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Twins can't take advantage of Santana's stellar start, drop key game to K.C.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ben Zobrist put a major dent in Minnesota's postseason bid with an RBI double in the eighth inning against struggling All-Star Glen Perkins, and the Kansas City Royals topped the Twins 3-1 on Friday night. Perkins, hampered by neck and back trouble that led to him losing the closer role, spoiled a stellar start by Ervin Santana (7-5) with a first-pitch fastball that...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana is showing he’s worth the money

Last off-season, the Minnesota Twins made Ervin Santana the highest paid free agent in team history, paying him $54 million over the course of four years. This large of a salary provided lofty expectations for Santana, who failed to live up to them at the start of his tenure with the Twins. Fans have had quite a fickle relationship with Santana thus far, but he is starting to prove...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Twins vs. Tigers

Ervin Santana was brought in to serve as a veteran presence in Minnesota's rotation, but a lengthy suspension made him more like a mid-season addition for the playoff race. The right-hander now seems to be hitting his stride at just the right time for the Twins. As Santana looks to win his fourth straight start, Minnesota hopes to bounce back by avoiding its first home series loss...
Via Fox Sports North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana: Yankees Stadium ‘a joke’ following rough outing

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana isn’t fond of Yankees Stadium after Greg Bird blasted two home runs off him in Wednesday’s game. To be fair, Santana did give Bird credit for one of the dingers, but he staunchly believes the second was due solely to the layout of the stadium. “The other one was a very good pitch, out and way, and he just hit it very good. I know,...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana suspended 80 games for PED use

A wild Friday just got a little crazier – Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Stanozolol. Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) April 3, 2015   The 32-year old Santana signed a four year, $55 million contract...
Via The Outside Corner
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins add Ervin Santana to a veteran-heavy rotation

The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option...
Via The Outside Corner
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves ballboy sprints behind home plate during pitch

Your browser does not support iframes.An Atlanta Braves ballboy was caught sprinting behind backstop while pitcher Ervin Santana was delivering a pitch during the third inning of Saturday's game against Chicago.The Braves ballboy ran to grab a ball that was fouled off behind the plate on the 0-1 pitch to Cubs batter Jeff Samardzija. However, the ballboy was forced to make a mad...
Via Holdout Sports
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Atlanta Braves will make the playoffs

The Atlanta Braves started out this season with some early concerns from the bullpen.  However, a few recoveries and one newly added pitcher, Ervin Santana, are scheduled to put the Braves back into a normal rotation.  Even one of the most doubtful offensive players, B.J. Upton hasn’t completely disappointed like expected.  I feel like the […] The post How the Atlanta Braves...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves look poised to settle pitching concerns

The Atlanta Braves started off the 2014 season on the right note, taking two games out of three against the Milwaukee Brewers in a road series that started with several questions circling the 2013 NL East champs that were at least partially answered by the pair of wins against the Brew Crew. The Braves start the season right thanks to solid starting pitching (Photo by Mike McGinnis...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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