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Johan Santana

Johan Alexander Santana Araque (/ˈjoʊhɑːn sænˈtænə/; born March 13, 1979) is a Venezuelan Major League Baseball (MLB) starting pitcher with the New York Mets. Before becoming a Met, Santana played for the Minnesota Twins from 2000-2007. A two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Twins, Santana is a four-time All-Star and earned a pitching triple crown in 2006. On June 1, 2012, Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets franchise history. Santana was discovered in 1994 by Andres Reiner, who was a scout working for the Houston Astros at the time. Santana’s parents agreed to let him attend Houston’s academy in Valencia. When O’Brien called Reiner and asked if he had signed Santana to a contract, Reiner reported that he was still deciding if Santana was a better prospect as an outfielder or a pitcher. After six weeks of training, Santana was told he was going to pitch. Santana did not like it and almost left, but Reiner convinced him to stay. While originally a center fielder, Santana was converted to a pitcher at the academy due to his arm speed. In 1999 he was named the Tovar Mérida Athlete of the Year. After the 1999 major league season, he was left unprotected by the Houston

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ESPN Blasted for Revealing Name of Rape Accuser

ESPN Blasted for Revealing Name of Rape Accuser

ESPN is being called out by the attorney for the woman accusing New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana of rape ... accusing the network of "irresponsible journalism" for revealing her identity.The… READ MORE >

Johan Santana to Rape Accuser -- Say Your Name

Johan Santana to Rape Accuser -- Say Your Name

NY Mets pitcher Johan Santana says if his rape accuser wants to play ball (in court) she needs to reveal her name -- and he wants a judge to throw out the case if she doesn't ... according to new… READ MORE >

- 1542 days ago
Johan Santana -- Law Enforcement Plays Blame Game

Johan Santana -- Law Enforcement Plays Blame Game

Authorities are ducking for cover in the decision not to prosecute MLB superstar Johan Santana for allegedly raping a woman back in October ... each blaming the other side for pulling the… READ MORE >

- 1567 days ago
Johan Santana Offered Accuser Cash Settlement

Johan Santana Offered Accuser Cash Settlement

TMZ has learned Johan Santana made a hefty financial settlement offer to the woman suing him for an alleged sexual assault.According to sources close to the case, attorneys for the NY Mets pitcher… READ MORE >

- 1568 days ago
Rape Accuser: Johan Santana Impregnated Me

Rape Accuser: Johan Santana Impregnated Me

New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana allegedly knocked up the woman who accused him of raping her last year ... according to a new civil lawsuit. TMZ obtained the documents filed Monday in Florida… READ MORE >

- 1569 days ago
Johan Santana -- Sex With Accuser Was Consensual

Johan Santana -- Sex With Accuser Was Consensual

New York Mets ace Johan Santana 'fessed up to having sex with the woman who accused him of sexual battery  -- but claimed she was "excited" about the encounter, according to the sheriff's… READ MORE >

- 1617 days ago
Mets Ace Johan Santana Accused of Sexual Battery

Mets Ace Johan Santana Accused of Sexual Battery

TMZ has learned New York Mets star pitcher Johan Santana was accused in a police report of sexual battery that allegedly went down on a Florida golf course ... but the case went nowhere.TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1618 days ago
TMZ Live: Beresford, Jackson, and Johan Santana

TMZ Live: Beresford, Jackson, and Johan Santana

We took your questions on everything -- including Bruce Beresford-Redman's extradition request, Joe Jackson suing Dr. Murray for wrongful death and Mets star pitcher Johan Santana accused of… READ MORE >

- 1618 days ago

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