Johan Santana RUMORS & NEWS

  • Johan Santana is still hoping to make a comeback

    Hardball Talk "Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana hasn’t pitched in the majors since August 17, 2012, but he still hasn’t given up on a comeback. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi has the news on Santana, who will be 37 years old in March: It’s been one setback after another for Santana, who underwent..." November 10

  • Johan Santana suspends comeback bid

    ESPN New York "Two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana has suspended his bid to pitch in the majors and will try again in 2016, a source told Santana has been dealing with a toe infection and became resigned that he would not have sufficient time to ramp up this season to pitch in the majors once..." June 28

  • Blue Jays' Santana ready to prove he still has it

    Toronto Sun "The best part of the day for Johan Santana is the early morning when the Blue Jays clubhouse is alive with the shouts and laughter of grown men getting ready to go out and play a kid’s game. It is that kid’s game that keeps Santana coming back for more. Over a six-year period from 2003..." March 14

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    #Orioles' minor league deal with Johan Santana is expected to be announced today.

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Johan Santana threw another bullpen today in Fort Myers. I'm told "a few teams" were in attendance, including #mntwins

  • Santana barely cracks 80 mph in workout with Yankees

    New York Post "The Yankees were one of seven teams to send a scout to Johan Santana’s throwing session Tuesday at a Fort Myers high school. Tim Naehring represented the Yankees at the workout in which Santana topped out at 81 mph, pitched between 77 and 78 mph and mixed in an impressive changeup. While the..." February 25

  • Yankees keep eye on Johan Santana as he rehabs from shoulder surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "The focus of the baseball winter shifted to Los Angeles this week, as 25-year-old Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka kicked off a cavalcade of meetings with clubs interested in his services. On the other side of the country, a 35-year-old, two-time Cy Young award winner continued his..." January 10

  • Johan Santana reuniting with the Twins? Still possible

    Hardball Talk "It’s been nine days since Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that Johan Santana was close to signing a minor-league deal and that hasn’t happened yet, but now Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Twins “remain a real possibility” to sign Santana. According to Martino..." January 06

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Johan Santana update: told he has offers. Nothing imminent. That can change fast though. #MNTwins have NOT made an offer. Remain interested.

  • Sources: Yanks have interest in Johan Santana

    ESPN New York "The Yankees have joined the Mets among the total of eight teams that have expressed interest in Johan Santana for 2014, sources have told ESPN New York. The talks with all the teams are in the preliminary stages. Santana, 34, has not pitched in two of the past three seasons because of..." December 11

  • Johan won’t commit to Mets

    New York Post "The Mets want to know if Johan Santana still loves them. According to an industry source, team officials met with the free-agent lefty’s representatives on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings and were interested in knowing whether Santana’s first choice for 2014 would be a return to the Mets. But..." December 11

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Mets are interested in knowing if they would be Santana's top choice, but were told it's too early to know. At least 7 teams interested.

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    Johan Santana now throwing up to 90 feet in FLA. Shoulder feels way better, Chris Leible of the Legacy Agency says. No set timeline for deal

  • Johan Santana likely a late-winter signing

    ESPN New York "Free-agent Johan Santana likely will wait until deep into the offseason to sign, when he is most equipped to demonstrate to bidders he is ready to compete from the get-go in 2014. Santana underwent April 2 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. It marked the second time..." November 07

  • Mets Decline Johan Santana's Option

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets announced that they have declined their $25MM club option on left-hander Johan Santana. The move is perhaps the least surprising option decision we'll see this season. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner will be paid a $5.5MM buyout and hit the free agent market." November 01

  • Johan Santana resumes throwing, set on being ready for Spring Training

    Newark Star-Ledger "Last week Mets general manager Sandy Alderson drew attention when he told WFAN that re-signing Johan Santana is a "possibility" this winter. That would only happen after the Mets buy out Santana’s contract for $5.5 million and sign him to a significant discount from the $25.5 million he made for..." October 11

  • Mets would consider bringing back Johan Santana on small deal

    ESPN New York "As the New York Mets look for options in their rotation GM Sandy Alderson said the team would consider bringing back veteran lefty starter Johan Santana on a small deal. The Mets are going to buyout Santana's contract for 2014 for $5.5 million as they otherwise would have owed him $25 million...." September 30

  • Johan Santana intends to play again, says he 'isn't going out like this'

    CBS Sports "Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana is currently rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn shoulder capsule his second such procedure in the last three years. It's fair to wonder if the injury is career-ending at age 34 but the Mets left-hander has told his agent he "isn't going out like..." August 20

  • Mets have mixed memories of Johan’s no-no

    New York Post "Johan Santana won’t be around his teammates Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the only no-hitter in Mets history, but the date isn’t lost on manager Terry Collins. Santana’s no-no against the Cardinals — in which the lefty, coming off shoulder surgery, threw 134 pitches — is..." June 01

