Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 week ago

Santana will start Saturday against Team USA in the WBC, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santana will make his 2017 debut for Team Dominican Republic after replacing Bartolo Colon in the designated pitching pool earlier in the week. The Twins' likely Opening Day starter, Santana has not allowed a run in five Grapefruit League innings (two starts) this spring. He will oppose Danny Duffy on Saturday.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santana will face minor leaguers at the Twins' complex Tuesday in order to stay on schedule during the off-day, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander, Minnesota's likely Opening Day starter, will keep his regular routine as he prepares for the regular season. The veteran likely won't repeat the 3.38 ERA he spun in 2016 but should chew up innings at serviceable quality for deep fantasy leagues.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
1 month ago

Manager Paul Molitor implied Friday that Santana will be the Twins' opening day starter, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a solid season with Minnesota last year, the Twins will be looking for Santana to lead their rotation once again in his third year with the team. The 34-year-old made 30 starts for Minnesota in 2016, posting a 3.82 ERA and 3.3 WAR, which was the second-highest of his career. If Santana can stay healthy, he has a good chance to be an above-average starter for a rebuilding Twins team.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santana pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three Royals in a no-decision Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

In his final start of the regular season, the 33-year-old veteran got the hook after just 77 pitches. Santana's season ends with a 3.38 ERA over 181 innings. The last Twins' pitcher to have comparable stats was Johan Santana in 2007 (3.33 ERA in 219 innings). His seven wins tied his career-worst total (2015 and 2007), but Santana's ERA and 1.22 WHIP are among the best marks of his 12-year career.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santana will make his final scheduled start Wednesday against Kansas City, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Paul Molitor had given him the option to skip his final start to reduce his workload, but he plans to pitch as planned.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
6 months ago

The Twins will give Santana the option of skipping his final start of the season, which is scheduled for Wednesday in Kansas City, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

EDGE Analysis

His owners will need to pay close attention, as it's not a lock that he makes a start next week. Santana is at 176.1 innings on the season after throwing just 128.2 last season, so it's possible he is getting a little fatigued.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santana (7-11) gave up four runs -- two earned -- on five hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in Thursday's loss to Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

His control was off all day, as Santana threw two wild pitches in addition to those walks -- yet it took an error and a passed ball for the Tigers to score enough to beat the veteran righty. Santana's had a surprisingly effective season, rebounding from last year's 4.00 ERA with a 3.37 mark, and he'll finish 2016 off against the Royals next week.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santana allowed no runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven innings in a 3-2 loss against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets were unable to muster anything against Santana, who retired the first 10 hitters he faced and then allowed just two runners to second base, one of which came on a balk. The 33-year-old journeyman's pitching has been one of the few bright spots for the Twins this season, particularly his 2.82 ERA since the All-Star break. He is also striking out batters at a significantly higher rate, upping his K/9 ratio from 6.58 to 7.81. While the general consensus is that the Twins dramatically overpaid by giving him a four-year $55 million deal in 2015, outings like this give him both real-life and fantasy value.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santana allowed no runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven innings in a 3-2 loss against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets were unable to muster anything against Santana, who retired the first 10 hitters he faced and then allowed just two runners to second base, one of which came on a balk. The 33-year-old journeyman's pitching has been one of the few bright spots for the Twins this season, particularly his 2.82 ERA since the All-Star break. He is also striking out batters at a significantly higher rate, upping his K/9 ratio from 6.58 to 7.81. While the general consensus is that the Twins dramatically overpaid by giving him a four-year $55 million deal in 2015, outings like this give him both real-life and fantasy value.

Ervin Santana
SP MIN
6 months ago

Santana threw five innings of one-run ball Monday, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four, but received no decision as the Tigers rallied late to win 4-2.

EDGE Analysis

Santana's lone blemish came right at the beginning, as Ian Kinsler led things off for the Tigers by driving a 3-1 fastball into the left field bleachers. Santana settled down after that, scattering a pair of hits and walks but lasting just five innings. Santana has now walked 12 batters in his last 22.2 innings, but has allowed just six hits over his last 11 innings. It's been a solid season overall for Santana, who now carries a 3.53 ERA and 1.23 WHIP to go along with his 7-10 record.