Aug 11, 2012; Flushing, NY,USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana (57) pitches during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Johan Santana has not received contract from Minnesota Twins


Reports leaked on Sunday morning that the Minnesota Twins had offered starting pitcher Johan Santana a contract offer, but according to Darren Wolfson, the rumors are not true:

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

Of course, as Wolfson notes, the lack of an offer doesn’t mean the Twins are uninterested in Johan Santana – just that they’ve yet to make up legal documents stating their interest.

For what it’s worth, Santana reportedly has up to four offers that he’s currently mulling over so the Twins will certainly need to speed up their contractual offer if they are to make one.

Santana, who pitched for the Twins from 2000 to 2007 has struggled with injury during his tenure with the New York Mets, not starting over 29 games since the 2008 season.

That said – when Santana is on the field, he produces, which is why multiple teams are interested in retaining his services, especially at such a cost friendly contract.

The veteran arm finished the 2013 campaign with a 4.85 ERA in 117 innings.

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  • Matt Talbert

    A lot may say he’s done or too much of an injury risk, but he’s still relatively not too old and with the risk can get a very-friendly contract and is well worth it on his upside.