  • Turns out Brewers’ Gomez was prize of deal for Santana

    New York Post "Did you have Carlos Gomez in the pool? Did you have him as the guy from the Johan Santana trade who was going to have the most staying power, the most impact? Because here is the Brewers center fielder five weeks into the season, leading the NL in hitting and pretty much playing as well — all..." May 07

  • Johan Santana undergoes surgery to repair anterior capsule tear

    Newark Star-Ledger "As scheduled, Johan Santana underwent surgery to repair a tear in the anterior capsule in his left shoulder this morning, the Mets announced. Team physician David Altchek performed the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The team described the surgery as "successful."..." April 02

  • Johan to have season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday "If Johan Santana is going to pitch again in the Major Leagues, the Mets' left-hander first will have to successfully rehab from shoulder surgery for the second time in less than three years. The club announced on Saturday that Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek will perform a procedure on..." March 31

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    Adam Rubin @

    Johan Santana will have surgery Tuesday.

  • Johan Santana likely needs another surgery on pitching shoulder

    Sporting News "New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana likely will need a second—and possibly career-ending—surgery on his pitching shoulder. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday evening that an MRI exam revealed a tear in the same area of Santana's shoulder that was repaired in..." March 28

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    Ken Rosenthal @

    Mets GM Alderson says Santana has probable re-tear of anterior capsule in left shoulder.

  • Johan Santana re-tears shoulder, season-ending surgery is likely

    CBS Sports "Mets left-hander Johan Santana has a "probable" retear of his left shoulder capsule, GM Sandy Alderson announced on a conference call on Thursday. He was examined in New York and a second opinion confirmed the diagnosis. Alderson said surgery is a "strong possibility." Santana, 34, went 6-9..." March 28

  • Santana's absence may be prolonged

    ESPN "Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, who is slated to open the season on the disabled list, may not make a quick return to the New York Mets. Santana continues to be plagued by shoulder weakness and is only throwing on flat ground at 90 feet. He roughly would need to double that..." March 23

  • Mets' Santana said to feel good after secret throwing session

    CBS Sports "Mets star Johan Santana threw Friday morning and felt well afterward, but the Mets are still taking it cautiously, so cautiously in fact that at least to this point it doesn't seem to be public knowledege that he threw. Anyway, there remains no timetable for Santana's real return from shoulder..." March 15

  • Johan Santana says issues with NY Mets have been ironed out

    New York Daily News "Johan Santana, sitting in front of his locker at Tradition Field, had been speaking about the recent drama involving himself and the Mets for about five minutes when Jeff Wilpon came by and offered his hand. “I’m getting old,” the lefty said on his 34th birthday. “No you’re not,” Wilpon..." March 14

  • Mets GM: Only Santana will decide when he's ready

    New York Post "The Mets aren’t going to be able to decide when Johan Santana is ready to pitch. Only Santana himself -- and his fragile left shoulder -- can do that. “Whatever the schedule is, Johan is ultimately the final arbiter, whether that’s articulated or not,” general manager Sandy Alderson said..." March 13

  • Johan Santana upset with Mets officials

    Sporting News "New York Mets lefthander Johan Santana remains “bitter” toward the team and is “barely communicating” with team officials, the New York Daily News reports. Santana is upset about the recent comments from team officials that he reported to camp out of shape and not ready to pitch this..." March 12

  • Santana controls timetable on comeback

    New York Post "The Mets aren’t going to be able to decide when Johan Santana is ready to pitch. Only Santana — and his fragile left shoulder — can do that. “Whatever the schedule is, Johan is ultimately the final arbiter, whether that’s articulated or not,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said..." March 11

  • NY Mets tell irked Johan Santana to slow down spring pace

    New York Daily News "After a stop-and-start beginning to spring training for Johan Santana, the Mets have told the lefty to proceed slowly and with caution. With that in mind, Santana is not likely to make his Grapefruit League debut Thursday, as had been expected, and his status as the Opening Day starter is even..." March 10

  • Wheeler ready to take mantle when Santana’s time up

    New York Post "Late yesterday morning, as Team Venezuela stretched in front of the visiting dugout near first base, Zack Wheeler and Johan Santana played catch, side-by-side down the left-field line. Wheeler threw to pitching coach Dan Warthen and Santana to Pedro Feliciano on an otherwise empty field. On..." March 07

  • Mets veteran hurler Johan Santana's debut slated for next week

    New York Daily News "The Mets are targeting late next week for Johan Santana to make his spring training debut. The lefty had his spring schedule pushed back because of weakness in his surgically repaired shoulder. “All signs point to his shoulder getting the strength he needs. He’s happy with the way he feels, he’s..." March 07

