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St. Paul Pioneer Press 17 hours ago

Twins shift Trevor May to bullpen to clear spot for Ervin Santana

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rookie right-hander Trevor May will head to the bullpen to make room in the starting rotation for newly reinstated Ervin Santana, the Twins announced Saturday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 18 hours ago
Twins' Ervin Santana returns from suspension with no regrets

Twins' Ervin Santana returns from suspension with no regrets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three months and a day after being hit with an 80-game steroid suspension, Ervin Santana finally returned to the Twins clubhouse on Saturday afternoon.

Twinsights: Ex-Royals teammates still think highly of Ervin Santana

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelvin Herrera struggled at times in 2013, to the point where the Kansas City Royals reliever was sent back to Triple-A for a spell. Throughout that period, he leaned on Ervin Santana in a way that sustains him to this day. “When he was here he was a great teammate,” Herrera said Saturday of his fellow Dominican Republic product. “Kind of a quiet guy in the clubhouse, but when we were jogging we’d talk a lot. He was always telling me about the two-seamer. He was like, ‘You got to throw some’ “ Herrera bounced back […] The post Twinsights: Ex-Royals...

Twinsights: Ervin Santana has 'no regrets' after 80-game drug suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three months and a day after being hit with an 80-game steroid suspension, Ervin Santana finally returned to the Twins clubhouse on Saturday afternoon. His Independence Day agenda included meeting with Twin Cities media for the first time since the stunning news of April 3, three days before the Twins’ season opener in Detroit. “It was tough, like every other bad news that everybody gets,” the Dominican right-hander said in the visiting dugout at Kauffman Stadium. “But at the same time, you just have to sit back and just try to get that time to do […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 20 hours ago
Twins send top prospect Alex Meyer back to Triple-A

Twins send top prospect Alex Meyer back to Triple-A

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rookie reliever Alex Meyer was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester after Friday's game to make room on the roster for Ervin Santana.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 20 hours ago

Santana happy to be back

Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he's happy to be back after shock of 80-game steroids suspension.

Minnesota Twins: Ervin Santana sharp at Triple-A, Hicks says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Playing center field for Triple-A Rochester this week, Aaron Hicks had a great vantage point for Ervin Santana's final tuneup.

Twinsights: Ervin Santana set to rejoin Twins on Saturday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Playing center field for Triple-A Rochester this week, Aaron Hicks had a great vantage point for Ervin Santana’s final tuneup. “He looked goooooood,” Hicks said of those eight scoreless innings Santana tossed Tuesday. “I had a really good view. I was enjoying it.” Expected to arrive in town Friday after throwing his final bullpen for the Red Wings a day earlier, Santana must be activated before Saturday’s game even though he’s not due to start until Sunday. That’s because his 80-game steroid suspension officially ended Friday. “We can’t wait to get...

Ervin Santana in KC, so Twins' roster move is imminent

Ervin Santana - who will pitch Sunday - has arrived in Missouri, but he’s not allowed to be at Kauffman Stadium tonight as the Twins play Game No. 80 — the final game of his steroids suspension.
Twins: Ervin Santana's rehab numbers have manager excited

Twins: Ervin Santana's rehab numbers have manager excited

CINCINNATI -- Twins manager Paul Molitor is looking forward to Ervin Santana's return on Sunday as much as anyone.

Twinsights: Anticipation grows as Ervin Santana's return nears

CINCINNATI --Twins manager Paul Molitor is looking forward to Ervin Santana’s return on Sunday as much as anyone. Those eight shutout innings Santana fired on Tuesday in his third and final rehab outing for Triple-A Rochester certainly registered in the manager’s office. “I just had a chance to look at the numbers,” Molitor said. “They kind of jump out at you. He was efficient, obviously effective. Command must have been good; he didn’t walk anybody. I think everyone is excited to know we’re getting a pitcher of Ervin’s caliber back here to join our club over the weekend.”...

Twinsights: Ervin Santana ends rehab assignment with a flourish

Twins right-hander Ervin Santana tossed eight scoreless innings for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday in the final tune-up of his three-start rehab assignment. Santana, slated to make his Twins debut on Sunday in Kansas City, gave up five hits (all singles), walked none and struck out five Pawtucket Red Sox. Santana, serving an 80-game steroid suspension, threw 99 pitches (70 strikes). His Rochester earned run average was 1.74. Briefly --Twins left fielder Shane Robinson was scratched from Tuesday’s original starting lineup due to illness. Danny Santana took his place in the No. 8 spot in the...

Twins-Reds: Berrios to Rochester, Hughes on mound, thank heavens June is nearly over.

When Ervin Santana joins the Twins on Sunday, a top pitching prospect will take his place at Class AAA Rochester.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 28, 2015

Twins pitching rotation up in air as Ervin Santana's return nears

MILWAUKEE -- Six days until Ervin Santana is scheduled to rejoin the Twins rotation, the brass has no clear sense of whose job he ultimately will claim.
Twinkie Town Jun 23, 2015

Making room for Ervin Santana

The biggest free agent signing in franchise history is scheduled to make his Twins debut on July 5. When the Twins cut Jordan Schafer loose last week it ostensibly served as a roster-clearing maneuver for the eventual return of Ervin Santana. Santana is scheduled to be activated on July 4, and make his Minnesota Twins debut on Sunday, July 5 in Kansas City. That's just 12 days away. Minnesota's front office is facing a roster crunch on a number of levels. As far as position players go, adding Miguel Sano and Oswaldo Arcia and Josmil Pinto would make the Major League team better but would...

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