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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%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Johan Santana shuts down for year, gets release from Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Pitcher Johan Santana is shutting down his comeback attempt for the 2015 season, due to a toe infection. He hopes to pitch again in winter ball, per TSN Radio.

As a result, the Blue Jays granted Santana his release, per The Fan 590.


Johan Santana's throwing program slowed by foot infection


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Johan Santana's throwing program has been slowed by a foot infection, the Blue Jays announced Wednesday, per TSN.ca. The Blue Jays did not provide any further information.

Santana was already working his way back from shoulder and Achilles injuries.


Comeback progress slow for Blue Jays lefty Johan Santana


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Blue Jays southpaw and former standout Johan Santana, who has missed three of the last four seasons to injury, is making slow progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury, Sportsnet is reporting.

He remains on a throwing program and is throwing about 100 feet, but has yet to do any mound work.

The 36-year-old Santana hasn't pitched extensively since 2012.


Johan Santana sticking with Blue Jays past opt-out date


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Blue Jays pitcher Johan Santana will remain with the organization past his April 28 opt-out date, TSN reports.

Santana is progressing slowly in his return from a shoulder injury. He's still throwing from flat ground and has no timetable to pitch off a mound. The two-time Cy Young winner hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012.


Blue Jays' Anthopoulos: Santana to be re-evaluated at end of April


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said starting pitcher Johan Santana (shoulder) continues to progress "a little bit slower than expected" on his throwing program, per Sportsnet.ca. Still, Toronto has no timetable for his return.

“We’ll re-evaluate him at the end of the month," Anthopoulos said.


Jays P Johan Santana is making progress in rehab


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Blue Jays pitcher Johan Santana is making progress toward a return to the mound, according to the Toronto Sun. Santana was signed to a minor-league contract in February. He has been using weighted balls during pitching exercises to strengthen his shoulder muscles.

"He's making some progress," manager John Gibbons said on Monday. "We've had a lot of guys who've had success with the weighted ball program and we hope it'll work for him."

The former Cy Young winner, 35, hasn't pitched in a regular season game since 2012 while with the Mets. 


Report: Blue Jays pay Johan Santana $100,000 retention bonus


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) The Blue Jays have decided to pay a $100,000 retention bonus to pitcher Johan Santana to keep him in the organization, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Manager John Gibbons said recently that Santana could be ready to return to the mound in mid-April. He's working his way back from shoulder and Achilles issues.


Blue Jays Johan Santana should return to mound in mid-April


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Blue Jays pitcher Johan Santana could return to the mound by mid-April, manager John Gibbons told the media. 

Santana is returning from shoulder and Achilles problems and is working his way back into playing form slowly. 

"I'm guessing, from what I heard, don't hold me to it, but they're hoping by the middle of April," Gibbons said, per MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm.


Blue Jays' Johan Santana throwing off flat ground


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Blue Jays pitcher Johan Santana is throwing off flat ground, according to MLB.com.

Santana is attempting a comeback this season, but dealt with some arm issues during the offseason. There's currently no timetable for Santana to throw off a mound. At this point, it seems unlikely Santana will be ready by opening day.

Manager John Gibbons said Santana will know when he's ready to go. "It's just kind of [depends on] how it feels," Gibbons said. "He'll let those guys know when he's ready."

Santana posted a 4.85 ERA over 117 innings in 2012. 


Blue Jays' Santana slated to start throwing program Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Blue Jays starting pitcher Johan Santana is slated to start a throwing program Tuesday, as he is scheduled to play catch, according to the National Post

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.


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 | Senior Analyst
(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 | Senior Analyst
(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.