Sports Santana takes minor-league deal with Orioles Johan Santana is headed for the minor leagues. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Patrick McDermott By DAN FERRARA. Special to amNewYork March 3, 2014 7:51 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The Orioles are close to signing former Mets pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league deal, the Baltimore Sun reported yesterday. Santana, who will turn 35 on March 13, was 46-34 with a 3.20 ERA over six seasons with the Mets, although he missed the 2011 and 2013 seasons due to injuries. He is currently rehabbing a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder and could be on schedule to pitch in June, according to the Sun. Santana's fastball topped out at 81 mph in a workout last week in Fort Myers, Fla. Santana will be forever remembered for his no-hitter against the Cardinals in 2012, the first and only one in Mets history. By DAN FERRARA. Special to amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.