It looks like the Baltimore Orioles are continuing their spring shopping spree. Next on their list? Rebabbing ex-Cy Young winner Johan Santana. According to MASN's Roch Kubatko, the Orioles are close to a minor-league deal with Santana, who missed all of 2013 after shoulder surgery.
Santana was spotted at the Orioles spring complex Monday and Kubatko's sources tell him the deal is just about done:
A team official confirmed that Santana was here, and a source said a minor league deal is almost completed. Santana, 34, hasn't pitched since 2012 due to surgery last April to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder. This was his second such procedure.
The Orioles have made a number of additions to flip the script on what was a ho-hum offseason until a month ago. But they all come with baggage. The O's signed Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year deal after his rebound season in 2013. They also added Nelson Cruz on a one-year deal for $8 million. The money means Cruz could be a steal, but he'sRead More »from Report: Johan Santana close to minor-league deal with Orioles