LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Facing a potential season-ending injury to Kris Medlen, the Atlanta Braves moved quickly to shore up the rotation. The team announcing the signing of right-hander Ervin Santana to a one-year deal on Wednesday morning.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Santana will make $14.1 million this season, the same amount as the qualifying offer he turned down from Kansas City. Atlanta will surrender the No. 26 pick in this June’s draft for signing Santana.
I had a chance to catch up with Santana following Wednesday’s introductory press conference. Here’s what he had to say: