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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.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2 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.

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...

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...

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...

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