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Ramon Santiago | Third Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/31/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays signed INF Ramon Santiago to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
He'll make $1.1 million if he cracks the Opening Day roster. Santiago is 35 years old and a weak .243/.314/.330 career hitter at the major league level, though he provides a solid glove at multiple positions. He should have a good shot at landing a utility job. Jan 29 - 2:29 PM

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Ramon Santiago has elected to become a free agent.

Santiago was outrighted off the Reds' 40-man roster on Thursday and rejected an assignment to Triple-A Louisville. The 35-year-old utility infielder is a .243/.314/.330 career hitter in 920 major league games.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Ramon Santiago dealt a huge blow to the Pirates chances of winning the National League Central division crown on Saturday, belting a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning to give the Reds an improbable 10-6 victory.

The Reds loaded the bases with a single and a pair of walks against John Axford in the 10th inning, but he retired Brayan Pena before the stage was set for Santiago's dramatics. He deposited the second pitch he saw deep into the left field seats to deliver the Reds the victory and ensure they don't finish the season with the worst record in their division.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of INF Ramon Santiago from Triple-A Louisville.

Santiago batted only .196/.275/.239 this spring, but he's known for his glove and will back up all over the infield. The 34-year-old spent his last eight seasons with the Tigers.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Ramon Santiago has won a spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster.

Santiago, a non-roster invitee, owns an underwhelming .243/.311/.330 batting line in the majors, but he can play all over the diamond. The 34-year-old will serve as a backup infielder for Cincinnati.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 11:31:00 AM

Reds signed INF Ramon Santiago to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Santiago can earn $1.1 million if he makes the Reds' Opening Day roster and remains on it all year. He batted just .224/.298/.288 in 80 games last season for the Tigers, but the 34-year-old can play all over the infield.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Multiple teams have expressed interest in Ramon Santiago, according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo.

Santiago's decision could come soon, Cotillo adds. The 33-year-old slashed an anemic .224/.298/.288 over 234 plate appearances for the Tigers in 2013, but he's valued for his defensive versatility. Santiago, who has spent the last eight years in Detroit, can fill in at second, third and shortstop.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 11:08:00 PM

Ramon Santiago came off the bench to hit his first homer since June 9, 2012 off the Royals' Aaron Crow on Friday.

It was Santiago's first at-bat in eight days, as he's been limited by a hamstring problem. The homer was the utilityman's 28th in 2,181 career at-bats.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Ramon Santiago played in Thursday's game as a defensive replacement.

It's the second straight game he's come into defensively. Santiago hasn't started in a week due to a hamstring issue, but it appears he'll avoid the DL.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Ramon Santiago left Thursday's game against the Indians after tweaking something behind his left knee.

Santiago thinks he'll be fine. The Tigers would probably like for him to sit out a game or two just to be safe, but they might not have that luxury with Jose Iglesias (toe) also banged up.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:41:00 PM

Ramon Santiago had a rough night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Royals, going 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts.

Santiago has seen an uptick in his playing time with Omar Infante on the disabled list, but simply hasn't delivered. The veteran infielder is hitting a hugely disappointing .157/.231/.241 on the season.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 11:31:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Tigers are willing to trade Ramon Santiago.

Santiago is currently slated to serve as the club's backup middle infielder. The 33-year-old is good with the glove but is a career .245/.313/.334 and will make $2.1 million this season, so it shouldn't cost much to get him.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:08:00 PM

Ramon Santiago (calf) is hoping to make his Grapefruit League debut within the next couple days.

Santiago has been sidelined all camp with a strained right calf. He went through full batting practice Wednesday, though, and looks ready to test it out in game action.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 08:56:00 PM

Ramon Santiago (calf) will begin stretching and agility exercises.

Santiago has been dealing with a strained calf since early on in camp, but he's starting to feel better. It doesn't sound like he's close to being game-ready, though.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Ramon Santiago is out indefinitely with a strained right calf.

The exact details of the injury (or when it occurred) still aren't available. Santiago batted just .206/.283/.272 in 93 games last season and is expected to open 2013 in a utility role with the Tigers.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 11:42:00 AM

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