The New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins have all requested medical records for free agent starting pitcher Ervin Santana, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Santana, 31, was arguably the top pitcher available at the outset of free agency this offseason, but has not seen much of a market develop for him to this point. Part of that may be his exorbitant contract demands -- he had been looking for around $112 million, more than many thought he would receive. He also turned down a qualifying offer from the Royals, meaning a team that signs him will be required to forfeit a draft pick. The three teams putting in request for medical records all have had needs in their rotation this offseason. The Twins have made big moves already, signing Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes and Mike Pelfrey, but are still open to further upgrades as they look to make a huge overhaul from their league-worst starting staff in 2013. Still, signing Santana to a big contract may not fit the Twins plan any more.
Yankees, Twins and Orioles request medical records for Ervin Santana
SB Nation | Jan 14