Okay this may not be true with all veterans but it is with the old veterans.
Mike Scioscia has been fucking up with his stupid judgment on "veterans." First with Alfredo Amezaga, Then Frosty Finley, and now She NoGame Brand. His problem is that he keeps telling himself, "they are veterans so they will perform." He lets them play for way too long before getting the hint that they suck ass.
Then with the rookies he also has bad judgment. He should be more flexible towards them because they are trying to find their way in the show. And then when they are doing good he sends them down or he gives them limited playing time. Lil Weaver(2006), Saunders(2007), Morales(2007). Lil Weaver was kicking ass while Jeff killed our chance at winning the Division for the 3rd time in a row. Saunders was kicking ass this year and he was sent down while Santana has been struggling. Morales has had more productivity in his 12ABs than Katrina has had in her 111ABs. Scioscia sat him down the day after he won us the game. So this is what i would do.......Send Santana to AAA until he starts pitching and bring up Saunders. DFA Katrina and start Kendry at DH. Also Scioscia needs to learn from his mistakes.