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Johan Santana abandons comeback bid with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has abandoned his comeback bid with the Toronto Blue Jays. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Saturday that a toe infection was the primary factor in Santana's decision. He said Santana plans on pitching winter ball. Santana hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012 with the New York Mets. The 36-year-old lefty signed a...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Johan Santana call it quits?

ESPN.com reporter Adam Rubin announced on Saturday that left-hander Johan Santana is suspending his comeback attempt and will pick it back up in 2016, which makes you wonder, should the 36-year-old veteran call it a career? The two-time Cy Young Award winner has had a toe infection, which has prevented him from putting in the amount of work necessary to get back to the majors this...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Mets History: Johan Santana Tosses A No-Hitter

Johan Santana took the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals three years ago today on June 1, 2012 and tossed one of the most memorable games in New York Mets history. It was a beautiful Friday night, and as a Mets fan, before every game you always think to yourself: “Maybe tonight will be the night they finally do it.” Because up until that point, no Mets pitcher had ever thrown...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Santana to Harvey: New York’s Past and Present

From Tom Seaver, to Jerry Koosman, to Dwight Gooden, the New York Mets have had their fair share of talented pitchers. But up until a few years ago, none of them had ever managed to go an entire game without allowing a hit. This came to an end on June 1, 2012, when Johan Santana threw a no-hitter for the Mets against the St. Louis Cardinals. He accomplished something Doc, Kooz...
Via The Sports Post
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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
February 28, 2015  |  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
February 26, 2015  |  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
February 26, 2015  |  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
February 26, 2015  |  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
February 26, 2015  |  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
February 26, 2015  |  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

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 The Outside Corner
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 Bloguin Best
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

Johan Santana To Miss Remainder Of 2014 Season With Torn Achilles

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana was on track to join the Baltimore Orioles next month. That was before he went to retrieve a batted ball during an extended spring training assignment on Friday. Santana suffered a torn left Achilles tendon on the play and will miss the rest of the 2014 season, as confirmed by Orioles general manager Dan Duquette. The 35-year-old’s career...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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