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Ervin Santana
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Santana with the Minnesota Twins in 2016
Kansas City Royals – No. 54
Starting pitcher
Born: December 12, 1982 (1982-12-12) (age 38)
San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
May 17, 2005, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through July 1, 2021)
Win–loss record 149–128
Earned run average 4.11
Strikeouts 1,953
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (2008, 2017)
  • Pitched a no-hitter (July 27, 2011)

Ervin Ramon Santana (born Johan Ramon Santana; December 12, 1982) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Royals, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, and Chicago White Sox. Santana is a two-time All-Star, and he threw a no-hitter with the Angels in 2011.

Santana was born Johan Ramon Santana, and used that name until 2003. He changed his name to avoid having the same name as Venezuelan pitching star Johan Santana. According to Santana, "I just came up with Ervin... Ervin Santana, that sounds good."

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