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

Could Johan Santana make return to Minnesota Twins?


Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has reported that the Minnesota Twins could be interested in Johan Santana, who was on their team previously in his career.

Left-hander Johan Santana very much remains on the Twins’ radar, Twins general manager Terry Ryan told fans during a Q&A session at TwinsFest on Sunday morning. Nothing is imminent, but the Twins continue to talk with Peter and Ed Greenberg, agents for the two-time Cy Young Award winner.

“He lives down in Fort Myers, so geographically it makes a lot of sense,” Ryan said. “We’ve had some dialogue with his representation. He’s not quite ready to make a decision yet, but we’re keeping an eye on him down there.  Obviously it would be a good fit for both of us.”

Santana is recovering from a second surgery to fix a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. It is expected that he won’t be ready to pitch again until the summer, even though some people thought he could be ready for the beginning of the season.

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