Johan Santana isn’t expected to opt out of deal with Blue Jays

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The Blue Jays signed former ace Johan Santana to a minor league deal in late February. The deal includes an opt out clause set for April 28, but TSN’s Scott MacArthur reports that Santana is expected to stick around with the Blue Jays.

Santana, now 36 years old, hasn’t pitched in the majors since August 17, 2012 with the Mets. He underwent surgery on his left shoulder in April 2013 and tried to make a comeback with the Orioles last season. Unfortunately, the lefty reputured his Achilles tendon in June, putting the kibosh on his hopes of making the majors for the rest of the season.

There’s no known timetable for Santana’s ascent back to the majors. In the event he does, he’s due to make $2.5 million as a major leaguer but let’s not count our chickens before they’ve hatched.