Santana struck by comebacker

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ervin Santana was struck in the right shoulder by a line drive during Wednesday’s Cactus League game against the Chicago White Sox and had to leave the game.

The Angels are calling it a right shoulder contusion and list Santana as day to day.

“Let’s see tomorrow,” Santana said. “I have ice on it. There’s a little pain, but let’s wait.”

Alexei Ramirez lined a ball off Santana in the second inning. Santana, making his second start of the spring, retrieved the ball and threw awkwardly to first base. Afterward, Angels trainer Adam Nevala visited the mound and asked Santana to wiggle his fingers. He was immediately removed from the game.

Santana was 11-12 with a 3.38 ERA last year and threw a no-hitter in Cleveland on July 27. Along with Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and newcomer C.J. Wilson, Santana gives the Angels one of the most highly regarded rotations in baseball.