The Atlanta Braves lost starter Kris Medlen this weekend and with the duration of his recovery currently unknown, they’re looking into alternative possibilities.
Once such would be making a play for free agent pitcher Ervin Santana.
According to David O’Brien, a source close to the Kansas City Royals (Santana’s former team) hints the Braves could make a run for the veteran arm.
Hearing from person connected to Royals that
#Braves could be making a run at Santana.
Santana, who was asking for a $100 million dollar contract this offseason overpriced himself and remains on the market with Spring Training underway.
On Saturday, news broke suggesting that Santana was pondering a decision between the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles, both of whom offered one-year, $14 million dollar contracts (approximately).
It would be a little odd to see the Braves offer anything close to that given they’re already near their salary ceiling, but desperate times can call for desperate measures – especially with both Medlen and Brandon Beachy on the mend.
As the Santana Turns…