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Dodgers: Dennis Santana Begins Rehabbing From Lat Injury

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Jun 1, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dennis Santana (77) delivers a pitch in the fouth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

With all of the negativity floating around Dodgers fans lately, it’s nice to see some progress. We got that when Dennis Santana posted on his Twitter account that his rehab from a tear in his right latissimus dorsi was healing better than expected.

https://twitter.com/DennisSantanaRD/status/1032029961022918658

Apparently, the bullpen session was nearly 30 pitches long and went quite well. Santana sat right around 90 mph which is great for a guy throwing a rehab bullpen. Santana was consistently sitting in the 93-94 mph range when he made his debut in June. Santana tossed 3.2 innings of work in that game and allowed five earned runs. It was a rough debut, but Santana showed plenty of potential.

He went down with the lat injury in the middle of warming up for a game in Pittsburgh. Santana was scheduled to start that game, in what would turn out to be a bullpen game.

Season Outlook

Santana could potentially rejoin the Dodgers bullpen late in the year, likely after September call-ups. The young right-hander has overpowering stuff at times and could prove useful if healthy. His progress over the next two weeks will ultimately determine where he ends up this year.

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Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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