Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana will join the Baltimore Orioles at spring training as he seeks to return to Major League Baseball after missing two of the past three seasons because of a torn capsule in his pitching shoulder.
The Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young Award after recording just 13 victories, the lowest in history for a full-season starter who was picked as his league’s top pitcher.
Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers won his second National League Cy Young Award in three seasons, and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers was voted the American League’s best pitcher after posting a Major League Baseball-high 21 wins.
The New York Mets sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in a seven-player swap, trading away the National League’s reigning Cy Young Award winner one year after parting ways with batting champion Jose Reyes.
R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets paid homage to “the pantheon of knuckleballers” after becoming the first Cy Young Award winner who throws a pitch that many in Major League Baseball deride as a gimmick.