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Top Dennis Santana News

  • Yankees' Dennis Santana: Receives NRI from Yankees

    Santana signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jessica Kleinschmidt of The Comeback reports.

    The 27-year-old holds a career 5.17 ERA and 140:79 K:BB over 149.2 innings covering parts of six seasons at the big-league level.

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  • Dennis Santana: Heads to free agency

    Santana elected free agency Tuesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Santana was designated for assignment Saturday by the Mets and cleared waivers. Rather than accept an outright assignment, he opted to seek a new opportunity. Santana struggled to a 5.91 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 10.2 innings in the majors this season.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Pushed off 40-man

    The Mets designated Santana for assignment Saturday.

    After accumulating a 5.91 ERA and 1.59 WHIP through 10.2 innings in the majors, Santana will lose his spot on the Mets' 40-man roster and pass through waivers. The 27-year-old righty has struggled to get going in Triple-A as well, so there is a good chance he clears waivers and gets outrighted back to Syracuse. Adam Kolarek was selected from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Back in big leagues

    The Mets selected Santana's contract from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Abbey Mastracco of the New York Daily News reports.

    Santana was added and removed from the Mets' 40-man roster multiple times in the first half of the season and has now made his way back on it again. He will give the bullpen a fresh arm.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Santana cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, Michael Mayer of reports.

    It's the second time since April that Santana has cleared waivers after being removed from the 40-man roster. He'll remain in the organization.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Contract selected from Syracuse

    The Mets selected the contract of Santana from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    Santana has a good chance to pitch at some point in Sunday's twin bill against the Nationals. The Mets designated Seth Elledge for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster for Santana while Joey Lucchesi was optioned to Syracuse in a corresponding transaction.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Pushed off 40-man roster

    The Mets designated Santana for assignment Sunday.

    Less than two hours after tossing a scoreless inning Sunday in the Mets' 3-2 loss in the resumption of Saturday's suspended game, Santana was dropped from the 40-man roster ahead of the second game of New York's doubleheader in Washington. The Mets reinstated Brooks Raley (elbow) from the 15-day injured list to take Santana's spot on the 26-man active roster and in the bullpen.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Sent outright to Triple-A

    Santana was sent outright to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

    Santana passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment Saturday. He had yielded six earned runs through 7.2 major-league innings of relief this season with the Mets.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Snags win in Oakland

    Santana (1-0) was credited with the win in Friday's 17-6 rout of the A's, giving up one run on two hits over 2.1 innings of relief while striking out two.

    Kodai Senga failed to last five innings as the starter and Stephen Nogosek (elbow) left in the sixth after being hit by a comebacker, so Santana fell into the decision despite entering the game with the Mets ahead by eight runs. The 27-year-old hasn't exactly been effective to begin the season, posting a 7.04 ERA and 10:5 K:BB through 7.2 innings.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Designated for assignment

    Santana was designated for assignment by the Mets on Saturday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

    Santana earned a win in relief Friday against the Athletics, but he had surrendered six earned runs on seven hits and five walks through 7.2 total innings this season. The 27-year-old posted a 5.22 ERA across 58.2 frames with the Rangers in 2022.

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  • Mets' Dennis Santana: Claimed by Mets

    The Mets claimed Santana off waivers from Minnesota on Friday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Less than a month after being claimed by Minnesota from Atlanta, Santana will be on the move again to the Big Apple. The 26-year-old reliever recorded a 5.22 ERA and 1.33 WHIP through 58.2 frames with the Rangers last season.

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  • Twins' Dennis Santana: Claimed by Minnesota

    Santana was claimed off waivers by the Twins on Sunday.

    Santana was acquired by Atlanta in November, but the club apparently put him on waivers this week. The right-hander appeared in 63 games for the Rangers last year and had a 5.22 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 54:28 K:BB across 58.2 innings.

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  • Braves' Dennis Santana: Avoids arbitration

    Santana and Atlanta agreed on a one-year, $1 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of reports.

    After posting a 5.22 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 54 punchouts over 58.2 innings in 63 appearances with the Rangers last season, the reliever was dealt to Atlanta in November. Santana will likely operate in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen with his new club in 2023.

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  • Braves' Dennis Santana: Shipped to Atlanta

    Santana was traded from Texas to Atlanta on Tuesday in exchange for cash.

    The 26-year-old righty's 97.7 mph average fastball velocity last season was the top mark of his five-year MLB career. Santana's xERA (3.89) and FIP (3.35) were significantly lower than his 5.22 ERA in 58.2 innings. He could work in low-to-mid-leverage spots out of Atlanta's bullpen.

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  • Rangers' Dennis Santana: Starting bullpen game

    Santana will start a bullpen game against the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Santana has struck out seven in 3.2 scoreless innings over his last two appearances, and he'll make his first career start as Saturday's opener. The Rangers haven't designated a primary pitcher, but Santana hasn't lasted longer than two innings in any of his appearances this season.

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  • Rangers' Dennis Santana: Knocked around in return

    Santana allowed four runs on five hits over one third of an inning in Wednesday's 16-4 win over Colorado.

    The Rangers had built a 9-0 lead behind starter Martin Perez, so they could absorb Santana's performance, which was his first appearance after spending nearly three weeks on the injured list with an ankle sprain. Santana was a steady bullpen contributor over the first few months of the season, but the right-hander has a 20.48 ERA over 9.2 innings since July 5.

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  • Rangers' Dennis Santana: Returns from injured list

    Santana (ankle) was activated from the 15-day injured list Tuesday.

    Santana has been on the shelf with the ankle sprain for the past three weeks, and he'll rejoin the Rangers on Tuesday after a two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock. The 26-year-old was a reliable high-leverage arm for Texas over the first three months of the season with one save, 12 holds and a 1.53 ERA, but he posted 15.43 ERA in July before landing IL in early August.

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  • Rangers' Dennis Santana: Makes first rehab appearance

    Santana (ankle) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out two over 1.2 scoreless innings for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

    Santana kicked off his rehab assignment with the Express on Thursday. He's been a consistent arm out of the Rangers' bullpen for much of the season until a rocky nine-outing stretch (18.90 ERA) prior to landing on the injured list earlier this month.

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  • Rangers' Dennis Santana: Begins rehab stint

    Santana (ankle) will report to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Santana has been on the shelf since Aug. 4 with a left ankle sprain, so he'll presumably only need one or two appearances in the minors to get ramped up before Texas brings him back from the injured list. Prior to being deactivated, Santana appeared in 46 games out of the bullpen and turned in a 5.09 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 33:18 K:BB across 40.2 innings.

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  • Rangers' Dennis Santana: Lands on 15-day IL

    Santana was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left ankle sprain Thursday, retroactive to Aug. 3.

    Santana hasn't been particularly sharp recently, giving up five runs in 2.1 innings over his last three appearances. It's possible that his ankle injury contributed to his struggles, and he'll be unavailable for at least two weeks. His placement on the IL helps create space on the active roster for Cole Ragans, whose contract was selected Thursday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 190 lbs
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Age: 27
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R