According to multiple sources, Johan Santana is nearing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.
Santana, who missed the entire 2013 season due to a second surgery in three years to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, was bought out of his contract by the Mets for the 2014 season.
Though he did draw some interest by the Mets this offseason, those rumors were pretty much put to rest when the Mets signed John Lannan and Daisuke Matsuzaka to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation this Spring.
Santana’s shining moment as a Met came on June 1, 2012, when he pitched the first no-hitter in Mets franchise history.
We wish you all the best in returning to the Majors and having a healthy 2014 campaign, Johan.