TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.
Santana would get a $3 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn an additional $5.05 million in roster and performance bonuses. He would receive the full amount for 120 days and 25 starts.
Santana, 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 seasons with Minnesota and the Mets, missed the 2011 season following shoulder surgery on Sept. 14, 2010, returned to pitch the Mets’ first no-hitter on June 1, 2012, then missed last season after an operation on April 2.
The deal, announced Tuesday, follows Baltimore’s recent agreements with right-handers Ubaldo Jimenez and Suk-min Yoon, and outfielder Nelson Cruz.