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Ervin Santana Nearing Deal... But With Who?

Ervin Santana's long international nightmare might be drawing to an end, as his agent is talking with multiple teams and making progress toward a new deal, according to major league sources. The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays are two of the most talked about landing spots for the free agent right-hander.

The principal holdup in the Santana talks has been the reluctance of teams to lose a high draft pick -- and accompanying pool money -- as compensation for signing him.

Santana spent last season with the Kansas City Royals, finishing 9-10 with a career-best 3.24 ERA in 211 innings.

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Source: Ken Rosenthal (Fox Sports)


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