Here's some of what Ervin Santana told reporters during Saturday morning's press conference at Target Field.

The video above is from La Velle E. Neal III.

General manager Terry Ryan started off with an introduction.

Then the questions for Santana started, with Ryan pointing out that the family has already been to the Mall of America.

Santana is neighbors and good friends with former Twins infielder Alexi Casilla.

Some (of us) were hoping that Santana would wear No. 57 instead of the No. 54 he also wore with the Angels and Kansas City. You might have seen La Velle's story metioning that Ervin changed his first name in the minors.

The Twins were among the teams that pursued Santana before last season and were said to have offered a multi-year deal that he turned down in favor of a one-year contract with Atlanta, where he went 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA.

New manager Paul Molitor ended the Q&A by saying that he'd watched Santana on video from last season and was impressed. And he also mentioned hearing former Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who just signed with the Mets, talk about Santana.


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