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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Johan Santana is hoping the Baltimore Orioles' patience with him pays off in another chance to pitch in the big leagues.
Santana was out of the majors last season while recuperating from surgery on his left shoulder. He signed a one-year, incentive-laden contract with the Orioles this week, and worked out with them for the first time on Wednesday.
Santana says he's not ready to pitch in the major leagues yet. Baltimore has set a target of June 1 for his arrival.
The 34-year-old Santana was a two-time Cy Young winner with Minnesota. He pitched the only no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets in 2012.
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