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Team W-L L10 STRK
29-18 6-4 L2
26-20 6-4 W2
19-26 4-6 W1
18-26 3-7 L1
16-30 6-4 W4

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 4.80 16 8 1.40

Top Tony Santillan News

  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Collects third save

    Santillan allowed two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings to earn the save in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Giants.

    Santillan escaped a two-on, two-out jam in the eighth inning with little trouble before putting more traffic on base in the ninth. He was able to get a little help from his defense, as Joey Bart was thrown out at home on a two-out Wilmer Flores single that would have counted as the game-tying run. Santillan has not given up a run in his last five appearances, logging six scoreless inning with two saves, two holds and a 4:4 K:BB in that span. For the season, he's posted a 4.41 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 18:9 K:BB, three saves, four holds and a blown save across 16.1 innings. As long as he's pitching well, the 25-year-old should remain in the Reds' high-leverage mix as part of a closer committee.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: First save since Opening Day

    Santillan earned the save in Thursday's win over the Guardians. He struck out one batter in 1.2 perfect innings.

    When Alexis Diaz made a mess of things in the eighth inning, Santillan was there to clean up. He got a double play to end the eighth and then retired the side in order in the ninth to secure his second save of the season, and first since Opening Day. Diaz has the best numbers in the Cincinnati bullpen, but Diaz is inexperienced, and manager David Bell likes to mix and match anyway. Santillan, Art Warren and others will likely remain in the mix for the occasional save as the chances get spread around.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Struggles with control

    Santillan struggled in Thursday's loss to the Padres, retiring two batters while hitting two batters, walking another and then giving up a bases-loaded double. A lack of command of his slider was the main culprit for his issues, Mark Sheldon of reports. "Right from pitch one, it looked like he was maybe overthrowing his slider a little bit, pulling it," Reds manager David Bell said.

    Since nailing down the save on Opening Day, Santillan has declined, picking up one hold over the weekend, but seeing his ERA skyrocket to 8.10 with a WHIP of 1.50. Lucas Sims is now back from the injured list, and Santillan has been pushed down in the closer pecking order as a result.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Notches save Thursday

    Santillan earned a save against Atlanta on Thursday, pitching a perfect ninth inning during which he struck out two batters.

    The Reds' closer situation was murky enough heading into the regular season, and it becomes even more complicated with Santillan -- who wasn't generally considered among the prime candidates for ninth-inning duties -- picking up the team's first save. Manager David Bell indicated in late March that the right-hander was even being considered for a spot in the starting rotation, so the organization obviously values his versatility. It seems unlikely that Santillan would be handed full-time closer duties after one successful outing, though he handled the role with aplomb Thursday, throwing 11 of 15 pitches for strikes and retiring the side in order. There will no doubt be plenty of Thursday night FAAB bids placed on the hurler based on his Opening Day performance, but managers would be wise to reign in expectations for what remains an unsettled bullpen situation in Cincinnati.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Set for high-leverage middle relief

    Santillan is expected to fill a high-leverage middle-innings role this season, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The Reds intend to use Santillan the same way they used Tejay Antone last season before the latter underwent Tommy John surgery. Santillan could pick up the occasional save that way -- Antone saved three games in 23 appearances -- but his main path to fantasy relevance may come from the fact that he'll likely throw more than an inning at a time. Santillan has a history as a starting pitcher but didn't show the command necessary to fill that role last season, walking 11.1 percent of opposing batters.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Prepping for relief role

    Santillan told Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer on Tuesday that he'll serve as a reliever for the Reds to begin the season. "I'll go in and attack every hitter I face," Santillan said.

