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St. Paul Pioneer Press May 20, 2015
Twins: Ervin Santana not eligible should team make postseason

Twins: Ervin Santana not eligible should team make postseason

PITTSBURGH -- Suspended pitcher Ervin Santana would be ineligible for the postseason should the resurgent Twins make it that far for the first time since 2010.

Twinsights: Ervin Santana's penalty includes postseason ban

PITTSBURGH --Suspended pitcher Ervin Santana would be ineligible for the postseason should the resurgent Twins make it that far for the first time since 2010. The Joint Drug Agreement added that provision in 2014 after Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta went from 50-game suspensions to postseason appearances the previous October. According to Section 7-H-2 on page 41 of the 60-page document, any player suspended for performance-enhancing drugs “shall be barred from participating in the postseason (including, without limitation, being in uniform during his club’s postseason games) during the...
St. Paul Pioneer Press May 19, 2015
Twins: Suspended Ervin Santana reports to extended spring training

Twins: Suspended Ervin Santana reports to extended spring training

PITTSBURGH -- Twins right-hander Ervin Santana, serving an 80-game steroid suspension, reported last week to extended spring training at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla.

Twinsights: Ervin Santana reports to extended spring training

PITTSBURGH --Project Smell Baseball has resumed operations. Twins right-hander Ervin Santana, serving an 80-game steroid suspension, reported last week to extended spring training at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla. Eligible to return no earlier than July 4 at Kansas City, Santana has been keeping himself in shape at his offseason home in Clearwater, Fla. Reporting to extended spring training will give the veteran starter a chance to ramp his preparations back up in advance of a rehab assignment that could last as long as 30 days. Twins general manager Terry Ryan was...

Twinsights: Terry Ryan 'disappointed' by Adrian Salcedo's PED suspension

When Double-A Chattanooga right-hander Adrian Salcedo was hit with an 80-game suspension Wednesday after testing positive for both a performance-enhancing drug and a banned stimulant, it marked the Twins’ 16th PED suspension since 2005. It also came 26 days after Ervin Santana, also from the Dominican Republic, drew an 80-game steroid suspension of his own. “Obviously, it’s under my umbrella. I am disappointed,” Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. “It looks like he made a bad decision, too, and now it’s going to cost him 80 games.” Salcedo, who opened eyes with his power...
Twinkie Town Apr 26, 2015

Twins 8, Mariners 5: Wins Good

Two young pitchers, both did OK, the Twins did done win. The Twins of Minnesota started this season hoping their pitching would be slightly better and their offense good as it seemed near the end of last year. Unbelievably, after Ervin Santana went down for cheating, the pitching has been (to date) slightly better. The offense . . . um . . . Them Twins were counting on three young talents (Danny Santana, Oswaldo Arcia, Kennys Vargas) to continue their 2014 promise and veterans like Torii Hunter and Kurt Suzuki to keep hitting much baseballs. Any rational observer would have expected a few...

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