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Santiago Casilla | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle believes A's manager Bob Melvin is considering a change at closer.
Santiago Casilla took a blown save and a loss Wednesday against the Blue Jays after surrendering three runs on a pair of homers in the bottom of the ninth inning and he now holds a 4.66 ERA in 39 total appearances this year. Blake Treinen, recently acquired from the Nationals, could be next in line at closer in Oakland. Ryan Dull (knee) just returned from the disabled list but owns an ugly 6.32 ERA in 2017. Jul 27 - 11:29 AM

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Santiago Casilla surrendered three runs on a pair of homers and was charged with a blown save and a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Tasked with protecting a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, Casilla gave up the ghost just about as quickly as humanly possible. He walked Josh Donaldson to lead off the inning, then served up a two-run homer to Justin Smoak to tie the game. The next batter, Kendrys Morales, whacked a walk-off solo shot to end the ballgame. The bad game gives Casilla five losses and six blown saves on the season, against two wins and 16 saves. He has a 4.66 ERA in 36 2/3 innings.
Jul 26 - 10:14 PM

Santiago Casilla earned his 16th save of the year Sunday in the A's 3-2 win over the Mets.

Casilla gave up a one-out single to Wilmer Flores in the bottom of the ninth, but the veteran right-hander induced flyouts from Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d'Arnaud to seal the one-run victory for Oakland. Casilla has a 3.93 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 36 2/3 total frames this season.
Jul 23 - 5:20 PM

Santiago Casilla was peppered for two earned runs, three hits and a walk while recording just two outs in a blown save and loss Tuesday against the Rays.

Casilla has now blown three of his past eight save chances and has to be skating on thin ice at the moment. There might be plenty of upheaval at the non-waiver trade deadline among the A's pitchers, but there isn't likely to be a lot of interest in the 36-year-old Casilla. Despite the fact he continues to blow saves, the A's just do not have anyone waiting in the wings to replace him at the moment.
Jul 19 - 4:56 AM

Santiago Casilla worked around a double allowed to Mariners rookie Mitch Haniger on Saturday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning for his 15th save.

Casilla worked two-thirds of a scoreless inning in the series opener Thursday, bouncing back from his fourth blown save on July 4. He'll allow an occasional run, including a real clunker of an appearance every now and again. However, he has proven to be a rather serviceable fantasy option. The A's don't blow many teams out, so if they're leading late Casilla will see ample chances in the second half.
Jul 9 - 4:00 AM

Santiago Casilla blew a save but picked up a win Tuesday versus the White Sox.

The White Sox didn't exactly knock him around, but Melky Cabrera knotted things up with two outs in the top of the ninth inning on an RBI single. Casilla was able to strand a couple runners after that and then watched the A's walk it off in the bottom of the frame. The veteran reliever now holds a 4.02 ERA and has blown four saves, but he might be the least likely of the A's late-inning relievers to be traded this month, so he figures to keep his job.
Jul 4 - 7:35 PM

Santiago Casilla notched his 14th save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Astros.

Casilla allowed two hits, but he escaped without any damage. While Casilla has blown just one of his last eight save chances, he's not exactly pitching well; he's given up three runs and 10 hits over his last six innings. He shouldn't have a lot of job security, especially now that Sean Doolittle is back and throwing well.
Jun 28 - 12:19 AM

Santiago Casilla picked up his 13th save of the season on Sunday, despite allowing a solo home run to Melky Cabrera.

Casilla allowed a pair of hits in his inning of work but was still able to escape with a two-run advantage. He has now converted 13 of his first 16 save chances on the season while compiling a 4.28 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 26/12 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings.
Jun 25 - 5:53 PM

Santiago Casilla danced around trouble against the White Sox on Friday to convert his 12th save of the season.

Casilla allowed back-to-back singles to begin the bottom of the ninth, but the White Sox couldn’t get anything else going. The 36-year-old recently missed a couple of save chances after he was hit in the non-throwing shoulder by a foul ball, but fortunately it wasn’t anything serious. He’s 12-for-15 in save chances this season with a 4.10 ERA and 26/12 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings.
Jun 23 - 11:55 PM

Santiago Casilla (shoulder) said he'll be available to pitch Sunday.

Casilla was hit on the left (non-pitching) shoulder by a foul ball while in the dugout Saturday. The shoulder is still a little swollen, but the closer said he'll be fine.
Jun 18 - 1:51 PM

X-rays on Santiago Casilla's shoulder came back negative.

Casilla was watching Saturday's game against the Yankees from the dugout when a foul ball struck him on the shoulder. He went to the clubhouse for X-rays, though it looks like he was able to avoid a serious injury. Casilla was unavailable for Saturday's game anyway after pitching on Thursday and Friday. Sean Doolittle earned the save in his place.
Jun 17 - 8:16 PM

Santiago Casilla allowed a walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Yankees.

Casilla threw 13 of his 22 pitches for strikes for his 11th save of the season. He bounced back nicely after blowing the save in Thursday's series opener. After losing 48 pitches over the past two days it's possible he might not be available if a save chance pops up on Saturday. Sean Doolittle might slot into the closer's role if Casilla is held out.
Jun 17 - 4:32 AM

Santiago Casilla blew his third save of the season in Thursday's 10-inning win over the Yankees, surrendering one run on two hits in the ninth inning.

Casilla came on to close it out with the A's holding a 6-5 lead. Things started off well enough for him, as he struck out Aaron Judge looking on a big curve to lead off the inning. Starlin Castro followed Judge with a double into the right field gap, though, after which Gary Sanchez stroked a single up the middle to score Castro and tie up the game. Casilla is now 10-for-13 in save chances and holds an unappealing 4.24 ERA in 23 1/3 innings. He had turned in four consecutive scoreless appearances prior to running into the Bronx bandsaw on Thursday night.
Jun 16 - 2:57 AM

Santiago Casilla worked around a single in a 23-pitch scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Casilla picked up his 10th save of the season while striking out two batters. He has nailed down four consecutive save chances since his last blown opportunity May 12 in Texas, and he hasn't allowed a run in three straight appearances. His ERA of 4.22 still needs a little bit of work, but he has converted 10 of his 12 save chances. When the A's win, they do not win by a lot, so Santi is needed.
Jun 7 - 2:40 AM

Santiago Casilla picked up his ninth save with a scoreless ninth Monday against the Blue Jays.

Ryan Madson has been outpitching Casilla all year, but he had his first real misstep in giving up three runs Sunday. That means Casilla's job is likely as safe as it's been this season, even if his 4.43 ERA is still far higher than Madson's 2.82.
Jun 6 - 1:34 AM

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C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Mark Canha
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Matt Joyce
3Nick Martini
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Andrew Triggs
4Jharel Cotton
5Paul Blackburn
6Daniel Mengden
7Daniel Gossett
8Heath Fillmyer
9Lou Trivino
Relief Pitcher
R1Blake Treinen
2Santiago Casilla
3Ryan Dull
4Liam Hendriks
5Chris Hatcher
6Daniel Coulombe
7Emilio Pagan
8Raul Alcantara
9Jarret Martin
10Eric Jokisch
11Simon Castro