Santiago breaks collarbone on diving play

No timetable set for second baseman's return after X-rays reveal fracture

Santiago breaks collarbone on diving play

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Blue Jays second baseman Ramon Santiago broke his left collarbone while making a diving catch to end the first inning during Sunday afternoon's 10-5 win over the Braves.

Santiago was taken to a nearby hospital to undergo X-rays, which revealed the fracture. The veteran infielder will be examined by a team doctor on Monday, and a timetable for his return will be established.

There was immediate reason for concern when Santiago rose slowly after completing the diving grab that robbed A.J. Pierzynski of a single. The Blue Jays infielder's left arm was extended as he hit the ground while making the catch in shallow center field.

After gingerly making his way off the field while keeping his left arm pressed against his body, Santiago made his way toward the clubhouse to be evaluated.

Santiago, Maicer Izturis, Ryan Goins and Devon Travis have been battling to serve as Toronto's primary second baseman.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.