Twins ink Ervin Santana

San Diego, CA ( – The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms
with right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on a four-year deal Wednesday.

Yahoo Sports reported that the deal is worth $54 million and will include a
fifth-year option that vests depending on innings pitched.

Santana started 31 games for the Atlanta Braves in 2014 and was 14-10 with a
3.95 ERA. He also struck out 179 batters in 196 innings and allowed just 16
home runs after surrendering a league-high 39 two years before.

The 31-year-old hurler spent the first eight years of his career with the Los
Angeles Angels of Anaheim before pitching one year for the Kansas City Royals
in 2013. He is 119-100 lifetime with a 4.17 ERA 299 games (296 starts).

Santana, a 17-game winner with the Angels in 2010, was an All-Star for the
Halos and finished sixth in AL Cy Young voting in 2008, as he went 16-7 with a
3.49 ERA.