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Santiago Casilla | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/25/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Santiago Casilla tallied his fifth save of the season Saturday as the Giants topped the Marlins.
Sergio Romo opened the ninth inning with the Giants up 5-1, but he allowed two runs so manager Bruce Bochy called on Casilla to close it out. The right-hander boasts a 1.01 ERA and 0.81 WHIP on the season, and he is poised to run away with the Giants' closer gig. Jul 19 - 10:19 PM

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Santiago Casilla nailed down his fourth save of the season Wednesday as the Giants stopped the A's.

Casilla has been one of the league's best relievers all season, which made it easy for Bruce Bochy to replace Sergio Romo as closer last week. Casilla hasn't allowed a run since May 16, though his peripherals suggest he's gotten a little lucky. He boasts a 1.05 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 25/10 K/BB rate over 34 1/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 1:30 AM

Bruce Bochy announced Sunday that Santiago Casilla will serve as the team's closer for now.

Casilla picked up his third save of the season in Sunday's victory over the Giants and had been outstanding in his setup role. Bochy also said that he preferred to use Jeremy Affeldt in his seventh-inning role where he is able to go multiple innings. Casilla should be owned and started in all mixed leagues.
Jul 6 - 7:56 PM

Santiago Casilla tallied his second save of the season Saturday as the Giants rallied to beat the Padres.

Michael Morse hit a game-tying solo shot in the top of the ninth inning and then Brandon Belt slugged a go-ahead two-run bomb in the top of the 10th. Casilla finished off the rally by striking out two of the four batters he faced in the bottom of the 10th. He's sharing closer duties right now with Jeremy Affeldt.
Jul 5 - 11:26 PM

Santiago Casilla will share the Giants' closer job with Jeremy Affeldt for the time being.

Sergio Romo has been demoted to a setup role. Casilla figures to see the bulk of the save chances and needs to be owned in all leagues. He boasts a 1.17 ERA with 21 strikeouts over 30 2/3 innings for the Giants this season.
Jun 29 - 2:56 PM

Giants activated Santiago Casilla from the 15-day disabled list.

Casilla had been on the shelf since May 21 due to a strained right hamstring. He initially wasn't expected back until June 17, but with the Giants bullpen blowing leads in each of the last three games, they'll bring him back a day early. With Sergio Romo struggling, he could quickly work his way into save chances, and is worth a speculative add for mixed league owners in need of saves.
Jun 15 - 8:46 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Santiago Casilla (hamstring) looked so good in his first minor league rehab game that they may forego his second appearance.

At this point, it looks like a near certainty that he'll rejoin the Giants bullpen before the end of the weekend. He has been sidelined since May 21 due to the strained right hamstring.
Jun 13 - 7:49 PM

Santiago Casilla (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as June 17.

Casilla will pitch one inning Thursday and two innings Saturday in rehab appearances with High-A San Jose before being re-evaluated to determine whether he's ready for activation. The reliever is in line to return in less than four weeks after being given a 4-6 week timetable when he strained his right hamstring on May 21.
Jun 10 - 11:02 PM

Santiago Casilla (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Wednesday or Thursday.

Casilla has recovered more quickly than expected from a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring. He was given a 4-6 week timetable when he went down with the ailment, but it's looking like he'll wind up missing closer to three weeks.
Jun 9 - 7:50 PM

Santiago Casilla (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment in a few days.

Casilla threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday with no issues and is nearly ready for game action. He's missed 2 1/2 weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring and is looking like he could beat his projected 4-6 week timetable.
Jun 8 - 2:41 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Santiago Casilla (hamstring) could return sooner than his projected 4-6 week timetable.

Casilla suffered a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring less than a week ago, but he's already throwing on flat ground with no issues. Even in a best-case scenario, though, he's not going to return until well into June.
May 27 - 8:05 PM

Santiago Casilla (hamstring) is expected to begin light throwing in two weeks.

He'd need another two weeks after that to get ready to rejoin the Giants' bullpen, so the reliever is looking at a late-June return. Casilla suffered a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring during Wednesday's game.
May 22 - 8:44 PM

Santiago Casilla was diagnosed Thursday afternoon with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring.

Casilla has already been placed on the 15-day disabled list and will likely be out for a month. The right-handed reliever suffered the strain Wednesday while sprinting down the first base line. He had a 1.37 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through 26 1/3 innings this season.
May 22 - 2:41 PM

Giants placed RHP Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Casilla suffered the injury Wednesday while unnecessarily busting it down the first base line on a grounder. It looked like a serve strain. He could be out a while.
May 22 - 11:54 AM

Santiago Casilla will have an MRI on his right hamstring on Thursday.

Casilla injured the hamstring running out a ground ball in the ninth inning, and the injury was severe enough that the reliever couldn't put any pressure on the leg while being helped off the field. The Giants will await the results of the MRI, but manager Bruce Bochy suggested a trip to the disabled list is the likely scenario.
May 21 - 11:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
3Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Tyler Colvin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Yusmeiro Petit
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Jeremy Affeldt
3Sergio Romo
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos