The Blue Jays signed infielder Ramon Santiago to a minor-league contract Monday, reports MLB.com. Santiago was released by the team in late March after hitting .417 during spring training. He'll start the season on the disabled list.
The Blue Jays trimmed their roster by two on Monday, SportsNet reported. The Jays released infielder Ramon Santiago . The 35-year-old Santiago was signed as a free agent in the offseason and hit .417 in spring training. The team also reassigned first baseman Daric Barton to its minor league camp. Barton signed as an offseason free agent and hit .250 this spring.
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday infielder Ramon Santiago is expected to miss 10 weeks as he recovers from a broken collarbone, MLB.com reports. Santiago sustained the injury while making a diving catch Sunday. The timetable will keep him out until at least the end of May, making him a candidate for the 60-day disabled list.
X-rays confirmed that Blue Jays infielder Ramon Santiago sustained a broken collarbone on Sunday against the Braves, according to MLB.com. Santiago broke his collarbone while diving for a catch in the first inning. He had to leave the game for further examination. This is a big blow to Santiago considering that he had a chance to break camp with a 25-man roster spot. Santiago is expected to miss a considerable amount of time. A timetable for his return will be discussed on Monday.
Blue Jays second baseman Ramon Santiago left Sunday's game with an injured collarbone. Santiago suffered the injury on a diving catch that ended the first inning. He was taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.
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