Blue Jays close to inking starting pitcher Ervin Santana to one-year deal: Reports

Ervin Santana pitched for the Kansas City Royals last season. ( Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images/AFP)

Ervin Santana pitched for the Kansas City Royals last season. ( Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 4:53 PM ET

The Blue Jays are close to a one-year, $14 million contract with pitcher Ervin Santana, according to multiple baseball sources. While the Jays are said to have made a firm offer, it appears that Santana has left the door open until 5 p.m. Saturday for other teams to offer something better. Until Friday, Santana, had been holding out for a multi-year contract in the $50 million range. But after cutting ties with agent Bean Stringfellow, the 31-year-old righthander communicated to teams that he would accept a one-year deal.

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