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Hector Santiago | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Okaloosa-Walton (FL) CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 30 (0) / CWS
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Hector Santiago (shoulder) will rejoin the Twins' rotation Tuesday in Boston.
Santiago has been sidelined for most of June with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. He's not a recommended fantasy option against the Red Sox. Jun 23 - 4:57 PM

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Hector Santiago (shoulder) threw three scoreless innings in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.

Santiago threw 57 pitches, 34 for strikes, while fanning two and walking two. His fastball was sitting around 89-92 mph, right in line with what the Twins were hoping for. He will be joining the Twins in Cleveland on Thursday, after which the team will decide the next step in the process. He might not need another rehab outing before he rejoins the rotation. Left shoulder inflammation has kept him out of action since early June.
Source: MLB.com
Jun 21 - 9:05 PM

Hector Santiago (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.

It could be the only rehab outing he needs before rejoining the Twins' rotation. Santiago has been out since early June with left shoulder inflammation.
Jun 18 - 2:27 PM

Hector Santiago (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session Saturday.

He was a candidate to start for the Twins on Saturday against the Indians, but manager Paul Molitor suggested Friday that a rehab assignment may be in order. Molitor also hinted that Santiago might return to a bullpen role. The left-hander has been on the disabled list since June 7 with shoulder inflammation.
Jun 16 - 5:33 PM

Hector Santiago (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Thursday.

He remains on track to return to the Twins' starting rotation Saturday against the Indians. Santiago landed on the disabled list June 7 with discomfort in his left shoulder, but an MRI taken June 8 ruled out any structural damage and he's been pain-free all week.
Jun 15 - 2:46 PM

Hector Santiago (shoulder) played long toss from a distance of 200 feet on Tuesday.

He could return to the Twins' rotation on Saturday if he makes it through a bullpen session without issue on Wednesday. Santiago was placed on the disabled list June 7 with discomfort in his left shoulder, but an MRI taken a few days later showed no structural damage.
Jun 13 - 5:01 PM

Hector Santiago (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo an MRI.

Santiago landed on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain earlier on Wednesday. He is heading to Minneapolis for his MRI and will not be with the team for their weekend series against the Giants. A concrete timetable for his return should clarify once the team has more information as to the extent of the shoulder injury.
Jun 7 - 8:59 PM

Twins placed LHP Hector Santiago on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

Santiago was ripped by the Mariners for five runs in 2 2/3 innings on Tuesday. Just how much the shoulder issue which ultimately landed him on the disabled list played into that rough performance is not clear. There is no current timetable for Santiago's return, but one figures to clarify over the coming days. While the Twins have yet to announce a replacement starter, Chris Heston -- whom they picked up off waivers from the Dodgers earlier on Wednesday -- is one potential option to take the ball in his place against the Giants on Sunday.
Jun 7 - 8:06 PM

Hector Santiago was hammered for five earned runs, three hits and four walks across just 2 2/3 innings in a loss Tuesday in Seattle.

Santiago threw just 40 of his 72 pitches for strikes and he has dropped four consecutive starts while losing five straight decisions over his past six outings. The southpaw's ERA has risen in each of his past six starts and his trouble is mostly due to his inability to keep the ball in the park. After allowing just three homers across 42 1/3 innings over his first seven starts, but he has served up 11 homers in 22 2/3 innings over his past six outings.
Jun 7 - 3:18 AM

Hector Santiago was shelled for six earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

And the Minnesota bullpen went on to allow another 11 runs over the final three innings of Wednesday's blowout at Target Field. Santiago walked two batters and gave up eight hits, including three home runs. He came into May with a 2.43 ERA but has watched that number rise to 4.76 over the last four weeks. Santiago gets the Mariners on the road next.
May 31 - 4:47 PM

Hector Santiago is still on track to start Wednesday against the Astros.

Santiago threw 21 pitches (and allowed two homers) in Sunday's extra-inning loss to the Rays, but he should be fine for his next scheduled start. The southpaw has a 4.31 ERA on the year and should be avoided in fantasy leagues for this matchup.
May 29 - 12:29 PM

Hector Santiago surrendered three runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Santiago gave up eight hits, including a two-run homer to Jorge Bonifacio. While he only issued one walk, he struck out just one of the 24 batters he faced and induced only three swinging strikes. This comes after he struck out just one of the 17 batters he faced in his last outing. It’s no surprise that his ERA continues to rise.
May 20 - 1:05 AM

Hector Santiago was shelled for six earned runs over just 2 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Indians.

Santiago tallied just one strikeout, walked two, and gave up seven hits -- including three home runs. The left-hander entered the start with a shiny 2.76 ERA and watched that number climb all the way to 3.80. He'll try to get back on track in his next outing at home against the Royals.
May 14 - 4:17 PM

Hector Santiago held the White Sox to two runs over 6 2/3 solid frames in Tuesday's 7-2 victory.

Santiago was wild as he can tend to be with five walks, but he struck out six and gave up just three singles. He got some help from Tyler Duffey, who snuffed out a threat in the seventh inning after Santiago issued a couple two-out walks. His 31/16 K/BB ratio isn't pretty, but Santiago has managed a 2.76 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and four wins. He'll get the Indians on Sunday.
May 10 - 12:43 AM

Twins activated LHP Hector Santiago from the bereavement list.

Santiago will return to the Twins' starting rotation on Wednesday against the Athletics after mourning the death of his grandmother. The left-hander holds an impressive 2.43 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 23/8 K/BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings (five starts) this season with Minnesota.
May 2 - 11:37 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adalberto Mejia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Craig Breslow
5Glen Perkins
6Matt Belisle
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Justin Haley
9Buddy Boshers
10Alan Busenitz
11Dillon Gee
12Trevor Hildenberger
13Trevor May