Johan Santana expects to return to the major leagues in 2015

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that pitcher Johan Santana intends on continuing his career and expects to return to the major leagues in 2015, per his agent. His attempt at a comeback in the Orioles’ organization was halted last year when he tore his achilles tendon.

Santana, 36 in March, threw a simulated game earlier this week and is expected to make his Venezuelan Winter League debut on Tuesday for Navegantes del Magallanes. His fastball was clocked between 86 and 89 MPH. Santana expects to sign with a team before spring training.

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.