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Johan Santana is still hoping to make a comeback

Johan Santana

FILE - In this file photo taken Aug. 11, 2012, New York Mets’ Johan Santana pitches in baseball game in New York. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, in a deal announced Tuesday, March 4, 2014, as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder. (AP Photos/Henny Ray Abrams, file)


Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana hasn’t pitched in the majors since August 17, 2012, but he still hasn’t given up on a comeback.

FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi has the news on Santana, who will be 37 years old in March:

It’s been one setback after another for Santana, who underwent surgery in April of 2013 for a re-tear of his shoulder capsule. The left-hander was on the comeback trail with the Orioles in 2014 before suffering a season-ending Achilles tear. He signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays this February after a brief stint in the Venezuelan Winter League, but he ended his comeback bid in June after a toe infection slowed his throwing program.

The odds are squarely against Santana and have been for quite some time, but it would be nice to see him go out on his own terms.

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