Chart: The Twins' Santana trade revisited

  • Updated: March 20, 2012 - 11:05 PM

Injuries have limited the effectiveness of Johan Santana since his trade to the Mets. He is trying to come back from rotator cuff surgery that cost him all of the 2011 season.

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On Feb. 2, 2008, with Johan Santana one year from free agency, the Twins dealt the two-time Cy Young Award winner to the Mets for four players: outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitchers Philip Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra. A look at the trade's legacy.

Santana: First, he signed a six-year, $137.5 million deal with the Mets. From 2008-2010, he went 40-25 with a 2.85 ERA. But in September 2010, Santana underwent rotator cuff surgery in his left shoulder and missed the entire 2011 season. He has been back on the mound this spring, and the Mets have their fingers crossed that he'll be their Opening Day starter.

Gomez: He batted .248 with a .293 on-base percentage in two years with the Twins before getting traded to the Brewers for shortstop J.J. Hardy after the 2009 season. Gomez has posted similar numbers for the Brewers the past two years. He splits time in center field for Milwaukee with Nyjer Morgan.

Humber: He posted a 6.10 ERA in 13 games with the Twins over two seasons before getting released following the 2009 season. After spending 2010 with the Royals, he landed with the White Sox last year and finally blossomed, going 9-9 with a 3.75 ERA.

Mulvey: He spent two years with Class AAA Rochester, making only two relief appearances for the Twins, before getting placed on waivers in August 2009, which allowed the Diamondbacks to claim him as the player to be named in the trade that sent reliever Jon Rauch to Minnesota. Mulvey appeared in eight games for Arizona over two years before getting released this spring.

Guerra: He was 18 at the time of the trade and seemingly loaded with promise, but the Twins believed he'd been rushed to Class A by the Mets. They were right. Guerra needed another season and a half to graduate to Class AA, and to this day, he's pitched in only five games at Class AAA. The Twins moved him to the bullpen last year and watched him flourish. They're hoping that becomes his path to the big leagues.


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