    Santillan has mostly served as a full-time starter since joining the Reds organization as a second-round pick in 2015, with this past season marking the first time he dabbled between starting and relief duty. The 24-year-old still made four starts across his 26 appearances with the big club in 2021, and though he was expected to compete for a rotation role in spring training, the Reds have since tabled those plans. Even with Luis Castillo (shoulder) and Mike Minor (shoulder) set to begin the season on the injured list, the Reds may be content to let prospects Nick Lodolo and Hunter Greene fill out the final two openings in the rotation behind Tyler Mahle, Vladimir Gutierrez and Reiver Sanmartin. Meanwhile, manager David Bell informed Santillan that he'll be heading to the bullpen, where he's expected to serve as one of the Reds' high-leverage relievers, according to Goldsmith. Santillan could be a factor in the Reds' closing picture, which has become more murkier this spring with Lucas Sims (elbow) on track to join Castillo and Minor on the IL to begin the season.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Role undefined

    Santillan is under consideration for one of the three open spots in the Reds' rotation, though he hasn't worked more than two innings in spring training so far, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Santillan came up through the minors as a starter, though he had better results in the bullpen in the majors last season. "We'd love to have him in the bullpen because he dominated at the end of last season," Bell said. "To have that in the bullpen, his aggressive mentality, I would not be afraid of him in any situation (in the bullpen). But he's also a really good starter. With where we are, it's early to make that decision."

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Starting Sunday's spring game

    Santillan (ankle) is scheduled to start Sunday's spring training game against the Giants, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Santillan underwent ankle surgery during the offseason, but he's been throwing bullpen sessions to open spring training and will make an early start for the Reds. It appears the 24-year-old will be ready for the start of the season despite the procedure. He made his big-league debut for Cincinnati in 2021 and had a 2.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 56:21 K:BB over 43.1 innings with four starts in 26 appearances.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Underwent offseason surgery

    Santillan underwent ankle surgery during the offseason but has been throwing bullpens to begin spring training, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Santillan made his major-league debut in 2021 and recorded a 2.91 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 43.1 innings across 26 appearances (four starts). General manager Nick Krall classified Santillan's surgery as a right ankle debridement that he underwent on Oct. 29, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. It's not yet clear whether the right-hander's offseason procedure will force him to miss time early in the regular season, but the fact that he's already throwing bullpens signals that any potential absence is unlikely to be a significant one.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Takes loss

    Santillan (1-3) allowed one run on one hit with two strikeouts in an inning of work, taking the loss in Saturday's 8-6 defeat to the Pirates. He also hit a batter.

    Santillan got the first two outs of his inning before plunking Yoshi Tsutsugo and coughing up an RBI triple to Bryan Reynolds that would be the difference in the game. The rookie has had a bit of a topsy-turvy season, as he began life with the Reds as a starter before occupying a few different roles in the bullpen. He'll be an interesting watch in camp next year as Cincinnati tries to figure out how to best deploy the right-hander.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Role uncertain for 2022

    Santillan allowed a solo homer in Saturday's win over the Nationals. The Reds haven't decided what his role will be in 2022 after they moved him to the bullpen this summer, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Santillan has been on a roll, allowing two runs over the last two months, a span of 21.1 innings. Walks have remained an issue still, as he's walked 10 over that span and 20 over 41 major-league innings this season.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Recalled by Reds

    Santillan was called up by Cincinnati on Tuesday.

    Santillan has struck out 30 batters in 23.1 innings at the highest level this season but owns a mediocre 4.24 ERA. He'll take the bullpen spot that had been occupied by Heath Hembree, who was designated for assignment.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Sent to minors

    Santillan was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The right-hander covered 3.2 scoreless frames in his past three outings, but he'll head back to Triple-A with Michael Lorenzen (hamstring) returning from the injured list. Santillan will continue working as a reliever with Louisville and could rejoin Cincinnati's bullpen down the stretch.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Solid in relief Monday

    Santillan struck out three while allowing one hit over 1.2 innings Monday against the Cubs in relief of starter Wade Miley.

    Santillan had a couple of rough appearances after the All-Star break, but he's now thrown three straight scoreless outings, striking out at least two in each. That may not seem like much, but it might be enough to put him in a higher-leverage spot his next time out.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Recalled by Reds

    Santillan was recalled by the Reds on Thursday.

    Santillan will be taking the roster spot that had belonged to Sonny Gray (ribs), who hit the injured list in a corresponding move. It doesn't look as though he'll be taking Gray's spot in the rotation, however, as Gray just pitched Wednesday and won't see his turn come up again until after the All-Star break. Santillan is unlikely to have much fantasy value as a reliever, as his solid 3.78 ERA in four starts this season comes with a roughly average 24.4 percent strikeout rate and a poor 1.68 WHIP.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
Age: 25
Bats/Throws: R, R