Sergio Santos was another unlucky pitcher for the Blue Jays in 2013, needing his labrum repaired in 2012.
Fortunately for Santos, the injury was early enough in the season that he was able to begin throwing this past December.
So with that, he'll be ready to go by spring training, and according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, Santos deserves a shot at the closer role again.
Although the Blue Jays greeted their internally found closer Casey Janssen with open arms, Griffin says that "Santos is ready for spring training, with a chance, if healthy, to reclaim the closer’s role."
That being said, "Janssen is always able to fill a ninth-inning role if needed."
So, Blue Jays fans, you'll finally get a look at the Sergio Santos in 2013 that Alex Anthopoulos hoped to acquire for coveted minor leaguer Nestor Molina.
Santos' 2012 stats:
0-1, 9.00 ERA, 2 SV, 5.0 IP, 4 BB, 4 SO, 2.00 WHIP