According to Marty Noble, Santana was scratched with elbow discomfort, something now new to the pitcher.
Manager Jerry Manuel characterized the reason as "discomfort" and said the same sensations would not have prevented Santana from pitching.Just. Stay. Healthy.
Manuel said he heard from pitching coach Dan Warthen. "I don't have a problem with it," the manager said. "We're not in a hurry."
No injury news is good news, especially if it forces a player out of a start. Hopefully all is well, as it seems to be.