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Ramon Santiago | Shortstop

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/31/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays released INF Ramon Santiago.
Santiago hit an awful .202/.283/.218 for Triple-A Buffalo. The 35-year-old utility player will now look to catch on elsewhere. Jul 24 - 1:46 PM

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Blue Jays re-signed INF Ramon Sanitago to a minor league contract.

Santiago was released by the Blue Jays on March 30, a few weeks after suffering a broken left collarbone. He'll open the season on the Triple-A disabled list.
Apr 6 - 11:09 AM

Blue Jays released INF Ramon Santiago.

Santiago, a non-roster invitee this spring, suffered a broken left collarbone earlier this month and is expected to miss 10 weeks. He'll attempt to latch on with a new team once he's back to full health.
Mar 30 - 4:42 PM

Ramon Santiago will be sidelined for 10 weeks after being diagnosed with a broken left collarbone.

Santiago suffered the injury while diving for a ball during a game Sunday. The veteran infielder had been expected to make the team as a non-roster invitee, but he’ll now miss the first couple months of the season. Steve Tolleson or Ryan Goins should now have a better shot to head north with the big club.
Mar 17 - 10:47 PM

X-rays confirmed that Ramon Santiago sustained a broken collarbone while diving for a ball during Sunday's Grapefruit League contest.

It's unclear at the moment just how much time the veteran infielder stands to miss, but it will be significant. He had been expected to crack the Blue Jays roster as a reserve infielder, so his injury should open the door for Steve Tolleson or Ryan Goins.
Mar 15 - 4:43 PM

Ramon Santiago is dealing with an injury to his collarbone.

Santiago suffered the injury on a diving attempt. It's not clear at this point how severe the ailment it. Provided he's healthy, Santiago has a good shot to crack the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster as a utility player.
Mar 15 - 3:59 PM

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

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

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