Santos (elbow) elected free agency Monday. Santos struggled in 2015 while splitting time with the Dodgers and Yankees, pitching to a 4.96 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. The 32-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery in June, so wherever he ends up in free agency, Santos likely won't be available until the second half of the season at the earliest.
Yankees pitcher Sergio Santos is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, reports NJ.com. "He had the elbow issue last year, and he chose to rehab it and it manifested this year. It's disappointing because we saw what he was capable of doing down in Florida," manager Joe Girardi said, per MLB.com. "He's heartbroken. It was difficult for him." Santos was placed on the 60-day disabled list.
A mere 10 days and two appearances after signing a contract with the Yankees, veteran reliever Sergio Santos has been placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, per MLB.com. Santos pitched just twice since hooking up with the Yankees and allowed two runs on three hits in three innings.
The Yankees signed relief pitcher Sergio Santos to a major-league contract and he will join their bullpen for Saturday's game, the team announced. Santos agreed to a minor-league deal with the Yankees in early June after electing to become a free agent when the Dodgers designated him for assignment. Santos has a 4.73 ERA in 13 1/3 innings this season. He recorded 30 saves for the White Sox in 2011.
The Yankees have agreed to sign reliever Sergio Santos to a minor-league deal, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Santos was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on May 27, and elected to become a free agent rather than accept a minor-league assignment. Santos posted a 4.73 ERA in 13 1/3 innings over 12 appearances this season with the Dodgers. He struck out 15 and walked seven. The right-hander posted a 30-save season in 2011 while with the White Sox.