Found September 11, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Royals right-hander Ervin Santana refuses at this point anyway to be drawn into any discussion on his looming free agency and its looming riches. Not merely because he doesn’t want to talk about it. Rather Santana doesn’t even want to think about it. “There’s nothing on my mind except to finish the season strong and healthy” he insisted “After that whatever happens is what’s going to happen. That’s my goal — finish strong and healthy.” Santana 30 is making $13 million in completing a multiyear deal signed on Valentine’s Day in 2009 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Royals are paying all but $1 million of Santana’s salary after acquiring him last October for minor-league pitcher Brandon Sisk. And yes they want to keep Santana around. “We’ll see how that goes” general manager Dayton Moore said. “Obviously he’s a free agent. I think he likes it here. We certainly like him. It’s just a matter of working hard and trying to make it work.” That figures to be tou

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