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Ervin Santana | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Ervin Santana was blasted for eight earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.
Yikes. Santana entered the afternoon outing with a 2.60 ERA in four starts since returning from his PED suspension and he left it with a 3.78 ERA. The 32-year-old right-hander will try to get back on track next week in a road outing against the Blue Jays. Jul 29 - 4:57 PM

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Ervin Santana picked up his first win of the year by shutting out the Athletics for 7 2/3 innings on Friday.

Santana struck out just one batter tonight, but the A's still couldn't get anything going against him. It doesn't help that they still have the black hole known as Billy Butler still sitting in the middle of their order. Santana has a 3.86 ERA in three starts since returning from his steroids suspension. He's not a particularly good bet it mixed leagues going forward.
Jul 18 - 1:05 AM

Ervin Santana struggled in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, allowing six runs on eight hits in just four innings of work.

All of the runs scored off of him came via the long ball, with Victor Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez all leaving the yard. After a dominant first start with the Twins, he came crashing back to Earth in his one, and will carry a 6.00 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 13/6 K/BB ratio into the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 11:37 PM

Ervin Santana was almost untouchable in Sunday's no-decision against the Royals, striking out eight and allowing just two runs on three hits over eight innings in the team's 3-2 loss.

Given that Santana had been sitting on the restricted list for his use of performance-enhancing drugs over the last 80 games, few could have expected him to come roaring out in mid-season form. That he did, though, that he did. After eight innings, Santana had thrown just 93 pitches. He posted sub-4.00 ERAs in each of his last two seasons and mixed league formats would do well to consider him as a pickup if he's floating out there.
Jul 5 - 4:39 PM

Twins activated RHP Ervin Santana from the restricted list.

Santana has finally finished serving his 80-game suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs. He will make his Twins debut on Sunday against the Royals. He was terrific in three minor league rehab starts with Triple-A Rochester, registering a 1.74 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 11/4 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings. He's worth a look in any mixed leagues where he remains available.
Jul 4 - 8:32 AM

Ervin Santana will make his Twins debut on July 5 versus the Royals.

Santana is eligible to return from his PED suspension on July 4, but the Twins have lined him up to take the ball a day later. The veteran right-hander holds a 2.84 ERA and 6/4 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings across two starts for Triple-A Rochester as he gears up to join the big club next weekend.
Jun 28 - 9:24 AM

Ervin Santana allowed just one run over five innings Saturday in his first start at Triple-A Rochester.

Santana yielded only five hits and struck out three before exiting at 88 pitches. It was a positive debut outing from the $55 million right-hander, who is eligible to return from his PED suspension on July 4. He's worth stashing now in most mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 20 - 9:44 PM

Ervin Santana will make a start for Triple-A Rochester on Saturday.

It will be the first of three outings as Santana gears up for a return early next month. He's eligible for activation from his PED suspension on July 4 and Twins manager Paul Molitor said the righty's results in the minor league starts don't really matter. "I would think that if his starts go well in terms of health, and not so much results," Molitor said, "when it’s time for him to come here and pitch, that’s what’s going to happen."
Jun 17 - 8:55 AM

Ervin Santana threw 60 pitches in a live batting practice session on Friday without any issues.

He'll throw again this weekend before heading to extended spring training to start working in live game action. He's in line to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester in mid-June before rejoining the Twins when his suspension is up in July.
May 29 - 8:16 PM

Ervin Santana has been throwing bullpen sessions in extended spring training.

He'll throw live batting practice next week and is in line to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester in mid-June. Santana will be eligible to return from his suspension in July.
May 19 - 7:01 PM

Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for Stanozolol.

Santana just signed a four-year, $55 million contract with the Twins over the offseason and will now miss the first half of his first season with the club. He won't be paid while suspended, so the Twins will at least get $6.75 million of that money back. It's obviously a big blow to a Twins team that was already looking like a likely last-place finish in the AL Central. Mike Pelfrey will replace Ervin Santana in the rotation.
Apr 3 - 4:34 PM

Ervin Santana was terrific in his final spring training tuneup Thursday, allowing just one hit over six shutout frames against the Red Sox.

He struck out a pair and walked one. The outing was especially impressive given that Santana was going up against what will be Boston's Opening Day lineup. The veteran right-hander put up a 1.89 ERA this spring.
Apr 2 - 10:40 PM

Ervin Santana pitched six innings of one-run ball Saturday in beating the Phillies.

Santana has pitched well in three of his four starts this spring. We don't like his chances of amassing much fantasy value in front of the lousy Twins defense, but at least he'll be an upgrade over what they got from the middle of their rotation last year.
Mar 28 - 3:52 PM

Ervin Santana pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three Sunday as the Twins beat the Orioles 2-1.

Santana allowed two hits, both of which were singles. The right-hander figures to be the Twins' No. 2 starter after signing a four-year, $55 million contract in December. He's not recommended in fantasy leagues.
Mar 8 - 4:17 PM

Twins signed RHP Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract.

The deal includes a $14 million vesting option for the fifth year, or a $1 million buyout. The Twins will hold a press conference Saturday morning to announce the deal. Santana posted a 3.95 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 179/63 K/BB ratio over 196 innings with the Braves in 2014. The 31-year-old hurler should provide a stabilizing veteran presence atop the Twins rotation.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 08:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Casey Fien
5J.R. Graham
6Ryan Pressly
7Trevor May
8Ryan O'Rourke