7:32 AM EST, Sun March 01, 2015

Santana happy with first bullpen session

Twins starter Ervin Santana said he tried to keep the ball down during his first throwing session as a Twin.

Twinsights: Missing out again on Opening Day doesn't bother Ervin Santana

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ervin Santana has never started on Opening Day during his decade-long career in the major leagues. Despite signing a four-year, $55 million deal with the Twins this offseason, he isn’t scheduled to get that nod this year either. Phil Hughes, as new manager Paul Molitor said Monday, is penciled in for that honor on April 6 in Detroit. Asked if he was disappointed at all, Santana smiled. “Why?” he said. “To me, every time you take the mound, you’re the No. 1. That’s what I’m feeling right now.” Maybe, like Hughes, he’ll end up starting the […] The post...

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