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Santiago Casilla | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / OAK
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After Blake Treinen got hurt, Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth for his first save Tuesday.
The A's weren't far away from cutting Casilla this spring and he opened the season in a mop-up role, but he came through tonight while pitching with a lead for the first time in six appearances this year. It's possible that he'll get more save chances if Treinen lands on the DL, though Ryan Buchter would also seem to be a possibility there. Fortunately, it seems more likely that Treinen will be OK. Apr 24 - 11:27 PM

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Santiago Casilla (shoulder) hopes to return to Cactus League action this weekend.

Casilla has been shut down for over a week due to tightness in his right shoulder, but the veteran reliever is optimistic that he will be ready for the beginning of the regular season. Casilla has been lit up for seven earned runs over just 4 2/3 innings this spring in the Cactus League. He's no longer on the fantasy radar.
Mar 20 - 12:55 PM

Santiago Casilla has been sidelined for the past week due to right shoulder tightness.

But he threw a bullpen session Monday in A's camp and could still be ready for Opening Day if all goes well from here. The 37-year-old right-hander projects to work in middle relief this season for Oakland.
Mar 19 - 4:20 PM

Santiago Casilla was blown up for five earned runs over two-thirds of an inning Monday in a Cactus League appearance versus the White Sox.

Matt Skole did the majority of the damage with a three-run homer, though Casilla also allowed three other hits in the appearance. The 37-year-old right-hander lost his closer job last season in Oakland and finished with a pedestrian 4.27 ERA in 59 innings. He figures to work in a lower-leverage middle relief gig this year.
Mar 5 - 6:31 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 11:29:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 10:14:00 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.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 05:20:00 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.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 04:56:00 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.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 04:00:00 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.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 07:35:00 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.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 12:19:00 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.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 05:53:00 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.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 11:55:00 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.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 01:51:00 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.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 08:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Bruce Maxwell
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Matt Chapman
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Dustin Fowler
2Boog Powell
RF1Stephen Piscotty
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sean Manaea
2Daniel Mengden
3Andrew Triggs
4Trevor Cahill
5Brett Anderson
6Paul Blackburn
7Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Chris Hatcher
3Santiago Casilla
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Daniel Coulombe
8Wilmer Font
9Lou Trivino
10Josh Lucas
11Emilio Pagan