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57 Johan Santana SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 3/13/1979 | Birthplace: Tovar Merida, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Toronto | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $24,644,708 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 891.00
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Blue Jays not counting on Johan Santana being ready by opening day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday pitcher Johan Santana will eventually vie for a spot in the rotation, but it doesn't appear he will be ready by the season opener

Santana, who suffered a torn Achilles in June, was shut down in January after having some shoulder discomfort while pitching in the Venezuelan winter league.

“If he’s healthy, he’s gonna be good," Anthopoulos said, per the National Post. "(He is) just getting into his throwing program right now, so highly unlikely he’s ready for opening day.”

Anthopoulos said Santana's deal will pay him $2.5 million, if he makes the club. His contract also includes incentives for active days and number of starts. Santana can also opt out of his contract by April 28.


Blue Jays agree to a deal with Johan Santana


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Blue Jays have agreed to sign pitcher Johan Santana, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Santana, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012 due to various arm injuries, is attempting to make a come back this season. He pitched in the Venezuelan Winter League, but was shut down after having some shoulder discomfort. Santana resumed throwing in late February. 

The 34-year-old posted a 4.85 ERA in 117 innings back in 2012. 


Johan Santana to resume throwing this week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Free-agent pitcher Johan Santana will resume throwing this week, according to 1500ESPN.

Santana is attempting a comeback this season, but was shut down during winter ball with shoulder soreness. He's hoping to sign with a club in the coming weeks. Santana posted a 4.85 ERA over 117 innings back in 2012. 


Pitcher Johan Santana shut down in Venezuelan Winter League


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Free-agent pitcher Johan Santana has been scratched from pitching in any of the remaining Venezuelan Winter League championship series games, reports FOXSports.

Santana has been experiencing discomfort in his shoulder. Teams that have indicated interest in Santana include the Yankees, Blue Jays, Padres. Santana's agent said Santana may still throw for major-league scouts, but wasn't sure.

He last pitched in the major leagues in 2012 and produced a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts.


Santana fine after throwing bullpen session; winter-league status is TBD


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Free agent starting pitcher Johan Santana threw a bullpen session Sunday and is said to be feeling fine, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. It is now up to his Venezuelan winter league team to decide if he will pitch for them in the finals.

Santana has been dealing with some shoulder discomfort, which has put his status for the remainder of the winter-league season in doubt. Santana is hoping to latch on with another major-league team after suffering a torn Achilles in June.

The Yankees, Padres and Blue Jays are among the teams showing interest in signing the former two-time AL Cy Young award winner.


Johan Santana has no structural damage in his shoulder


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Starting pitcher Johan Santana has no structural damage in his shoulder and expects to pitch in the next round of the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Santana also expects to be ready for spring training, Heyman added

Earlier reports indicated Santana was suffering shoulder discomfort, but he appears to be over that now. The Yankees, Blue Jays, Padres and other clubs have been following Santana's progress as they decide whether to make a play for the 35-year-old.

Santana signed with the Orioles last season but has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the Mets. He's trying to come back from multiple shoulder injuries and a torn Achilles tendon he suffered last June.


Report: Johan Santana shut down due to shoulder discomfort


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Pitcher Johan Santana is having shoulder discomfort and has been ruled out of the rest of the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs, reports NBC Sports. Santana, 35, had been drawing interest from multiple teams, including the Yankees, Blue Jays and Padres, who were following his starts in Venezuela.

Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the Mets. He's had repeated shoulder problems and is trying to come back from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered last June.


Yanks, Jays, Padres among teams interested in Johan Santana


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) The Yankees, Blue Jays and Padres are among six teams considering signing veteran starting pitcher Johan Santana, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Santana made his first start in the Venezuelan wnter league last Tuesday and is expected to start again Thursday.

Santana remains on the comeback trail after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in June. He has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the Mets. Santana, who signed with the Orioles last season, missed the 2011 and 2013 seasons due to shoulder surgery. 


Report: Pitcher Johan Santana drawing interest from multiple teams


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Free agent pitcher Johan Santana is reportedly gaining interest from six teams and has at least one offer, according to Darren Wolfson of ABC Minneapolis.

Wolfson also says the Twins have not offered, but are interested in the 35-year-old. Santana is scheduled to pitch again this week for a few teams. Santana is coming off a torn Achilles he suffered in June.


Rangers among six teams scouting Johan Santana


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The Rangers were among one of the six teams that sent a scout to watch free-agent pitcher Johan Santana's first game action in the Venezuelan winter league, reports the Dallas Morning News. The Yankees were one of the other teams to scout the left-hander. Santana, 35, worked two perfect innings in his first appearance since suffering a torn Achilles in June.

"It had been a long time since I felt butterflies like that," Santana said. "I felt really great, and I am happy."


Report: Yankees will keep tabs on free agent Johan Santana


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) Johan Santana made his return to the mound Tuesday in the Venezuelan winter league, which was his first game action since suffering a torn Achilles in June. The veteran left-handed hurler threw two scoreless innings.

