Xray was negative, nothing broken. Even if he makes his next start you know that knee is still going to be hurting. Owners better hope it doesn't screw up his machanics and cause an arm injury.
He tried to talk manager Mike Scioscia into not removing him.
"It was very bad," Santana said. "I thought it was broken or something. I told Mike I wanted to stay in, but he said, 'No, no, you're done.' It was hit too hard. Tomorrow I know it will hurt, but that's OK. I'll be ready for my next start."
Scioscia wasn't as sure.
"It hit about as square as a ball can hit someone," he said. "There's no structural damage. It's a deep bruise. It could have been worse, but it still could be bad. We're optimistic, but won't know for a couple days."