Aug 25, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Ervin Santana (54) delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Ervin Santana posts cryptic message on Twitter

Could free agent pitcher Ervin Santana be closing in on signing a deal? He certainly didn’t squash any suggestions of that thanks to a recent posting on Twitter.

Santana, who is reportedly being heavily courted by multiple teams posted the following on the social media website on Sunday afternoon:

I love playing this game and every spring training feels like the first. #RickeyHenderson

The veteran pitcher is known to post quotes of famous people and the above came from Rickey Henderson, though, given the timing it certainly raised a few eyebrows.

Was there anything behind it? It’s hard to tell, though, I have a feeling we’ll find out in a few days if Santana – who reportedly was seeking a $100 million dollar contract this offseason – finds a new home.

The Baltimore Orioles are said to be heavily interested in Santana. The Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees are also said to have some interest, though their level is unknown.

One team long rumored to be interested in Santana, the Toronto Blue Jays, are apparently no longer open to the idea of signing Santana.

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