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.