willing to the insurance premium required for the Mets to clear Santana, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, Oct. 1.

Santana tested his knee this week for the first time since surgery, throwing 18 pitches and participating in conditioning drills. Santana said at the time he wanted to play, but the decision would be made by the Mets.

Thankfully, that decision was made for him today.

5 thoughts on “Santana to miss WBC

  1. So with this, the only Mets pitchers who will be part of the WBC are all relivers — Putz, KROD and Feliciano … while anything can happen, at least they will onky be 1-inning guys and should not be in siyuations where they will be pushed.

  2. BTW, with regard to the WBC, did you see where Moises Alou was named captain of the Dominican Republic team? What’s the over/under on number on innings he actually plays before getting injured?