By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached out to free agent starter Johan Santana, according to a source close to the Philadelphia Baseball Review.

Santana, 34, has undergone two surgeries on his throwing shoulder over the past three years and is a shell of what he once was, but he could be a low-risk, high reward sign.

Phillies linked to Johan SantanaThe left-hander started 21 games for the Mets in 2012, going 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA over 117 innings of work. The club bought out his contract for $5.5 million in October after six seasons in New York.

Santana had surgery on the anterior capsule in his left shoulder in April, but according to his agent he will be ready for spring training.

In addition to the Phillies, the Mets, Twins, and Pirates have also spoken with the two-time Cy Young Award winner about a possible deal.

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