Patience has paid off for Ervin Santana…
One season after settling for a one-year contract, the 32-year-old Dominican professional baseball player has landed a multiyear deal.
Santana reached an agreement with the Minnesota Twins on a four-year, $55 million deal, according to ESPN.
The right-handed pitcher is guaranteed $54 million over the four years, with a conditional option worth $14 million in 2019 if he throws more than 200 innings, a source said. He will receive a $1 million buyout if the Twins don’t exercise the option.
The deal is subject to Santana passing his physical and other details.
Santana went 14-10 last season with an ERA of 3.95 in his one season with the Atlanta Braves. He is 119-100 in his career and has surpassed 200 innings in five of his 10 seasons.