Orioles outbid Twins for Santana's services

  • Updated: March 6, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Orioles outbid Twins for Santana’s services

– On Wednesday, lefthander Johan Santana took the field with his new team, the Orioles, while one of his former teams, the Twins, moved on without him.

The sides were in negotiation on a minor league deal with incentives for reaching the majors, but Santana opted to sign with Baltimore, which offered a more lucrative deal.

Santana will receive a one-year, $3 million deal if added to the 40-man roster and he can earn an additional $5.05 million in roster and performance bonuses.

Assistant general manager Rob Antony would not divulge the Twins’ offer, but indicated they weren’t comfortable going where the Orioles went.

“If he pitches in the big leagues, his salary would be higher than where we went,” Antony said.

The Twins spoke many times with Santana’s agent, Peter Greenberg, about the two-time Cy Young Award winner returning to the organization. They viewed Santana as a starter who could be ready to pitch by June, if all went well with his rehabilitation following shoulder surgery.

Guerrier near

Righthander Matt Guerrier, who has been treated carefully in camp after offseason surgery, threw live batting practice Wednesday and is getting close to pitching in a game. The Twins hope the veteran reliever will be available Tuesday when they visit the Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Guerrier, who had surgery in August to reattach the flexor tendon near his right elbow, is now throwing all his pitches.

“Hopefully he’s a bullpen or two away from getting in a game next week,” Antony said. “I think he should be on schedule. All the reports have been positive.”

Utility life

Jason Bartlett looked at his clubhouse stall before Wednesday’s game and exclaimed: “I have more gloves than bats.”

He had a couple infielder’s gloves, an outfielder’s glove and even a first baseman’s glove. Such is the life of a utility player — or at least the life Bartlett wants to live with the Twins. He’s back after a 1½-year layoff to try to land a utility role.

He started at second base Sunday against Tampa Bay, the first time he’s ever played a game at that position. He said Wednesday that he’s going to start at first base soon.

He borrowed an outfielder’s glove and first baseman’s glove from Jason Kubel. Who knew Kubel had a first baseman’s glove?

Bartlett batted second Wednesday, an attempt to get him more at-bats. Bartlett said he feels comfortable at the plate but entered the game 0-for-7.

“Just waiting for that first [hit], then the rest will come,” he said.

On deck

Ricky Nolasco will make his second spring start when he faces the Cardinals on Thursday at Hammond Stadium. Brian Duensing, Casey Fein, Anthony Swarzak, Aaron Thompson, Logan Darnell, Lester Oliveros and Brooks Raley are scheduled to pitch. Adam Wainwright will start for the defending National League champions.

La VELLE E. NEAL III

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Cleveland 45 3rd Qtr
Indiana 51
Washington 42 3rd Qtr
Philadelphia 47
Golden State 41 2nd Qtr 6:09
Toronto 23
New York 30 2nd Qtr 6:20
Detroit 43
Orlando 27 2nd Qtr 4:56
Atlanta 38
Charlotte 40 2nd Qtr 3:05
Boston 44
LA Clippers 11 1st Qtr 4:51
Memphis 8
Brooklyn 21 1st Qtr 6:07
Houston 13
Miami 17 1st Qtr 4:34
New Orleans 20
Minnesota 12 1st Qtr 5:31
Chicago 15
Utah 8:00 PM
Denver
San Antonio 9:00 PM
Sacramento
Milwaukee 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
Oklahoma City 9:30 PM
Portland
Boston 1 2nd Prd 3:21
New Jersey 0
Calgary 0 2nd Prd 6:06
NY Islanders 1
Washington 0 2nd Prd 9:13
Carolina 2
Chicago 0 2nd Prd
Tampa Bay 0
Colorado 7:30 PM
Dallas
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Anaheim
Siena 63 FINAL
Quinnipiac 73
Harvard 43 2nd Half 0:39
Cornell 50
Penn 42 2nd Half 12:23
Brown 54
Fairfield 46 2nd Half 13:59
Canisius 40
Manhattan 37 2nd Half 14:45
Iona 48
Saint Peters 35 2nd Half 15:51
Marist 50
Princeton 52 2nd Half 10:11
Yale 51
Ohio 14 1st Half 10:15
Akron 11
Dartmouth 9 1st Half 14:36
Columbia 11
Valparaiso 9:00 PM
Cleveland State
Louisiana Tech 75 FINAL
Texas-El Paso 88
Seton Hall 62 2nd Half 10:05
Xavier 41
Cornell 27 2nd Half 20:00
Harvard 23
Yale 25 2nd Half 10:52
(14) Princeton 53
Elon 35 2nd Half 9:05
Drexel 41
Northeastern 30 2nd Half 15:52
James Madison 43
St Johns 47 2nd Half 9:06
Butler 37
Creighton 57 2nd Half 9:07
Georgetown 48
Brown 40 2nd Half 9:29
Penn 59
Columbia 29 2nd Half 13:30
Dartmouth 39
Canisius 36 2nd Half 7:52
Siena 41
St Josephs Brooklyn 19 2nd Half 18:03
NJIT 37
Western Carolina 45 2nd Half 17:10
UNC Greensboro 39
Colorado 17 1st Half 9:00
Arizona 15
Southern Ill 18 1st Half 11:54
Bradley 17
Drake 11 1st Half 11:54
Wichita State 14
Indiana State 21 1st Half 8:40
Evansville 17
Illinois State 13 1st Half 11:45
Loyola-Chicago 13
Northern Iowa 12 1st Half 11:47
Missouri State 14
Utah 7:30 PM
(10) Arizona State
Providence 7:30 PM
Villanova
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Which Twins player are you most interested in during spring training?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close