Rosenthal: Twins request Ervin Santana's medical records
Perhaps in the efforts of simply doing due diligence, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Twins were one of three teams to recently request free agent Ervin Santana's medical records.
Along with the Orioles and Yankees, the Twins reportedly were interested in the 31-year-old's records. Rosenthal quickly pointed out that Minnesota seemed like an unlikely landing spot considering there were three starters out of options (Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Samuel Deduno) and one vacancy remaining in the rotation.
In general, Santana's injury history has been clean. In 2009 he battled some elbow/UCL issues that delayed his season into the month of May, but since then he has not missed any significant time.
UPDATE: As Darren Wolfson reported this evening, the Twins had requested Santana's medical records early in free agency and not recently, as Rosenthal tweeted earlier.