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Hector Santiago | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Okaloosa-Walton (FL) CC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 30 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Angels and LHP Hector Santiago avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5 million contract.
It's a shade under the $5.1 million Santiago was projected by to earn in his second year of arbitration eligibility. The left-hander made the All-Star team last season, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 162/71 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings for the Angels. He'll be counted on to be an integral part of their rotation again in 2016. Jan 8 - 5:52 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles have inquired on Angels left-hander Hector Santiago.

They are one of many teams who have contacted the Angels. The Orioles are looking at alternatives with Wei-Yin Chen on the free agent market, but they might not have the prospects to get a deal done. Santiago earned his first All-Star selection this past season while posting a 3.59 ERA and 162/71 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:15:00 AM's Alden Gonzalez hears that Hector Santiago is the pitcher with the Angels clubs have inquired on the most.

The Halos want to move C.J. Wilson, but other clubs have asked them to eat as much as $15 million of his contract and that's not going to happen. It's unclear at this point whether they would entertain trading Santiago. The left-hander posted a 3.59 ERA in 2015 while making his first All-Star team. He's arbitration-eligible for a second time this winter.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Hector Santiago was forced out of Saturday's start against the Rangers in the fifth inning after surrendering four runs on five hits.

Santiago punched out five and walked one on the day. He carried a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning in a must-win game for the Angels, but poor defense and ineffectiveness caused his exit after allowing the first three hitters to reach. The season was a success for the left-hander who posted a 9-9 record, 3.64 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 162/71 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Hector Santiago gave up four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings but took a no-decision as the Angels walked off winners over the Athletics on Monday.

Santiago only allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four, but he also hit two batters. Albert Pujols victimized him in the sixth inning for a solo home run to tie the game at 4-4. The lefty now has a 3.52 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 157/70 K/BB ratio over 176 2/3 innings. Santiago will make his final regular season start on the road against the Rangers.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 01:37:00 AM

Hector Santiago allowed two runs over five innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Astros.

It wasn't pretty, but Santiago was effective enough to get his ninth win of the year. The southpaw yielded two solo home runs among his four hits allowed, and he also walked five in the inefficient outing. The win drew Santiago's record to an even 9-9 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. Santiago should have an easier time Monday against the Athletics.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 12:05:00 AM

Hector Santiago retired just two batters in his start Thursday against the Twins, giving up five runs.

Mike Scioscia employed the quick hook tonight, and it worked out, as the Angels went on to win 11-8 despite using nine pitches. Santiago has been so effective for much of the season, and in his previous two starts this month, but he might be running out of as now. His 29 starts are five more than he ever made previously in the majors or the minors.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Hector Santiago pitched seven innings of two-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Santiago gave up two homers, but the other three hits and two walks did no damage at all. He's rebounded from an ugly August (0-4, 6.21 ERA in six starts) to open September 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 01:40:00 AM

Hector Santiago was on his game in Sunday's win over the Rangers, allowing just one hit over six scoreless innings.

Santiago was on his game in terms of runs and hits allowed, at least. He walked six, though, which explains his relatively early exit in what was otherwise a strong start. He threw just 57 of his 103 pitches for strikes. The 27-year-old southpaw has now handed out 19 free passes in his last 23 2/3 innings. Despite his recent inability to hit the corners, he still maintains a 3.24 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 145/60 K/BB ratio over 158 1/3 innings. A home start against the Astros surfaces next on his schedule.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Hector Santiago lasted only 2 2/3 innings, surrendering five runs in a loss to the Athletics on Monday.

The Athletics rallied for five runs in the third inning to chase Santiago from the game. In the frame, the lefty allowed three doubles and three walks. Four of the eight outs came via strikeout but it was a moot conquest. Santiago has failed to make it five innings in each of his last three outings and carries an ever-rising 3.37 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 142/54 K/BB ratio over 152 1/3 innings. He'll try to rebound at home when he takes on the Rangers next.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:58:00 AM

Hector Santiago gave up five runs over 4 1/3 innings, earning the loss on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Santiago allowed only one run through the first four innings on a Nick Castellanos home run. He fell apart in the fifth, allowing two two-run home runs to Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez. On the evening, he gave up seven hits, walked three, and struck out three. Santiago's ever-rising ERA now sits at 3.13 with a 1.20 WHIP and a 138/51 K/BB ratio over 149 2/3 innings. He will attempt to bounce back in Cleveland versus the Indians in his next outing.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Hector Santiago was lifted after giving up four runs -- two earned -- in 3 2/3 innings Friday versus the White Sox.

Santiago walked four and threw 95 pitches while getting just 11 outs. The All-Star is 0-3 with a 5.06 ERA in his last six starts. He'll probably bounce back some, but a return to first-half form isn't particularly likely.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 01:45:00 AM

Hector Santiago pitched well in a no-decision on Sunday, holding the Royals to two runs on three hits over his seven frames.

Santiago walked three and struck out five on the night. The Royals tagged him for a pair of runs in the first inning, then the southpaw was able to battle back and hold them without a hit over his final six innings. Santiago is having the best season of his career, compiling a 2.86 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 131/44 K/BB ratio over 141 2/3 innings. Next on tap for him is a tough matchup against the Blue Jays at home on Friday.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Hector Santiago lasted just 5 1/3 innings against the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing three runs in a loss.

Santiago wasn't lit up, allowing four hits and a walk during the start, but he certainly wasn't a picture of efficiency, needing 93 pitches to get through 5 1/3 innings. The southpaw also struck out four. Santiago's winless stretch is now at four games, as he fell to 7-6 with the loss. Santiago still owns a pristine 2.87 ERA and 1.17 WHIP heading into Sunday's start at the Royals.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 10:55:00 PM

Hector Santiago allowed three runs over six innings, striking out seven in a no-decision against the Indians on Wednesday.

Santiago left in line for the loss, but the Angels came back to deliver a walk-off win in the ninth. He gave up five hits and a walk over his six innings, including serving up solo homers to Jose Ramirez and Ryan Raburn. The left-hander struck out seven on the day. Santiago will carry a 7-5 record, 2.78 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into Tuesday's start at the White Sox.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 06:48:00 PM

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1B1Albert Pujols
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
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SS1Andrelton Simmons
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3Rey Navarro
3B1Yunel Escobar
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LF1Todd Cunningham
2Daniel Nava
3Craig Gentry
CF1Mike Trout
2Rafael Ortega
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Quintin Berry
3Nick Buss
4Andrew Brown
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Nick Tropeano
8Tyler Skaggs
9Victor Alcantara
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Cam Bedrosian
8Deolis Guerra
9Lucas Luetge
10Rob Rasmussen
11Al Alburquerque
12Christian Friedrich
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