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Johan auditions for seven MLB teams

Two-time Cy Young Award winner reportedly topped out at 81 mph


Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana auditioned Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla., in front of seven teams in hopes of making a comeback after not pitching in the Majors last season.

The New York Post reported that Santana, who turns 35 on March 14, topped out at 81 mph and mostly sat between 77 and 78 mph, while also flashing his signature changeup.

The Twins and Yankees are among the teams with reported interest in Santana, who underwent left shoulder surgery last April.

Santana received a buyout from the Mets after the club opted not to pick up his $25 million option. Santana had just concluded a six-year, $137.5 million deal signed before the 2008 season.

Santana was 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts for the Mets in 2012, including the franchise's only no-hitter.

The 2004 and '06 American League Cy Young Award winner is 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 seasons with the Twins and Mets.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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