Sep 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Ervin Santana (54) delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Ervin Santana to sit out until after MLB draft?

Right handed starting pitcher Ervin Santana is still waiting for someone to pick him up. Santana’s price tag is a bit high after he turned down a $14.1 million qualifying offer at the beginning of the off-season from the Kansas City Royals.

Now according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the free agent veteran would rather sit out until after the MLB Draft in June than accept a low deal like outfielder Nelson Cruz did with the Baltimore Orioles.

Cruz and the Orioles were able to agree on a one year deal worth around $8 million. I’m sure Cruz was sick of sitting around and was willing to drop his asking price, something that Santana may not do.

Teams who are interested in him would have to give up a first round draft pick and throw him whatever he’s looking for. Something’s got to give Ervin.

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