Report: Twins And Ervin Santana Agree To Four-Year Deal
Image courtesy of Adam Hunger, USA TodayReports from San Diego, including those from Twins beat writers, are saying that it is official this time.
Santana has been one of the most durable starting pitchers in baseball through his dozen big league seasons. The Twins were very interested in him one year ago, but he chose a one-year deal with the Braves.
He has had a lot of success in the American League.
Signing Santana not only will cost the Twins $54 million dollars over the next four years (and longer and more dollars if his option year vests), but the Twins will lose their second-round pick in 2015.
With this signing, the Twins will have to make room on their 40-man roster as their Rule 5 selection of JR Graham pushed the roster back to 40.
The Twins 2015 starting rotation now consists of Phil Hughes, Ervin Santana, Kyle Gibson and Ricky Nolasco. The fifth starter job should be up for grabs between Tommy Milone, Trevor May, Mike Pelfrey and Alex Meyer.
Santana will turn 32 years old on Friday.