Yes, the Twins are in on Ervin Santana.

The Twins have been in contact this week with Santana's agent and apparently are prepared to give up a second round pick as compensation if they can work out a deal.

Santana is expected to attract plenty of interest. He was 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA last season with the Braves and has a track record of being durable. He would definitely upgrade the Twins' rotation.

Other stuff

A Twins-Mets trade involving Dillon Gee doesn't appear likely.

A Twins-Angels trade for Eduardo Escobar doesn't appear likely either.

I'll check in later this morning.

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