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Hector Santiago | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Angels and LHP Hector Santiago avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.29 million contract.
It's a tad more than projected him to earn ($2.2 million) in his first year of arbitration. Santiago is expected to open next season in the Angels' rotation after making 24 starts and six relief appearances last year. Jan 15 - 6:55 PM

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Hector Santiago pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a win over the A's Wednesday.

It was quite a contrast from Santiago's last time out, when the Rangers got to him for seven runs in an inning of work. On Wednesday, Santiago gave up just three hits and walked two in the outing. The southpaw's season ends at 6-9 with a 3.81 ERA in 125 1/3 innings. He'll be among the Angels' options to make a start in the postseason should they need a fourth starter.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Hector Santiago was torched for seven runs -- six earned -- in one-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

The Angels talked before the game about using a three-man rotation in the ALDS. It seems even more likely that they'll go that route now, what with Santiago turning in his second straight dreadful performance against a subpar offense. He lasted just two innings last time out against the Astros. Santiago still has a reasonable enough 3.98 ERA for the season, but he's not someone the Angels will have much faith in come October.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 01:27:00 AM

Hector Santiago walked five and gave up three runs over two innings in a loss to the Astros.

Santiago also gave up five hits as he proved largely ineffective. One of those five hits was a three-run homer to Gregorio Petit for all three of the Astros' runs against him. The loss dropped him to 5-8 with a 3.55 ERA on the year. He'll look for a better outing Friday against the Rangers.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Hector Santiago gave up only a solo home run over five innings in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Santiago surrendered five hits, with Adrian Beltre's solo shot in the fourth inning the only blemish against him. He threw just 79 pitches, so it was a bit of a quick hook from Angels manager Mike Scioscia, but he still managed to get his fifth win of the season. Santiago has been a more than adequate fill-in starter for the Angels down the stretch, owning a 3.38 ERA after Tuesday's outing. He's got the Astros on tap for Sunday.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:30:00 PM

Hector Santiago struggled but got a no-decision, allowing four runs in five innings, as the Angels defeated the Twins 5-4 on Thursday.

Santiago hadn't pitched since August 27 and the rust showed, as he yielded eight hits and walked three while striking out three. However, he limited the Twins to one run until Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run home run with no outs in the sixth, chasing Santiago from the game. Now with a 3.46 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 97/44 K/BB ratio, Santiago will start next against the Rangers in Texas on Tuesday.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Hector Santiago's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Tuesday to Thursday in Minnesota.

C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver will each move up a day and pitch on regular rest. Santiago will be available out of the bullpen Sunday.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 02:00:00 PM

Hector Santiago held the Marlins to just three hits and one run through 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a rare victory.

Santiago, never an efficient pitcher, was yanked at 93 pitches in the sixth inning, and his bullpen pitched beautifully (3 1/3 shutout frames) to preserve his lead. The left-hander came into this game with a 1.65 ERA in six no-decisions since the All-Star break -- that's right, he didn't factor into any of those decisions. The left-hander, who was banished to the bullpen and then to Triple-A earlier this season, has his ERA down to 3.28. Without Garret Richards, Los Angeles needs him to keep it up. Santiago toes the rubber in Houston on Tuesday.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 01:36:00 AM

Hector Santiago allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings in Friday's no-decision to the A's.

Santiago came in on a roll, undefeated over his last 11 trips to the mounds (eight starts, 2.45 ERA). Tonight, he struck out five and walked two to extend his streak. The left-hander, who was so bad earlier this year that he was banished to the bullpen and then to Triple-A, has bled his ERA all the way down to an emaciated 3.38. Santiago welcomes Miami to an AL venue next week.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 01:05:00 AM

Hector Santiago got a no-decision, allowing one run over six innings as the Angels lost 3-2 in walk-off fashion to the Rangers on Sunday.

Santiago pitched well, giving up the lone run on Rougned Odor's RBI single in the fifth. He was in line for the win until Huston Street blew the save in the ninth. Santiago limited the Rangers to four hits and a walk while striking out five. The lefty hasn't been much of an innings-eater, but has otherwise had a strong season, sporting a 3.46 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and an 83/37 K/BB ratio. He will take the hill on Friday in Oakland against the Athletics next.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 06:06:00 PM

Hector Santiago held the Red Sox to just two hits and no runs through six innings Sunday but settled for a no-decision.

The left-hander did his best to earn his fourth win, but Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa was equally as stingy. Santiago walked three and struck out five in the start, lowering his ERA to 3.59 with the good outing. Santiago is a worthwhile AL-only starter -- when he's starting -- and his next outing will come Sunday at the Rangers.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 08:58:00 PM

Hector Santiago allowed four runs (three earned) in six and a third innings in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

The big blow against Santiago was a three-run homer by Juan Uribe in the second inning. Otherwise, Santiago was intermittently effective. Santiago allowed five hits, he walked three, he struck out one. Despite the relative unflashiness of his game, he holds a 3.83 ERA to go with a WHIP of 1.25 and has given the Angels a useful arm that has served time in both the bullpen and the rotation. He'll take on the Red Sox in his next start.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Hector Santiago allowed one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Sunday.

Santiago didn't walk a batter while striking out three. The left-hander is still the owner of an ugly 2-7 record, but he lowered his ERA below four (3.86) for the first time this season with Sunday's outing. He'll look for his third win of the year Saturday at the Rays.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 08:06:00 PM

Hector Santiago did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, throwing five scoreless innings and allowing two hits and three walks.

While Santiago was able to keep the Orioles off the board, he had already thrown 99 pitches by the time the fifth inning was finished. The Angels have used him both out of the bullpen and in the rotation (thirteen starts in seventeen appearances). Despite the occasional struggle, he has a 4.02 ERA and has been a useful piece for the Halos. He'll take on the Tigers next time out.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:56:00 AM

Hector Santiago finished up with 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the win as the Angels beat the Mariners 3-2 in 16 innings on Friday.

Several teams still have expanded bullpens right now after the All-Star break, and the Angels needed theirs tonight. Eight relievers combined on 10 scoreless innings after Jered Weaver allowed two runs over six frames, and the Angels finally broke through when pinch-hitter Efren Navarro singled in Mike Trout in the 16th. It was just Santiago's second straight win after seven consecutive losses to begin the season.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 03:29:00 AM

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3Carlos Perez
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1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Josh Rutledge
2Johnny Giavotella
3Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
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LF1Josh Hamilton
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CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
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DH1Matt Joyce
2C.J. Cron
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Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
7Nick Tropeano
8Adam Wilk
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Cesar Ramos
4Mike Morin
5Fernando Salas
6Cam Bedrosian
7Cory Rasmus
8Jeremy McBryde
9Vinnie Pestano
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