Former Mets’ ace Johan Santana will make another attempt to return to the major leagues this season. The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that they will sign Santana to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.
Santana missed the entire 2013 season recovering from shoulder surgery, and his comeback last year was derailed due to a torn Achilles.
While Santana’s tenure in New York was marred by injuries, he did provide the Mets with some outstanding moments. He finished third in the Cy Young voting in 2008 with a 16-7 record and a 2.53 ERA. He also threw the Mets first ever no-hitter during the 2012 season against the St. Louis Cardinals.