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Report: Angels getting calls on Ervin Santana

Dec 6, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

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We know the Angels want another starter. It doesn’t seem at all likely that they’d want to subtract one immediately afterwards, but according to’s Ken Rosenthal, the Angels are fielding calls about Ervin Santana from teams thinking they have the inside track on C.J. Wilson.

The Angels would probably prefer to go into next season with a big four of Jered Weaver, Wilson, Dan Haren and Santana in their rotation, but it wouldn’t hurt to listen in case someone wants to offer them a top infielder for Santana. Although he finished 11-12, Santana had one of his best seasons last year. His 3.38 ERA ranked 14th in the AL, and he threw a career-high 228 2/3 innings.

As for his contract, Santana will earn $11.2 million next year. There’s also a $13 million club option for 2013. He’d become a free agent if that’s declined.

In return for Santana, the Angels would likely prefer an established corner infielder capable of hitting in the middle of the order. Boston’s Kevin Youkilis would make sense. Florida’s Gaby Sanchez probably wouldn’t fit the bill, though Logan Morrison might.

  1. dwrek5 - Dec 6, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    May I take Ervin to a movie tonight?
    Yes, have him home by 10.

  2. lyon810 - Dec 6, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    Lateral move if they sign CJ and trade Wilson, then they just look dumb on two fronts.

    Gaby or LoMo isn’t worth having two Johan Santana’s in the same division

    • lyon810 - Dec 6, 2011 at 10:30 PM

      ***trade Ervin

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