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  1. Manny Machado to hit in simulated game today

    Apr 12, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT

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    Orioles third basemen are hitting .189 so far this season.

  2. Johan Santana tests his surgically-repaired shoulder by throwing off full mound

    Mar 27, 2014, 9:46 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana still has a long way to go before he pitches in another major league game, but he took an important step today in his recovery from his second shoulder capsule surgery. According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Santana has advanced to throwing off a full-mound in Orioles’ camp. The southpaw is expected to…

  3. Johan Santana and Dylan Bundy are rehab buddies

    Mar 25, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles

    Johan Santana is one of the best pitchers of this generation and he’s coming back from multiple shoulder surgeries at age 35. Dylan Bundy is one of the best pitching prospects in baseball and he’s coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery at age 21. They’re both in Orioles camp and Adam Berry of MLB.com…

  4. Orioles make minor league deal with Johan Santana official

    Mar 4, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

    National League New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana during first inning action in Washington

    Johan Santana and the Orioles have finalized their minor-league contract, which was announced just now and will include an invitation to big-league camp. Santana struggled to top 80 miles per hour while throwing for a half-dozen teams last week, so the odds of him making the Opening Day roster seem awfully slim. There’s some speculation…

  5. Johan Santana may pitch out of the Orioles’ bullpen

    Mar 4, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that Johan Santana could be used as a reliever by the Orioles once he’s able to pitch. Kubatko reported yesterday that the Orioles “have an agreement in place” with Santana on a minor league deal. Given the sort of deal it was and given how late it was reached, Santana…

  6. Orioles nearing a minor league deal with Johan Santana

    Mar 3, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    MASN’s Roch Kubatko — who is sitting right in front of me today in the Orioles’ press box, so he’s smooth — reports that the Orioles are nearing a minor league contract with Johan Santana. Santana is apparently here in Orioles camp in Sarasota today working on the details of the deal. It’s definitely something of…

  7. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  8. Johan Santana had trouble topping 80 miles per hour

    Feb 25, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana held a workout for seven teams today and George King of the New York Post has some details that make it sound like things didn’t go particularly well for the rehabbing left-hander. King reports that Santana “topped out” at 81 miles per hour and was throwing mostly in the high-70s. Prior to his…

  9. Twins among teams interested in Johan Santana

    Feb 18, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

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    According to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins remain interested in a reunion with free agent left-handed starter Johan Santana but are one of only several major league teams currently in the running for his services. “We talked (Monday) and I’ll see,” Twins assistant GM Rob Antony told the Star-Tribune about…

  10. Johan Santana has begun throwing off a mound

    Feb 8, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Johan Santana took an important step this week in his recovery from surgery to repair a re-tear of the anterior capsule muscle in his left shoulder. He provided the update via his Twitter account yesterday: Just want to let you guys know that I started throwing off the mound this week, and I feel great!!!…

  11. Yankees among teams monitoring Johan Santana

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    The Twins are reportedly interested in a reunion with two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, but they are going to have plenty of competition to sign him. Confirming reports from last month, Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger hears that the Yankees are among several teams monitoring the progress of Santana. Andy Martino of…

  12. Johan Santana reuniting with the Twins? Still possible

    Jan 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    It’s been nine days since Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that Johan Santana was close to signing a minor-league deal and that hasn’t happened yet, but now Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Twins “remain a real possibility” to sign Santana. According to Martino at least a dozen…

  13. Orioles’ top priority is adding another starting pitcher

    Jan 4, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    The Orioles are still unsettled at closer and could use another bat for the designated hitter spot, but Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports hears that adding another starting pitcher is the club’s “primary focus” at this time. As we have heard throughout the winter, veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett is at the top of their list.…

  14. Johan Santana close to signing minor league deal

    Dec 29, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe: Johan Santana, LHP, free agent — Santana is getting closer to making a decision on a minor league deal with a team. There’s been some speculation about the Twins since Santana still resides in Fort Myers, Fla., where the Twins have spring training. The Red…

  15. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  16. Russell Wilson — yes that one — and 44 players you’ve never heard of taken in Rule 5 draft

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The Rule 5 draft took place this morning. It’s traditionally the last thing that happens at the Winter Meetings, so there’s a bittersweet element to it I suppose. We all have to go home today. We all get to go home today. It’s like any vacation story I suppose. It’s not a terribly interesting event…

  17. Eight teams have expressed interest in Johan Santana

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    He’s coming off his second shoulder surgery and just this week we learned, in the form of Roy Halladay‘s retirement, just how devastating shoulder surgeries can be. But that’s not stopping as many as eight teams expressing interest in Johan Santana, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. The Mets, Yankees, Twins, Rays, Orioles, Royals,…

  18. Alderson: 2014 will be “a new day” for the Mets

    Nov 16, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson recently said he won’t target players expected to take home a nine-figure contract, like Jacoby Ellsbury or Shin-Soo Choo, but he did state that the 2014 season will be “a new day” for the franchise. Newsday’s Marc Carig writes that Alderson spent 45 minutes on the radio, between WFAN and ESPN…

  19. Alderson: Mets don’t expect to give out $100 million contract this winter

    Nov 11, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson AP

    The Mets have some money to spend this offseason with the contracts of Johan Santana, Jason Bay, and Frank Francisco coming off the books, but don’t expect them to go after any of the big ticket items in free agency. Alderson pledges aggressive approach this winter but unwilling to go over $100 million for a…

  20. The Twins are checking Johan Santana’s medicals

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Is a reunion in the offing? LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins are “one of several teams” that have asked to look at Johan Santana‘s medical information. Santana is a risk given multiple major shoulder injuries and surgeries. But he’s apparently an intriguing one as several teams are said to have checked…

  21. Mets decline Johan Santana’s $25 million option

    Nov 1, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    National League New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana during first inning action in Washington

    Johan Santana is officially a free agent, as the Mets declined his $25 million option for 2014 and paid him a $5.5 million buyout. It was obviously a no-brainer move, as Santana missed the entire season following shoulder surgery and is no sure thing to be ready for the beginning of next year. He’ll likely…

  22. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  23. Dodgers claim Mike Baxter off waivers from Mets

    Oct 17, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers announced this evening that they have claimed outfielder Mike Baxter off waivers from the Mets. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the club has designated outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment. Baxter is best known for saving Johan Santana‘s no-hit bid last June 1 by crashing into the left field…

  24. Johan Santana has begun throwing

    Oct 5, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

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    After undergoing surgery in April to repair a re-tear of the anterior capsule in his left shoulder, two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has begun a throwing program. The rehabbing southpaw provided the update via his Twitter account yesterday. Very happy to move to the next phase of my rehab! Throwing!!!! So far, so…

  25. Mets would consider re-signing Johan Santana

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    National League New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana during first inning action in Washington

    Johan Santana has already said that he plans to come back from shoulder surgery to pitch next season and yesterday Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he’s open to re-signing the left-hander after the team buys out his $25.5 million option for $5.5 million to make him a free agent. Here’s what Alderson said during…

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