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Ervin Santana talking one-year deal with Jays, Orioles and NL club

Ervin Santana is talking to the Blue Jays and Orioles about possible deals in the range of $14 million for one year, and could have a deal soon with one of those two teams or possibly a third team in the NL that is still on the fringe of the talks.

Toronto and Baltimore are the clear favorites now, with a deal likely being struck in the next day or two.

Santana seeks to get the $14 million he turned down with qualifying offer, and it appears athe deal will be right about at that number. It is believed the Jays are willing to pay in the $14 million neighborhood on a straight deal, with no incentives. The Orioles may not be at the $14 million figure yet but would consider incentives.

Santana recently decided he's willing to take a one-year deal, and hit the market in another year, after at first looking for a $50 million, four-year deal. He has told people that he prefers to sign with a top hitting team. Ken Rosenthal first reported he might sign a one-year deal. ESPN Deportes reported he has a deal for $14 million. But people close to Santana say he's still talking to those two AL teams.

The Rockies are believed to be the NL team on the outskirts of the talks.

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