Ervin Santana could become a hot trade target in the early part of the season.

Santana is owed $28 million over the next two seasons, plus a $1 million buyout for 2019. He may not make as much of a difference to an interested team as Jose Quintana, but he'll cost less.

The Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins could all target Santana.