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Johan Santana | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/13/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Johan Santana has been scratched from the remainder of the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs.
Santana missed a start last week due to shoulder discomfort, but no structural damage was found and he was hoping to return to action quickly. It's unclear whether the discomfort has lingered or not, but that possibility has been officially ruled out. The 35-year-old will now likely have to prove his health with throwing sessions in order to sign with an MLB team. Jan 27 - 2:37 PM

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Johan Santana's agent Peter Greenberg said Thursday that his client could be able to pitch in the next round of the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs.

A report Wednesday out of Venezuela stated that Santana was again having problems with his throwing shoulder, but tests have ruled out structural damage and the veteran lefty hasn't given up hope of appearing in another VWL game. Greenberg also told FOX Sports' Jon Morosi that Santana "will be ready for spring training." The 35-year-old Santana is still a major league free agent and is probably going to have to take a non-guaranteed minor league deal.
Jan 22 - 10:40 AM

Johan Santana will miss the Venezuelan Winter League final due to shoulder discomfort, according to Nelson Medina Arnías of LVBP.com.

Santana is attempting to return to the major leagues and had been drawing interest from a half-dozen teams, including the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Padres. The lefty underwent an MRI, which revealed no structural damage, but pitching coach Edwin Hurtado said Santana was recovering slowly and did not want to risk exacerbating the injury. The 35-year-old had his attempt at a comeback halted last year with the Orioles when he tore his Achilles.
Source: LVBP.com
Jan 21 - 10:41 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Padres are among a half-dozen teams considering free agent left-hander Johan Santana.

Several other teams were reportedly in attendance for Santana's start in the Venezuelan Winter League last Tuesday. He's scheduled to pitch again on Thursday. The veteran southpaw is fully recovered from his torn Achilles and should wind up in camp with someone on an incentive-laden deal.
Jan 20 - 2:31 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that Johan Santana has at least one offer on the table after throwing on Tuesday.

Wolfson notes that the Twins were on hand for that outing, but have yet to make an offer to the veteran left-hander. He is scheduled to pitch again in the Venezuelan Winter League this week.
Jan 18 - 4:27 PM

Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers were among six teams to send scouts to watch Johan Santana's start in the Venezuelan Winter League on Tuesday.

Santana threw two perfect innings on 17 pitches, a good first step in his attempt to return to the majors. Fraley notes that, along with the Rangers, the Brewers, Mariners, Rays, Blue Jays, and Yankees also sent scouts to watch Santana. As he is expected to grab only a minor league deal, a team won't be risking much in taking a flier on the lefty.
Jan 15 - 8:05 AM

Dan Martin of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are interested in Johan Santana.

The Yankees were among the teams in attendance for Santana's start in the Venezuelan Winter League on Tuesday. According to Martin, they remain "intrigued" by the veteran left-hander and plan to "keep an eye on him." He'll likely never throw as hard as he once did and might not be anything more than a dice roll at this point, but he figures to go into spring training with someone.
Jan 14 - 9:44 AM

Johan Santana (Achilles) pitched two perfect innings Tuesday for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Santana also reached 90 mph with his fastball. The veteran southpaw tried to make it back from his second major shoulder surgery last year before he tore his Achilles, but he's going to give it another shot. Someone will likely give him an incentive-laden deal to see what he has left in the tank.
Jan 14 - 8:58 AM

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reports that the Twins are expected to watch Johan Santana (Achilles) pitch Tuesday in the Venezuelan Winter League.

The Twins also watched Santana in his debut last week. Santana tore his Achilles last June while making a comeback from his second major shoulder surgery, but he's now recovered and should be able to land a minor league deal if he proves his health and effectiveness. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported that the veteran southpaw was recently clocked at 87-89 mph during a bullpen session.
Jan 13 - 1:56 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Johan Santana (Achilles) was clocked at 87-89 mph during a bullpen session Thursday.

Santana is slated to make his Venezuelan Winter League debut Thursday. The veteran left-hander had his comeback attempt last season wrecked by a torn Achilles, but he's going to give it a go again. If Santana proves his health in winter ball, some team will give him a minor league deal.
Jan 8 - 10:16 PM

Johan Santana (Achilles) is preparing to pitch in January for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Santana tore his Achilles in June while making a comeback from his second major shoulder surgery, but he still intends to continue his playing career. Pitching in winter ball will give him the opportunity to prove his health and effectiveness. The veteran left-hander will almost certainly have to settle for an incentive-laden contract.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:04:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Johan Santana (Achilles) is working out in his native Venezuela and is eyeing a comeback in 2015.

Santana's comeback from shoulder surgery was derailed in June when he tore his Achilles, but Heyman says the lefty's arm is "fine" and he's intent on playing in 2015. The veteran left-hander will only require a minor league contract loaded with incentives, so someone will surely give him a shot even though he'll turn 36 in March.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Wednesday that the team is open to re-signing Johan Santana.

Santana's comeback from shoulder surgery came to an end in June when he tore his Achilles tendon, but his agent, Chris Lieble recently said that his client is "hellbent on coming back." The Orioles intend to watch him when he's ready to throw.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Johan Santana's agent, Chris Leible, said that his client "is hellbent on coming back."

Santana's comeback from shoulder surgery came to an unfortunate end this June when he tore his Achilles tendon, but he considers it merely "a minor setback." The hope is that he'll be able to throw off a mound for interested teams later this offseason, but he'll almost certainly have to settle for an incentive-laden minor league deal. Santana turns 36 in March.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 02:06:00 PM

Orioles activated LHP Johan Santana from the 60-day disabled list.

Santana's comeback attempt from another shoulder surgery ended in June when he tore his Achilles tendon. The lefty will have to settle for another minor league deal this offseason.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 09:52:00 AM

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