On Thursday night Tony Santillan started for the Chattanooga Lookouts, and things were going well until the middle of the 4th inning when he was throwing his warmup pitches. That’s when he felt something and had to exit the game. On Sunday evening the team made the official move to place the Cincinnati Reds pitching prospect on the injured list for the Lookouts.
The move to the injured list was retroactive to Friday the 12th. The injury listed was a right triceps tendon strain. You never want to see anyone injured, but the injury doesn’t sound like it’s serious at all. I’ve been told that Tony Santillan is feeling good a few days later and is on track to get back into the rotation in the next week or so.
This is the second time that Santillan has been on the injured list in the last three weeks. On June 28th he was placed on the list with a shoulder injury. He was only there for the minimum 7-day requirement and returned to the rotation the day he was activated. That start saw him throw just 2.0 innings and allow four earned runs, while walking four batters without a strikeout. On the 11th, which was his last start, things had been going quite a bit better as he had tossed 3.0 shutout innings with just one walk and he had struck out four batters before the triceps injury popped up while warming up between innings.
Advertising come to MLB jerseys
Terry Lefton of Sports Business Journal is reporting that Major League Baseball is working on a plan to add advertising patches to their jerseys in the near future. The reason, of course, is more money. It seems that this will add somewhere between $6-8M per year in revenue for teams.
That revenue, however, is likely to be something that the players want their piece of. Adding it to the uniform requires their approval in the collective bargaining agreement. Where things get interesting from a minor league perspective is whether this will make it to the lower levels. And if and when it does (of course it will, it’s going to make money), who will get THAT money? The players aren’t represented by a union. Will the teams (not the Major League team, but the Minor League team) get all of that revenue? Or will there be some sort of agreement that the (minor league) players get a little bit of that revenue? Lots of questions. No real answers yet.