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 to pick between Blue Jays, Orioles?


It appears Ervin Santana will have a new home in the near future – it’s just a matter of where.

The free agent pitcher who suggested that he may wait until after the June draft to sign has apparently received two offers – one from the Toronto Blue Jays and one from the Baltimore Orioles.

He’s now said to be picking between the two relatively similar one-year offers which would pay him around $14 million dollars (the Orioles deal is said to be closer to $13 million).

Per ESPN’s Enrique Rojas (via a rough Google translation):

According to the source, Santana shuffles offers one year of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles and make a decision Saturday afternoon. Toronto offered $ 14 million and $ 13 million Baltimore, but unlike the Jays, not including incentives in their covenants, the Orioles could sign the pitcher if they add some compensation for performance.

Rojas does say that a decision is expected (possibly as soon as today) so it appears Santana will opt to sign and not wait for the June amateur draft to pass (which would have opened up more opportunities for him since his draft pick compensation would have expired).

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