One of the team's in attendance Tuesday were the Yankees, according to the New York Post. The Yankees are intrigued with potentially signing Santana, who will turn 36 years old in March, and will "keep an eye on him," according to a source.


Johan Santana to begin comeback attempt on Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Former Orioles pitcher Johan Santana will begin his comeback attempt on Tuesday, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Santana recently hit 87 mph to 89 mph during a bullpen session, and is planning to pitch for the Navegantes del Magallanes on Tuesday. Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 due to arm and Achilles injuries. 


Johan Santana expected to pitch in Venezuela in January


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Free agent pitcher Johan Santana is preparing to pitch in Venezuela in January, his agent Edward Greenberg said, per the New York Post. Santana has been rehabbing since suffering a torn Achilles tendon in June.

Duquette: Orioles re-signing Johan Santana is a possibility


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Wednesday starting pitcher Johan Santana continues to rehab his Achilles injury in Florida under the supervision of the team's training staff. Duquette added re-signing Santana is a possibility and the front office will watch him throw when he's ready.

Santana was close to joining the Orioles' rotation in June before suffering a torn Achilles tendon during an extended spring training game.


Johan Santana transferred to 60-day disabled list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) The Orioles transferred pitcher Johan Santana to the 60-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against the Red Sox. Santana suffered a torn Achilles tendon, and is out for the year. He last pitched in 2012.

Johan Santana's season ends with ruptured Achilles


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) The Orioles announced Friday that pitcher Johan Santana has suffered a torn Achilles tendon, and is out for the year.

Santana suffered the injury while fielding a ball during extended spring training earlier in the day, and an MRI confirmed the severity of the tear Friday. The extent of the rehabilitation from the injury will extend beyond this season, and Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun he will not pitch for the Orioles this season.

Santana has been working his way back from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the majors all last season. At this point, his future as a professional pitcher is very much in doubt. 


Johan Santana hurts Achilles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Right-hander Johan Santana tweaked his Achilles while retrieving a ball. The Achilles has been examined.

Santana, who has been signed by the Orioles, is supposed to join their rotation in about two weeks. That date could be pushed back due to the latest injury. He has nearly recovered from shoulder surgery.


Johan Santana nearing rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Orioles starter Johan Santana is set to make an extended spring training start Friday, where he is scheduled to throw 75 pitches. After that, he could begin working in minor-league games, according to MASNSports.com.

Santana could report to Triple-A Norfolk following Saturday's outing, for the official start of a minor-league rehab assignment. Assuming he does not suffer a setback, Santana might be in the rotation by the end of June.  


Johan Santana projected to return June 19


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Orioles are projecting pitcher Johan Santana to be activated from the disabled list June 19, masnsports.com reports.

Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 and is currently recovering from shoulder surgery. He'll likely pitch in a few rehab outings before making his return. The team is considering moving to a six-man rotation once Santana is ready.


O's purchase contract of Johan Santana, place him on DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) The Orioles have purchased the contract of pitcher Johan Santana from Triple-A Norfolk and placed him on the 15-day disabled list, MASN Sports reports. The move was made hours before the midnight deadline.

Santana is coming off left shoulder surgery and has not pitched in the majors since 2012. He'll likely go on a rehab assignment soon before he is reinstated from the disabled list.

Orioles facing midnight deadline on Johan Santana


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) The Orioles have until midnight to work out an agreement with pitcher Johan Santana, who can opt out of his minor-league deal, reports the Baltimore Sun. If Santana sticks around, the Orioles will put him on a rehab plan that could bring him back to the majors around June 18, the report said.

The two-time Cy Young award winner, who's coming off shoulder surgery, has not pitched in the majors since 2012.


Johan Santana nearing return to minor-league action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) The Orioles have put together a plan for pitcher Johan Santana's return to game action, the Baltimore Sun reports Wednesday.

Though the plan is still to be confirmed, the team wants Santana pitching in minor-league games by the second week of June. He would throw an extended spring start June 2, followed by a trip to Triple-A Norfolk Jun 8. If those go well, he could go to Double-A Bowie June 13, with a possible chance to join the major-league club after.

Santana is working his way back from shoulder surgery, and has not pitched in the majors since 2012. 


Johan Santana goes 4 1/3 innings in extended spring start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Orioles pitcher Johan Santana threw 76 pitches over 4 1/3 innings in an extended spring training start, allowing two runs on six hits, reports MASNSports.com. Santana struck out eight and walked none.

He's expected to be assigned to an affiliate next, though he has an opt-out clause in his minor-league contract.


Johan Santana's May opt-out clause not a concern


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Johan Santana, who is working his way back from shoulder surgery, has an opt-out clause in his minor-league contract at the end of May. However, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said that shouldn't be a concern, per The Baltimore Sun.

"That’s open for discussion. I think the June 1 date was a date we had in mind that he would be close to being ready for the big leagues," Duquette said. "It’s a fluid situation."


Johan Santana to make last extended spring start Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Johan Santana (shoulder) will make his last start in extended spring training Tuesday, according to MASNsports.com. He will then be assigned to a minor-league affiliate.