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Now with Blue Jays, Johan Santana aims for another comeback

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) When Johan Santana walked into the Blue Jays' clubhouse for the first time early Saturday morning, a surprise was waiting inside his locker. Taped in the upper left hand corner, directly above his blue No. 57 jersey and cap, was a photograph of the celebration from Santana's no-hitter with the New York Mets in June 2012, arguably the finest moment in his baseball...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

Former Mets’ ace Johan Santana will make another attempt to return to the major leagues this season. The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that they will sign Santana to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Santana missed the entire 2013 season recovering from shoulder surgery, and his comeback last year was derailed due to a torn Achilles. While Santana’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana signs minor league deal with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league contract. Santana, 35, will have to pitch his way back to the majors after sitting out the last two seasons. His comeback attempt last year was thwarted by a torn Achillies. The veteran left-hander experienced shoulder soreness during winter ball last month but tests showed no structural damage. He is a longshot...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Johan Santana as lefty attempts comeback

  The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has undergone two operations on his left shoulder...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Sign Johan Santana To Minor League Contract

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sign Johan Santana, Papelbon Trade Next?

He’s a former Cy Young winner (twice actually), he’s thrown a no-hitter (the first in Mets history) and has had annual salaries over $24-million, but today Johan Santana has signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays. Santana, who is 35, is actually only 10 days older than current Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle and would be the second...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana signed by Blue Jays to minor league deal

Johan Santana’s baseball career is not over yet. Despite undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule in his shoulder twice — he missed all of 2011 and 2013 as he recovered — Santana is continuing his career. The Blue Jays announced Thursday they have signed the two-time Cy Young Award winner to a minor-league deal....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign LHP Johan Santana, hope for return to majors

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has undergone two operations...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Today In Mets History: Traded For Santana

In 2008, the Mets pulled off one of the most stunning trades in franchise history with the acquisition of Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for prospects Deolis Guerra, Carlos Gomez, Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey. SANTANA: Became a Met today (AP) The Yankees and Red Sox were hot at the time after Santana in the free-agent market, but the Twins pitted them...
Via New York Mets Report
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana shuts it down in winter ball because of shoulder

  Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana won't pitch during the rest of the Venezuelan Winter League season because of stiffness in his pitching shoulder. The 35-year-old left-hander retired six straight batters for Magallanes on Jan. 13 in his first outing since tearing his left Achilles tendon while pitching for Baltimore last June in extended spring training...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Johan Santana getting interest from several teams

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays and a couple other teams are considering the possibility of signing free-agent left-handed pitcher Johan Santana. yankees, jays, padres among half dozen teams considering johan santana, who’s planning to start thursday for magallanes — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 20, 2015...
Via Baseball Essential
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Yankees Sign Johan Santana?

Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets prepares to throw a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Trying to acquire a two-time Cy Young winner would usually be a no-brainer for the New York Yankees, but this time it’s a little more complicated. After retiring six straight batters on January...
Via The Sports Journal
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Johan Santana Attempting Comeback, Yankees Interested

Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the second-inning during the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 8, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.Yankees defeated the Rays 7-0.(Mandatory Credit:-Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America) Amidst his latest comeback attempt, Johan Santana is garnering interest from the New York Yankees as...
Via The Sports Journal
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Santana pitches 2 innings in 1st outing of comeback attempt

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Johan Santana retired six straight batters on Tuesday night in the Venezuelan Winter League, the first outing for the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner since he tore an Achilles tendon last June. Starting for the Magallanes Navigators in a 10-2 victory over the Aragua Tigers, the Venezuela left-hander threw 17 pitches and didn't have any strikeouts in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johan Santana Begins Comeback Attempt

Armed with two Cy Young Awards, a six-year stretch that rivaled some of the best peaks of the last 20 years and a new six-year, $137.5 million contract, it wasn’t that long ago that Johan Santana was on top of the baseball world. And then, well, and then dude starting falling apart. Call it bad luck. Call it what you will. But for three straight years (2008-2010), the lefty finished...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johan Santana to make Dominican Winter League debut on Tuesday

Johana Santana was recently clocked in the 87-89 mph range and is ready to make his Dominican Winter League debut on Tuesday. The former All-Star had his comeback attempt derailed last offseason after suffering a torn Achilles but the 35-year-old left-hander is ready to give it another try. Should Santana prove he has anything to offer in winter ball there should be a few teams...
Via Tireball.com
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

#TBT: Johan Santana’s shutout preserves Mets’ 2008 season

The New York Mets signed Johan Santana to a record six-year, $137.5 million contract in 2008 with championship hopes in Shea Stadium’s final season. As the Mets looked to keep pace with the Milwaukee Brewers in the wild card chase, Santana – on three days rest and in need of knee surgery- volunteered to start for the club on the season’s penultimate day. The two-time Cy Young...
Via Around Citi
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles could re-sign Johan Santana

Johan Santana could get another chance to revive his career with the Baltimore Orioles next season, as executive vice-president of baseball operations Dan Duquette told Roch Kubatko that the  club is open to re-signing the left-hander who has had tons of injuries during the past few years. Duquette also said, as I’ve heard previously, that re-signing Johan Santana is a possibility...
Via Baseball Essential
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles interested in re-signing Johan Santana

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in re-signing pitcher Johan Santana. Santana was attempting to make a comeback from shoulder surgery last year when he tore his Achilles tendon. It was a tough blow for Santana who was close to returning to the big leagues. The 35-year-old is not quite ready to hang it up with his agent recently saying that Santana was “hellbent on coming back...
Via Tireball.com
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Murphy Hasn’t Been Approached About Playing Outfield

On Sunday, April 12th, 2009, left fielder Daniel Murphy drifted towards the warning track inside Dolphins Stadium in Miami, FL. Johan Santana was on the mound and just a few games into the season, Murphy was about to blow a game for the New York Mets with a big error. Josh Johnson would go on to pitch a complete game shutout while Santana got a tough luck 2-1 loss. This April,...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Discussed Moving Murphy To The Outfield

On Sunday, April 12th, 2009, left fielder Daniel Murphy drifted towards the warning track inside Dolphins Stadium in Miami, FL. Johan Santana was on the mound and just a few games into the season, Murphy was about to blow a game for the New York Mets with a big error. Josh Johnson would go on to pitch a complete game shutout while Santana got a tough luck 2-1 loss. This April,...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Santana has a torn Achilles, and his career is probably over

The @Orioles' Johan Santana tore his left Achilles during extended spring training and is out for the rest of the season. — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 6, 2014
Via Bloguin Best
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Santana has a torn Achilles, and his career is probably over

The @Orioles' Johan Santana tore his left Achilles during extended spring training and is out for the rest of the season. — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 6, 2014
Via The Outside Corner
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Santana Out For 2014 With Torn Achilles

Photo Credit: tireball.com   On Friday, Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reported Johan Santana tore his left Achilles tendon during an extended spring training game in Sarasota, FL. The game was to be Santana’s last before progressing to two minor league starts as final prep before joining the big league club. The 35-year-old Santana, 139-78 in 12 major league seasons, re...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Santana tears Achilles, out for 2014

At 35-years old, Johan Santana has accomplished a lot in Major League Baseball, including throwing a no-hitter in 2012 while with the New York Mets. Santana, though, has also suffered more than his fair share of injuries. Throughout his career it’s been his shoulder and his elbow that have caused Santana problems, but Friday an MRI revealed Santana had torn his Achilles. Santana...
Via Sports-Glory
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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