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Santana's debut rescheduled for Monday


MINNEAPOLIS -- Johan Santana's extended spring debut was rained out in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday morning, so he will pitch on Monday instead.

The timing is pretty good for Orioles manager Buck Showalter, who plans on going to watch with the O's off on Monday and in the area for a series against the Rays.

"I think it's still a little early, but he's had no setbacks," Showalter said of factoring Santana into the O's plans. "His velocity is inching up. I'm really looking forward to getting my eyes on him, seeing the arm swing. When you've seen a guy for years, you kind of know what it looks like. I think I'll probably watch some tape of him before I go over there ... to get a visual."

Santana, who topped out at 87 mph in his last simulated game, is coming off of his second shoulder surgery and could be an option for the O's in June.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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