Sep 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) pitches during the first inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
The likely number two starter for the Twins isn’t yet on the roster. I fully anticipate Minnesota coming to terms with Ervin Santana. The thought is that he would be inked to a deal that would be four years in duration, and clock in around a $15 million average annual value. Minnesota was in on Santana last season before he signed with the Atlanta Braves, and the loss of a draft pick doesn’t seem to be detrimental this time around. Santana owns a career 4.17 ERA along with a 7.2 K/9 ratio. He projects extremely similar to another Twins pitcher, and that actually is a good thing.