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Sergio Santos | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays sent RHP Sergio Santos outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
The Jays had designated the disappointing reliever for assignment earlier in the week. He could get another chance later this season if he irons out his issues at Buffalo. Jul 23 - 2:24 PM
Source: Sportsnet

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Blue Jays designated RHP Sergio Santos for assignment.

Santos had posted a dreadful 7.78 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings this season out of the Blue Jays' bullpen. But the 31-year-old right-hander registered a 1.75 ERA and 0.58 WHIP in 25 2/3 frames last season and could draw interest from teams on the waiver wire.
Jul 21 - 3:24 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP Sergio Santos from the 15-day disabled list.

No corresponding move has been announced yet, but it's possible that Brett Cecil will be heading to the disabled list. Santos should quickly work his way back into a setup role in front of closer Casey Janssen.
Jun 14 - 12:57 PM

Sergio Santos (forearm) is scheduled to throw one final bullpen session on Sunday, and if all goes well he'll head to Florida for a minor league rehab assignment.

As long as he continues to progress, Santos should be able to rejoin the Blue Jays bullpen in mid-June. With the current state of the bullpen, as long as he pitches well in his return, he could quickly regain his role as the primary setup man in front of closer Casey Janssen.
Jun 7 - 11:18 AM

Sergio Santos (forearm) felt great after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday morning.

Santos will throw another side session on Saturday and could then be cleared for a rehab assignment. He is on track to return to the Blue Jays' bullpen in mid-June. The right-hander has been out since May 11.
Jun 5 - 11:51 AM

Sergio Santos (forearm) hopes to throw two bullpen sessions this week.

Santos is hoping to throw on Friday and possibly again on Sunday before resuming his rehab assignment. The reliever had a setback with his forearm soreness last week but is evidently feeling better. He should return relatively soon as long as he can avoid further setbacks.
Jun 3 - 9:52 PM

Sergio Santos (forearm) recently suffered a setback in his recovery.

Santos had been progressing in his recovery from forearm soreness before he felt something in the forearm while throwing long toss from approximately 120 feet. "I wouldn't call it a big, big setback," Santos said. "When I got out to 110, stepping on it a little bit, didn't hurt, wasn't painful, just backing off for a day, resting and then throwing again. Good enough distance, playing catch, throwing. It felt fine, the ball was coming out good." He'll be shut down for a period of time before beginning to ramp up his throwing again. The setback probably costs Santos another few weeks at least, making late June look like the earliest he might be back.
May 28 - 9:23 PM

Sergio Santos (forearm) has thrown for the past three days.

Santos, out since earlier this month with forearm soreness, plans to throw again Monday from a distance of 80 feet. No word when he'll get back on the mound and he'll likely need multiple rehab appearances before coming back from the DL.
May 26 - 4:51 PM

Sergio Santos (elbow) will resume throwing on Friday.

He'll need at least a couple bullpen sessions before going out on a rehab assignment. Santos seems likely to return in early June. "It won't be long," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He's going to start throwing the ball around when we get home. See where he's at. He said he's feeling good, I know that."
May 20 - 9:20 PM

An MRI on Sergio Santos' right elbow revealed no structural damage.

The exam showed "normal wear and tear." Santos, who was placed on the disabled list last weekend, will be shut down for a week before resuming throwing on flat ground. "I do feel good," he said. "The soreness is now gone. It’s been five-six days and with each day I’m feeling a lot better."
May 16 - 1:09 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Sergio Santos on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm soreness.

With as bad as Santos has been this season, it's not a surprise that there was some type of injury situation going on here. He owns a 9.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 20/11 K/BB ratio through his first 12 frames on the season. There is no timetable for his return.
May 11 - 4:48 PM

Sergio Santos has been removed from Toronto's closer role.

Santos blew his third save of 2014 on Friday night, yielding three runs to the Pirates while recording only two outs. Aaron Loup will be used as the fill-in closer on Saturday and has a chance to run with the job until Casey Janssen (oblique) is activated.
May 3 - 4:11 PM

Sergio Santos picked up his third blown save of the season on Friday, allowing three runs on three hits in 2/3 of an inning against the Pirates.

Santos took over with a two-run advantage, and promptly allowed a leadoff single to Neil Walker on his first pitch. After striking out Andrew McCutchen, he served up a game-tying two-run homer to Pedro Alvarez. After inducing a fly out from Ike Davis, Starling Marte knocked one over the boards to deliver the Pirates a walkoff victory. It would be shocking to see Santos receive another save chance.
May 2 - 10:35 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said closer Sergio Santos is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Indians.

After working on back-to-back nights, Santos will get a day to rest with Aaron Loup getting the call if a save opportunity were to present itself.
Apr 19 - 11:16 AM

Sergio Santos survived a shaky ninth inning to convert his fifth save of the season Friday night against the Indians.

Coming off one of the worst outings you could ever imagine Thursday against the Twins, Santos entered the bottom of the ninth inning Friday with a one-run lead. He allowed a leadoff double to Lonnie Chisenhall before striking out Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher. However, he then issued consecutive walks to Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana to load the bases. As opposed to Thursday night, he didn't implode this time, as he got Michael Brantley to ground out to first base to end it. It wasn't pretty, but it qualifies as a bounce-back outing. With Casey Janssen's setback, Santos should continue to get save chances for Toronto in the short-term.
Apr 18 - 11:22 PM

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Batters
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2Josh Thole
3Erik Kratz
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
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PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Brad Mills
7Rob Rasmussen