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Updated: March 4th, 2014 10:39am
Reports: Johan Santana signs minor league deal with Orioles

Reports: Johan Santana signs minor league deal with Orioles

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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The Johan Santana reunion dream appears to have died.

Santana agreed to a minor league deal with the Orioles, according to multiple national reports.

The Twins had continued to send scouts following Santana's recovery from multiple arm surgeries.

Santana threw a bullpen Feb. 25, and the Twins had multiple scouts in attendance.

The two-time Cy Young winner likely won't be ready to return until mid-summer at the earliest, so it's a bit of a gamble for the Orioles. But on a minor league contact - even without knowing the full terms of the contract - it's probably low risk.

UPDATE (11:35 A.M.): Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the deal includes a $3 million base salary and an opt-out date at the end of May.


The former Twins lefty turns 35 on March 13.

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