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  1. 2015 Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

    Mar 30, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT

    John Gibbons

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Blue Jays look like a club that’ll mash the hell out of the ball but have a hard time with run prevention.

  2. Johan Santana’s deal with the Blue Jays has an April 28 opt-out clause

    Feb 27, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT

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    If he’s called up to the majors Santana will get $2.5 million in guaranteed money.

  3. Blue Jays sign Johan Santana

    Feb 26, 2015, 6:06 PM EDT

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    Santana hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 due to injury.

  4. Cubs sign Mike Baxter

    Jan 31, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

    Mike Baxter AP

    Baxter appeared in four games with the Dodgers last season and owns a .225/.331/.342 batting line in the majors. He’ll always be aces with Mets fans, though.

  5. Johan Santana has no structural damage in his shoulder

    Jan 22, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

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

    He’s not dead yet. Just mostly dead.

  6. Johan Santana throws two innings in Venezuela

    Jan 14, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT

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

    Santana hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012.

  7. Report: the Yankees are interested in Johan Santana

    Jan 14, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

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

    He’d cost nothing to give a look-see, of course.

  8. Johan Santana expects to return to the major leagues in 2015

    Jan 10, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT

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

    Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana will attempt to return to the major leagues again in 2015.

  9. Mark Mulder still mulling over the possibility of a comeback

    Jan 10, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT

    Mark Mulder AP

    Mark Mulder saw his comeback attempt come to an abrupt end last February when he ruptured his left Achilles tendon while doing agility drills prior to a bullpen session in Angels camp. He might not be done.

  10. Ron Gardenhire: Too much of the credit, too much of the blame

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ron Gardenhire

    For a few years there, I saw it as my personal mission to the spread the gospel of Ron Gardenhire.

  11. Manny Machado to hit in simulated game today

    Apr 12, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT

    Manny Machado AP

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

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler Getty

    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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!!!…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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.…

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