Mar 30, 2015, 8:33 AM EDT
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.
Feb 27, 2015, 11:19 AM EDT
If he’s called up to the majors Santana will get $2.5 million in guaranteed money.
Feb 26, 2015, 6:06 PM EDT
Santana hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012 due to injury.
Jan 31, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT
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.
Jan 22, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT
He’s not dead yet. Just mostly dead.
Jan 21, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT
Jan 20, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT
He’ll cost little so he’s pretty low-risk.
Jan 14, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT
Santana hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012.
Jan 14, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT
He’d cost nothing to give a look-see, of course.
Jan 10, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT
Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana will attempt to return to the major leagues again in 2015.
Jan 10, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT
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.
Sep 29, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
For a few years there, I saw it as my personal mission to the spread the gospel of Ron Gardenhire.
Apr 12, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT
Orioles third basemen are hitting .189 so far this season.
Mar 27, 2014, 9:46 PM EDT
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…
Mar 25, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT
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…
Mar 4, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT
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…
Mar 4, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT
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…
Mar 3, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT
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…
Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT
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…
Feb 25, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT
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…
Feb 18, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT
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…
Feb 8, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT
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!!!…
Jan 9, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT
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…
Jan 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
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…
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- Cardinals confirm Adam Wainwright is done for season with torn Achilles 17
- Source: Josh Hamilton rejected a trade to a National League team because he wanted to go back to Texas 38
- Deal done: Josh Hamilton traded to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations 41
- Pitchers batting is dumb and the DH should be universal 351
- And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights 88
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