02/26/2015 06:14 EST | Updated 04/28/2015 05:59 EDT

Jays sign two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to minor-league contract

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana to a minor-league contract with an invite to major-league spring training.

Santana, 35, has not appeared in a major-league game since 2012 due to a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder he suffered before the 2013 season while with the New York Mets. The same injury caused him to miss the entire 2011 season.

The native of Tovar, Venezuela has a career record of 139-78 with an earned-run average of 3.20 over 360 games (284 starts) over 12 seasons with Minnesota and New York.

He pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history on June 1, 2012, in an 8-0 win over St. Louis.