Johan Santana may have thrown his final pitch for the New York Mets and perhaps even the last of his big league career.The Mets said Thursday the two-time Cy Young Award winner probably has re-torn the anterior capsule in his left shoulder and likely will need a second operation that would sideline him for the entire season. Santana missed 2011 following his first shoulder surgery.“I am not a doctor, nor am I a medical historian, but these injuries are very difficult to recover from after one surgery, and I’m not sure what the history is of recovery from a second more or less identical surgery,” general manager Sandy Alderson said on a conference call.New York owes the 34-year-old left-hander $31 million more as part of the $137.5 million, six-year deal he signed before the 2008 season, and Alderson said the remainder of the contract is not covered by insurance.Briefly• Tigers: Detroit will start their AL title defense without a set closer after optioning rookie reliever Bruce Rondon to Triple A Toledo on Thursday.“I’ll tell everybody ahead of time, this is going to be tough,” manager Jim Leyland said. “It’ll be a second-guesser’s delight, a second-guesser’s heaven.”Luis Marte also was optioned to Toledo, leaving the Tigers with seven relievers and five starting pitchers on their active roster ahead of Monday’s opener at Minnesota.Jose Valverde struggled in the postseason last year and became a free agent, and the Tigers brought the 22-year-old Rondon to camp as his potential replacement.Detroit’s bullpen includes Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel, Al Alburquerque and Brayan Villareal along with left-handers Drew Smyly, Darin Downs and Phil Coke.• Bob Feller award: Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is being honored by Major League Baseball with an annual award named for him. The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award will be given each year to a major leaguer and Hall of Famer who displays good character, assists those less fortunate, supports U.S. servicemen and women and conducts himself with dignity on and off the field. • Cardinals: Adam Wainwright fought to hold back his emotions. “Usually I am not at a loss for words, but the city of St. Louis means so much to me that it’s taken me a little bit to get it out,” he said.Wainwright will be staying with the Cardinals for a while after agreeing Thursday to $97.5 million, five-year contract covering 2014-18. The deal, the largest for a pitcher in team history, raises his guaranteed income to $109.5 million over the next six seasons.“I feel like my heart is in St. Louis,” Wainwright said, surrounded by family, members of the Cardinals’ front office and his teammates. “I love it there. I love driving to the field and seeing the arch, driving up and seeing the amazing Busch Stadium. It’s a treat to work there every day and it’s something that continues to take me off guard and make me feel like I am way too blessed.”At one point Wainwright called his young daughters up to the podium for a hug of support. he also embraced Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and General Manager John Mozeliak. Wainwright saved some of most emotional remarks for brother, Trey.“The guy who taught me how to play baseball,” Wainwright said, his voice trailing off• Cardinals: The Cardinals will wear a patch on their left sleeve this season to honor the memory of Stan Musial. The Hall of Famer widely considered the greatest Cardinal player ever died in January. The Cardinals will debut the patch in the season opener Monday at Arizona.The patch is unusual for one honoring a deceased icon: There is no black, a nod to Musial’s always-sunny disposition. It features a red border and Musial’s No. 6, in red, with his signature through the number. The background of the patch is the color of the jersey – gray for road games, white for home, and cream-colored when the Cardinals wear their new alternate jersey.• Mets: Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine will be a pregame and postgame analyst for 12-15 of New York’s telecasts on cable channel SNY this season. The network said Thursday that Valentine will work Monday’s opener against San Diego with Bob Ojeda and Chris Carlin. Valentine was an analyst for ESPN in 2011. A former manager of Texas (1985-92), the Mets (1996-02), Boston (2012) and Japan’s Chiba Lotte Marines (1995, 2004-09), Valentine also is the new athletic director of Sacred Heart in Connecticut and an analyst for NBC Sports Radio.• Phillies: Roy Halladay allowed two runs over 4 1-3 innings in his first big league spring training appearance in 11 days, prepping for the regular season in Philadelphi’s 7-2 win over Toronto. The two-time Cy Young Award winner had not pitched in a major league game since March 17, when he came out of a start against Baltimore after one inning due to a stomach virus. He pitched in a minor league exhibition last Saturday. “Physically this is as good as I’ve felt coming out of spring training in probably five years as far as total body,” Halladay said. “Stuff-wise, I think location and movement, I’m just a click behind where I want to be.”• Yankees: Lyle Overbay, signed to a minor league contract Tuesday hours after being released by Boston, has the inside track to be the Yankees’ starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira on the disabled list because of a wrist injury, New York general manager Brian Cashman said. The Yankees released Juan Rivera, who played extensively at first during the exhibition season. Girardi said that Kevin Youkilis could move from third to first when the opponent starts a left-hander. Jayson Nix would then play at third.• Athletics: Right-hander Fernando Rodriguez has undergone reconstructive elbow surgery. Rodriguez will rejoin the A’s on Saturday to begin his rehabilitation process. Typical recovery time is 12 to 18 months. Rodriguez was acquired from Houston Astros along with Jed Lowrie for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock and minor leaguer Max Stassi on Feb. 4.• Giants: San Francisco signed general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy to three-year contracts that will keep them with the club through the 2016 season.• Brewers: Kyle Lohse had a solid debut three days after signing a $33 million, three-year contract, pitching into the fourth nning of a 6-2 victory over Colorado.• Orioles: Baltimore put right-hander Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left abdominal muscle.