Santana talks likely to resume later today

NASHVILLE – Johan Santana’s agent, Peter Greenberg indicated moments ago that he has not begun contract negotiations with any team at this stage, an indication a deal between Boston and the Twins might still have a ways to go.

Major League sources have also indicated there have been no discussions between the Twins and Red Sox yet today, though talks are planned later in the day. The medical information the Twins sought on Jon Lester was simply “due diligence” according to one official, and that nothing was imminent with the Twins-Red Sox, though that could change rapidly after their meeting later today.

Greenberg remains a key to the deal because the Sox have to agree on a multi-year deal with Santana in order for him to waive his full no-trade clause.

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