Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins announced Friday that they have signed free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana to a four-year contract.
Financial terms were not released, but multiple outlets reported during the winter meetings that the right-hander's contract is worth $54 million and includes a vesting option for a fifth year.
Santana, who turned 32 on Friday, started 31 games for the Atlanta Braves in 2014 and was 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA. He also struck out 179 batters in 196 innings and allowed just 16 home runs after surrendering a league-high 39 two years before.
The hurler spent the first eight years of his career with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before pitching for the Kansas City Royals in 2013. He is 119-100 lifetime with a 4.17 ERA 299 games (296 starts).