ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that a source has made it know to him that the Braves are making a legitimate run at Ervin Santana. In the 31-year olds last four seasons he has averaged 210 innings per season and won 46 games. Many believe that if he pitched in the National League he would be even better after spending his first eight seasons with the Angels and last year with the Royals. The last three seasons he has also held opposing batters to an average of .238 or lower against him. Frank Wren said they are exploring options and Santana is believed to be that option by many. It would cost the Braves a draft pick however.
Braves making legitimate run at Ervin Santana according to source
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) March 12, 2014
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