Buffalo To Possibly Play Host For Johan Santana's Return

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed 2-time Cy Young Award winning pitcher Johan Santana to a minor-league contract. He has been invited to major league spring training.

Santana has not played since 2012 and has constantly battled injuries. This of course meaning his return could take a decent amount of time, time that could possibly be spent in Buffalo.

Not only has Santana won two Cy Young Awards, he also finished in the top five vote getters for the award in five different seasons. Santana holds a 139-78 record in his 12-year career.

This is not the first time Buffalo has hosted a Cy Young Award winner, though it normally plays the launching pad than the landing strip. Bartolo Colon, Cliff Lee and RA Dickey are some of those in recent history to have a Bisons jersey in their closet and a Cy Young Award on their mantle. Now, Buffalo may very well welcome another one to the club.  

Despite Santana being 35-years-old and battling injuries, this news should still excite the fans of the Queen City. On top of the entertaining baseball, fun atmosphere and newly renovated stadium, there is likely now another reason to head to Coca-Cola Field this summer.