Johan Alexander Santana Araque (/ˈjoʊhɑːn sænˈtænə/; born March 13, 1979) is a Venezuelan professional baseball starting pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Santana has pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Minnesota Twins from 2000 to 2007 and for the New York Mets from 2008 to 2012. A two-time Cy Young Award winner with the Twins, Santana is a four-time All-Star and earned a pitching triple crown in 2006. On June 1, 2012, Santana threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals, the first no-hitter in New York Mets franchise history.
By Dean Hanley