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By The Associated Press
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8:42 p.m.
 

The comeback bid of two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana ended because of a torn Achilles tendon.

The injury occurred Friday while the left-hander was pitching for the Baltimore Orioles in extended spring training.

Santana was struck by a line drive, then stumbled when chasing the ball.

Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said an examination determined a tendon tear.

Duquette said of Santana: “He won't be able to pitch for the Orioles this season.”

The 35-year-old Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the New York Mets. He signed a minor league contract with Baltimore in March.

Santana's return appeared on course when the Orioles purchased his contract from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday and placed him on the major league disabled list.

Gonzalez goes on DL

The Orioles placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list Friday rather than risk sending him to the mound with a strained right oblique.

The move is retroactive to May 31, so Gonzalez could return as soon as next week.

Gonzalez was scheduled to start Saturday against Oakland, but manager Buck Showalter decided against it.

Colbrunn stays in hospital

Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn, 44, is expected to stay hospitalized for at least another week after he had bleeding in the area between his brain and the thin tissues covering it.

Colbrunn was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday night after experiencing dizziness and pain prior to Boston's game against the Indians.

Farrell said Friday that Colbrunn's family has joined him at the hospital in Cleveland, where his condition is improving enough that he's able to get up and walk around.

Tim Hyers, Boston's minor league hitting coordinator, is filling in for Colbrunn while he's away from the team indefinitely.

Phillies promote Cedeno

The Phillies promoted infielder Ronny Cedeno for the start of their series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Cedeno, a former Pirate, batted .286 with a homer and 20 RBIs for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in the offseason, was released in March and then signed another contract.

Left-hander Cesar Jimenez was designated for assignment to the minors. Jimenez appeared in two games and threw two hitless innings.

Around the league

The Athletics acquired left-hander Justin Marks from the Royals for cash considerations. ... The Tigers outrighted infielder Danny Worth to Triple-A Toledo after he cleared waivers.

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