  • Johan Santana hoping to start Opening Day for Mets

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "He waded among the players as they stretched, a lone blue jersey squeezing through a sea of burgundy. Johan Santana patted one player on the head. He grabbed another near the jersey buttons. He grappled with another on the grass. In a more fruitful spring, the former Twins ace would have been..." March 07

  • Collins says Santana rush unnecessary

    Bergen Record "One day after Johan Santana threw a bullpen for the first time in 10 days, manager Terry Collins called it "unnecessary" and said he wished his ace handled himself differently. "He’s fine," Collins said, "and he wanted to show everybody he was fine. I just said, ‘Look, we’re going to do this..." March 05

  • Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't want Johan Santana to rush return

    Newark Star-Ledger "Johan Santana bounded with enthusiasm through the Mets’ spring training complex Monday. He walked through the clubhouse past reporters and shouted that all was "good." Later, he joked with fellow pitchers as several threw bullpen sessions on a chilly morning. "He’s back to being Johan,"..." March 05

  • NY Mets ace Johan Santana needs to take recovery slow, says manager Terry Collins

    New York Daily News "Terry Collins spoke about Johan Santana with a mixture of relief and admiration Monday afternoon. The Mets’ manager met with Santana that morning, a day after the lefthander gave a surprise performance off the mound in the bullpen, a seeming attempt to quiet the rumblings about his fitness. Said..." March 05

  • NY Mets doubt Johan Santana will avoid D.L. but not seeking pitching

    New York Daily News "The Mets’ private expectations for Johan Santana’s April 1 availability are even grimmer than their public line of “we’ll see.” Really, there is almost no chance that Santana avoids the disabled list at the beginning of the season, leaving the Mets in need of at least one additional starting..." March 05

  • Johan pen session irks Collins

    New York Post "Although Johan Santana came out of it in one piece, manager Terry Collins wasn’t thrilled with the impromptu bullpen session the lefty threw Sunday, and Collins let him know it yesterday. “I asked him, ‘What did you get on the mound for?’ ” Collins said. “[Santana responded] ‘Because I felt..." March 05

  • Johan throws in pen to prove Amazin’s wrong

    New York Post "An angry Johan Santana arrived at Tradition Field yesterday, upset about reports that raised doubt regarding his offseason throwing program and whether that may set back his readiness for the regular season. So after long-tossing with Pedro Feliciano, Santana pitched off a mound for the first..." March 04

  • Alderson: Santana ‘wasn’t ready’ to throw

    New York Post "At this point, the Mets know a lot more about when Johan Santana isn’t going to pitch than when he is. After an offseason in which he admittedly threw less than normal, Santana and the Mets have found his spring training regimen delayed indefinitely. “I think there was an expectation that..." March 03

  • Mets are unhappy with lack of throwing work Johan Santana did over winter

    New York Daily News "What occurred Saturday at Camp Met, Sandy Alderson expressing his dismay that Johan Santana didn’t do enough throwing work over the winter, was the culmination of the Mets high command’s frustration over never getting their money’s worth on the $137.5 million contract they bestowed on their..." March 03

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    Marc Carig @

    Alderson said it would be another 10 days until Santana is ready to throw off a mound.

  • Is Johan Santana Having A Great Season The Worst Case Scenario For The Mets?

    Amazin' Avenue "For a while, it looked as if Johan Santana already had his ticket to Cooperstown punched and ready to go. From 2004, when he became a full-time starting pitcher with the Twins, until the end of the decade, Santana was the best pitcher in baseball, eclipsing Roy Halladay, CC Sabathia, Roy Oswalt,..." February 25

  • Sandy Alderson says Johan Santana will not be ready to make first spring start

    New York Daily News "Less than a week after the Mets got a hopeful glimpse of a future ace, they got some unsettling news about their current one. Johan Santana, who was shut down early last season, has weakness in his surgically repaired left shoulder and will have his Grapefruit League debut delayed, the Mets..." February 23

  • Slow-armed Santana to miss first spring start

    New York Post "Johan Santana already has the Mets guessing whether his left shoulder will be ready for Opening Day. After watching Santana throw a lackluster bullpen session on Wednesday, manager Terry Collins yesterday said the left-hander will be scratched from his March 2 spring training start against the..." February 23

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    Adam Rubin @

    Johan Santana first start backed up to March 10

  • Mets Tejada, Santana linked by Latino heritage

    New York Post "Position players and pitchers exist as different species occupying the same terrain in baseball’s universe. Their routines and schedules only occasionally intersect, particularly in spring training. Here in Mets camp, though, shortstop Ruben Tejada and starting pitcher Johan Santana cross those..." February 20

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