Feb 15, 2013; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana throws a pitch during spring training at Legends Field. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Sources: Yankees have interest in Johan Santana


Johan Santana is gaining a lot of interest throughout the major league. There have been numerous reports of seven teams, including the Rays, Royals, Brewers, and Orioles who are all looking at Santana to be in their pitching rotation.

Now it looks like another team is in the mix, the New York Yankees. From ESPN,

Like other clubs, the Yankees could possibly offer Santana an incentive-laden non-roster invitee contract. Santana’s agent Peter Greenberg has told teams Santana is interested in signing a contract now if a club separates itself from the pack. If not, Santana is expected to throw in January to showcase himself.

If he is willing to shave his facial hair, the Yankees could be a good match for Santana because they are in need of starters. As it stands right now, they have three starters in CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova. Joe Girardi confirmed Tuesday that Michael Pineda, David Phelps,Vidal Nuno and Adam Warren will compete for the fifth spot.

When Robinson Cano signed with the Mariners, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said “the Yankees got Yankee-d,” meaning that another team doled out a ton of money for a player, and it wasn’t the Yankees.

What do you think? Is Santana a good fit in the Bronx? Leave a comment below.

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  • Michael Vidal

    Santana’s old and injury prone! He would make a perfect Yankees pitcher.

  • JoeDaBeast

    I’d prefer not to have him. Bring up some young arms, experience some growing pains, and build for the future.

    • Jim Harper

      As much as I hate agreeing with you on anything you are right about this one. The truth is Santana has been a poor investment for even the Mets. Just has never been able to stay healthy. The Twins got the best he had. I don’t have much interest in anyone other than Tanaka and he will be difficult to land with the new rules in force. Modest interest in Garza but not so sure he would pay bigger dividends than some of our young arms. I said that in jest Joe. You have a great day.