There are eight teams interested in free agent Johan Santana. The New York Yankees (along with their crosstown rival, the New York Mets) are among the teams that are vying to have Santana in their starting rotation.
All of the talks with Johan Santana are in the preliminary stages.
Santana is willing to sign a deal with any of the eight teams now if they are able to give him a stand out contract above the rest of the competition. If not, he will throw in January in order to showcase himself. If he is willing to shave for the Yankees, the Yankees believe he would be a good number four starter behind CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova. The Yankees are planning to have the fifth spot in the rotation a competition between Michael Pineda, David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno.
Santana did not pitch in two of the past three seasons after having shoulder surgery. He threw the first no-hitter in Mets history in 2012 before re-injuring the shoulder.