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Hector Santiago | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings and took home a win against the Tigers on Saturday.
He surrendered two home runs to Jeimer Candelario and he's now given up 10 homers in just 43 1/3 innings this year. He was able to keep the other Tiger hitters under control well enough to snare his first win of the season. He yielded seven hits total and one walk while fanning five in the ballgame. The veteran left-hander has a 4.98 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 14 games (five starts) and is not a recommended fantasy option except perhaps as a streamer in very deep leagues. May 26 - 8:59 PM

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Hector Santiago surrendered three earned runs over six innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

All three of those runs scored on solo homers in consecutive innings. Manny Machado went deep in the top of the fourth, Mark Trumbo took his turn in the top of the fifth, and Adam Jones joined the party in the top of the sixth. Santiago is now 0-2 with a 5.17 ERA.
May 21 - 11:27 PM

Hector Santiago walked three but managed to give up just two runs over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Pirates.

The three free passes aren’t a surprise for a guy who had a career 10.3 percent walk rate coming into the game. Santiago yielded just two hits, though, with the lone damage being a two-RBI double by Sean Rodriguez in the second inning. The southpaw has bounced back and forth between the bullpen and rotation this season. If he gets another start, it should come against the Orioles at home.
May 16 - 3:42 PM

Hector Santiago surrendered eight runs on six hits while walking six over 3 1/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Santiago coughed up three runs in the first inning and five more in the third. Two of those third-inning runs scored inherited on his line courtesy of the bullpen, but that does little to soften the blow of this debacle of a start. His control was particularly offensive and he finished up having thrown just 46 of 89 pitches for strikes. This was his second start of the year after opening the season working as a reliever. It bumped his earned run average from 3.48 to an even 6.00. He'll have a chance to rebound against the crosstown rival Cubs next time out. Paraphrasing John Lennon, it can't get much worse.
May 5 - 10:40 PM

Hector Santiago will start for the White Sox on Saturday against the Twins.

The veteran southpaw will get a chance to take on his former team, squaring off against Jose Berrios. Santiago owns a 3.48 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 20/10 K/BB ratio across 20 2/3 innings on the season. He could be worth a look as a streaming option in AL-only leagues.
May 4 - 6:41 PM

Hector Santiago allowed two runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Royals.

Santiago was inefficient but did well to avoid further damage, as he gave up a homer among his five hits allowed while also walking three. The start was his first of the year, contributing to the abbreviated start, after his first seven appearances this year came out of the bullpen. With Miguel Gonzalez still sidelined, Santiago and his 3.48 ERA will likely take the next turn as well, set to come Saturday against his former club, the Twins.
Apr 29 - 7:29 PM

Hector Santiago or Chris Volstad are expected to make a spot start for the White Sox on Tuesday against the Mariners.

The starter is needed with Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder) going down. Both Santiago and Volstad have plenty of starting experience, but of the two only Volstad has made a start this season and that was back on April 6 at Triple-A Charlotte. Obviously, there's no fantasy value to mine here regardless of who is picked.
Apr 23 - 5:50 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of LHP Hector Santiago from Triple-A Charlotte.

Santiago will open the year in the White Sox bullpen, with Carson Fulmer taking the last rotation spot. Santiago, 30, had a nice Cactus League season, posting a 2.25 ERA in his 16 innings. He could eventually see some starts.
Mar 28 - 5:34 PM

Hector Santiago tossed two innings of scoreless ball while surrendering five hits in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Mariners.

Santiago struck out one and walked none on the afternoon. The White Sox signed him to a minor league contract with a spring training invite just 10 days ago. He was roughed up to the tune of a 5.63 ERA in 70 1/3 innings with the Twins last season. Back and shoulder issues caused him to miss significant time. With the White Sox, his best case scenario would be to make the Opening Day roster as a back-end starter to fill innings.
Feb 24 - 7:00 PM

White Sox signed LHP Hector Santiago to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Santiago posted an ugly 5.63 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 51/31 K/BB ratio across 70 1/3 innings (14 starts, one relief appearance) with the Twins in 2017 while fighting back and shoulder injuries. The veteran left-hander was originally drafted by the White Sox back in 2006, so this is a homecoming of sorts. He could eat some innings for the club in 2018 while some of their younger starters get more seasoning in the minors. Santiago was an All-Star with the Angels in 2015.
Feb 14 - 2:28 PM

Hector Santiago (back, shoulder) is not expected back this season.

The writing had been on the wall, as Santiago struggled with his velocity and results on a rehab assignment and has just never gotten over his back and shoulder injuries. A free agent this winter, Santiago will finish with a 5.61 ERA over 131 2/3 innings in his year and a half with the Twins.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Twins transferred LHP Hector Santiago from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move effectively ends Santiago's season, as his velocity was down on a rehab assignment following a back injury. The Twins used the 40-man roster spot on Niko Goodrum.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Hector Santiago (back) has not shown the hoped-for velocity on his rehab assignment.

Santiago has made five rehab starts with Triple-A Rochester since late July, but was topping out at just 85 mph in his last outing. He will make another rehab start on Sunday as he tries to get himself back on the right track. At this point, it is unclear when he might be ready to rejoin the Twins.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 05:54:00 PM

Hector Santiago (back) allowed one run over 2 1/3 innings in a rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Rochester.

Santiago walked two and gave up one hit -- a triple. The veteran left-hander has run into multiple setbacks in his recovery from a back injury, but the Twins could opt to activate him shortly after MLB rosters expand on September 1.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 08:10:00 PM

Hector Santiago (back) will resume his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Rochester.

Santiago reaggravated his back injury in mid-August, but a follow-up MRI showed only inflammation and he's feeling better now. The veteran left-hander has a 5.14 ERA and 18/12 K/BB ratio through four rehab appearances covering 14 innings. He holds a 5.63 ERA in 70 1/3 innings (14 starts, one relief appearance) this year with the Twins.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 02:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Omar Narvaez
3Alfredo Gonzalez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Jose Rondon
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
3Daniel Palka
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Aaron Bummer
6Hector Santiago
7Bruce Rondon
8Chris Volstad
9Jace Fry
10Chris Beck