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Sergio Santos | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Yankees activated RHP Sergio Santos from the 60-day disabled list; Santos elects free agency.
Santos underwent Tommy John surgery in June and will be out until midseason next year. The former closer has been plagued by injury and poor performance the last few seasons. Mon, Nov 2, 2015 04:21:00 PM

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Yankees transferred RHP Sergio Santos to the 60-day disabled list.

Santos is set to undergo Tommy John surgery and will be sidelined until midway through the 2016 season. This move was done procedurally to create room on the 40-man roster.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Sergio Santos will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Santos was placed on the disabled list last week with what was simply called right elbow inflammation, but he apparently has a damaged ulnar collateral ligament. The veteran reliever hasn't made more than 29 major league appearances in a season since 2012 due to a variety of arm issues.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Yankees placed RHP Sergio Santos on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 16, with right elbow inflammation.

It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Santos has allowed two runs in three relief innings since joining the Yankees.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Sergio Santos from Double-A Trenton.

He'll take the place of Esmil Rogers in the Yankees bullpen. The former closer owns a 3.18 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 10/3 K/BB ratio over 5 2/3 minor league innings this season. He has had serious command issues in recent years, but when he's throwing strikes he can be a dominant force out of the bullpen.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Yankees signed RHP Sergio Santos to a minor league contract.

Santos is expected to report to Double-A Trenton. The 31-year-old was designated for assignment by the Dodgers late last month after posting a 4.73 ERA with a 15/7 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings. He opted for free agency over the weekend and it didn't take long for him to find a new home. He's a decent flier for the Yankees.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 12:31:00 PM

Sergio Santos has elected to become a free agent.

Santos was designated for assignment by the Dodgers in late May after posting a 4.73 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 15/7 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings. With so many teams needing relief help, he should land somewhere quickly.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 05:37:00 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Sergio Santos for assignment.

Los Angeles needed to clear out a 40-man roster spot following the six-player Juan Uribe trade, and Santos was the odd man out. The 31-year-old right-hander had registered a 4.73 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 15/7 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings this season for the Dodgers.
Wed, May 27, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Sergio Santos from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Santos joined the team in San Diego on Friday and is in uniform for their series-opener against the Padres. He had an opt-out clause in his contract if he wasn't on the big league roster before May 1 which he was expected to utilize. Santos will work in mddle relief for the Dodgers.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Sergio Santos has joined the Dodgers in San Diego.

He hasn't officially been called up yet. It's expected, though, as Santos' opt-out date is coming up and the Dodgers don't want to lose him. The reliever has allowed two runs while striking out eight over 4 2/3 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 05:57:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Sergio Santos to a minor league contract.

Santos posted a 8.57 ERA and 2.19 WHIP in 26 relief appearances for the Blue Jays in 2014. Arm injuries have derailed what was once a promising career for the righty. In 2011, he saved 30 games with a 13.1 K/9 for the White Sox. The Dodgers have a packed bullpen and it would take a rash of injuries for Santos to pitch in the eighth or ninth inning again, but it's not inconceivable that he could get a chance to be a part of the major league bullpen if he puts up strong numbers in the minors.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:27:00 AM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers are expected to sign Sergio Santos to a minor league contract.

Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reported earlier Monday that Santos was close to a deal with an unidentified National League West club. Santos posted an ugly 8.57 ERA and 2.19 WHIP in 26 relief appearances for the Blue Jays in 2014 while battling forearm issues. However, on a minor league deal he's worth a gamble.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 06:38:00 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports that reliever Sergio Santos is close to a deal with an NL West team.

It's expected to be a minor league deal with incentives built in. Santos posted an ugly 8.57 ERA and 2.19 WHIP in 26 relief appearances for the Blue Jays in 2014 while battling forearm issues.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 04:51:00 PM's Jon Morosi is reporting that the Rangers have had talks with reliever Sergio Santos.

The White Sox also expressed interest in Santos last month. Still, nothing is close to getting done yet, at least not according to reports. Santos is probably looking for some guaranteed money, while his suitors might merely be offering minor league contracts after his miserable 2014 season.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:27:00 AM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the White Sox are interested in free agent Sergio Santos.

Santos had a miserable 2014, posting an 8.57 ERA and 2.19 WHIP in 26 relief appearances for the Blue Jays while battling forearm issues. The right-hander should come pretty cheap this winter. The White Sox used him as their closer back in 2011.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 04:11:00 PM

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