Twins make offer to free agent starter Ervin Santana

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There was a report that the Twins had signed the right-hander, but let’s dial it back a little …

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Twins have an offer out to Ervin Santana, but Rosenthal adds that several other teams are also in the running.

Santana is believed to be looking for a five-year contract, though it seems unlikely that he’ll be able to find it. The 31-year-old had to settle for a one-year, $14.1 million deal from the Braves last winter after posting a 3.24 ERA (127 ERA+) over 211 innings in 2013 for Kansas City. He then posted a 3.95 ERA (92 ERA+) in 196 innings this year with Atlanta. Santana’s free agency is again tied to draft pick compensation.