June 16, 2009
Another elbow problem has forced the Los Angeles Angels to scratch Ervin Santana(notes) from his scheduled Tuesday start against the San Francisco Giants, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Santana sat out the first six weeks of the season because of an elbow ligament sprain and has not come close to regaining his 2008 All-Star form, going 1-3 with a 7.47 earned-run average in six starts, according to the Times.
Then he began feeling tightness on the outside of his forearm, just below the elbow, while throwing his fastball in Thursday's game at Tampa Bay.
Right-hander Sean O'Sullivan(notes), who is 5-2 with a 6.02 ERA at triple-A Salt Lake, will be called up to make his major league debut tonight. To clear roster room for O'Sullivan, the Angels will put pitcher Kelvim Escobar(notes) on the 15-day disabled list.