Free agent starting pitcher
Santana has been dealing with some shoulder discomfort, which has put his status for the remainder of the winter-league season in doubt. Santana is hoping to latch on with another major-league team after suffering a torn Achilles in June.
The negotiations between the
The Blue Jays had been looking to hire Duquette as their next president and CEO to succeed Paul Beeston, whose contract expired in October.
Orioles managing partner Peter G. Angelos has refused to let Duquette out of his contract, which runs through 2018, unless the team receives compensation in return. According to the report, it is believed the Blue Jays never put forth any prospects for consideration as compensation for Duquette.
“I would like to start, but I understand the situation,” Sanchez said. ”We have a good team this year and have a chance to win a lot of ballgames. If that means me pitching at the back-end of the bullpen helps this team win more games, then obviously that’s what I’m here to do.”
Sanchez reiterated he would be comfortable if the team asked him to close out games.
“I find myself in one-run ball games almost every time out,” he said. “That’s what I live for. I’d rather have the game in my hands than anyone else’s, so I learned to go out there and attack these guys.”
Santana has not pitched in the majors since 2012 with the Mets. He's had repeated shoulder problems and is trying to come back from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered last June.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Melky Cabrera , LF||.301|
|HR||Jose Bautista , RF||35|
|RBI||Jose Bautista , RF||103|
|OBP||Jose Bautista , RF||.403|
|SLG||Edwin Encarnacion , 1B||.547|
|R||Jose Bautista , RF||101|
|SB||Jose Reyes , SS||30|
|W||R.A. Dickey , SP||14|
|ERA||Mark Buehrle , SP||3.39|
|WHIP||R.A. Dickey , SP||1.23|
|K||Drew Hutchison , SP||184|
|SV||Casey Janssen , RP||25|
|Full Team Statistics|
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