The Mets met with Johan Santana‘s agent during the Winter Meetings, but are not optimistic about re-signing him (Martino, Jan. 6).
It was reported last week that Santana was close to signing a minor league deal with a team (Cafardo, Dec. 29), but nothing official has been announced.
The Mets (Castillo, Dec. 8) are among 12 teams (Martino, Jan. 6) to show interest in Santana, who is said to be throwing from 150 feet on flat ground with no pain, according to his representatives (Leible, Dec. 4).
Santana has not pitched in a big-league game since August, 2012. He underwent a second surgery to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder this past April and missed the entire 2013 season.