Santiago allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday. He struck out four batters in the 6-5 loss. Santiago was victimized by solo shots from Brian Goodwin and Justin Upton in this contest. The southpaw didn't last long enough to be in line for the win, and Evan Marshall ended up blowing the lead in the seventh inning anyway. In 17.1 innings between the Mets and the White Sox this year, Santiago has a 6.23 ERA and 15:10 K:BB. He is likely to serve out of the bullpen moving forward.
Santiago has been confirmed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Angels. The lefty will draw his second start of the season with the White Sox but isn't expected to receive any additional turns through the rotation beyond this weekend. Due to a doubleheader earlier in the week, the White Sox have a temporary need for a sixth starter, so manager Rick Renteria will turn to the veteran to eat some innings Saturday before Santiago moves back to the bullpen.
Santiago is tentatively scheduled to start Saturday against the Angels, Doug Padilla of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The White Sox need a rotation fill-in after Tuesday's doubleheader, so Santiago will make his second start since joining the team. Santiago hasn't made an appearance since tossing 4.2 innings of long relief Aug. 6 against the Tigers.
Santiago (1-1) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five across 4.2 innings to take the loss in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Tigers. Santiago was called up to start the second game of the team's doubleheader but failed to provide quality innings. He was charged with at least one earned run in three of the five innings he pitched, though he did not allow a home run. According to James Fegan of The Athletic, manager Rick Renteria said the team hasn't decided on Santiago's role going forward, but it looks like he'll be returning to the bullpen.
Santiago's contract was selected as expected ahead of his scheduled start in the nightcap of Tuesday's twin bill against the Tigers. After finishing four straight seasons with an ERA of 3.75 or below, Santiago owns a mediocre 4.84 mark over the last four years. He could be auditioning for a spot in the White Sox's rotation down the stretch, but nothing in his recent past (including his 5.84 ERA over seven starts this season for Triple-A Charlotte) suggests he'll be a particularly interesting option.