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Updated: February 18th, 2014 3:09pm
Report: Twins, Johan Santana's agent in contact as recently as Monday

Report: Twins, Johan Santana's agent in contact as recently as Monday

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins remain interested in Johan Santana, and Assistant General Manager Rob Antony talked to Santa's agent Monday, according to La Velle E. Neal of the Star Tribune.

The report also said, citing a source close to Santana, that other teams have emerged in pursuit of Santana.

Santana, 34, had surgery in early spring 2013. He'll turn 35 in March and won't be ready to pitch until midseason, according to Neal. That makes it much more likely the Twins -- or any team looking to land Santana -- would sign him to a minor league deal.

Here's an excerpt from Neal's report:

Santana won't be ready to pitch until the end of May or early June, so he would likely sign a minor league deal with incentives once he reaches the majors. Representatives of the Twins and Orioles observed Santana's first bullpen session earlier this month, and the Twins' continued interest suggest they were encouraged by what they saw.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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