It’s unclear when the 34-year-old left hander could be ready to pitch at any level. The belief had been that Santana was not an option for any team until after the All-Star break. If he’s already throwing off a mound his return would seem to be closer.
Just want to let you guys know that I started throwing off the mound this week, and I feel great!!! One step closer!!! Believe it!!!
— El Gocho believe it! (@johansantana) February 7, 2014
Thus far the Minnesota Twins have been linked the most to Santana with the New York Yankees also showing interest.