The Los Angeles Angels will be without righty starting pitcher Ervin Santana for at least all of April with a sprained right elbow ligament. He will be missed as he had a breakthrough season in 2008 for the Angels. He pitched in 32 games (all starts) for the Angels last season and he was 16-7 with a 3.49 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. He also K’d 214 batters in 219 innings for the Angels. In four seasons with the Angels Santana has pitched in 116 games (114 starts) in which he is 51-37 with a 4.42 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. It will be interesting to see how well the Angels cope with not having Santana or Kelvim Escobar in the starting rotation at the beginning of the 2009 season.