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ervin-santana-royalsThe Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly are interested in free agent starter Ervin Santana in their search for a No. 4 starter to throw in alongside Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-jin Ryu and Dan Haren.

They join seven other teams (Rockies, Orioles, Mariners, Yankees, Marlins, Cubs and Blue Jays) that are showing interest in the former Angel and Royal pitcher according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

Both Masahiro Tanaka and Matt Garza have come off the board, making Santana arguably the best available pitcher on the market.

Santana, 31, is reportedly seeking a deal worth 4-years/$60 million. Garza signed with the Milwaukee Brewers for 4-years/$50 million. He did not cost them a draft pick, while Santana will cause the signing team to send over their pick.

He went 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA in 32 starts for the Royals a year ago after spending eight years with the Angels. He has a career record of 105-90 with a 4.19 ERA.