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Top Ervin Santana News

  • Ervin Santana: Parts ways with KC

    Santana elected free agency Wednesday.

    The soon-to-be 39-year-old right-hander will explore his options on the open market after he filled a long-relief role for Kansas City for most of the 2021 season. Over 38 appearances spanning 65.1 innings, Santana submitted a 4.68 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and a 52:22 K:BB.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Fills bulk role Tuesday

    Santana allowed three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in three innings during Tuesday's 6-4 win over Cleveland.

    Starter Brady Singer left with an arm injury in the first inning, but Santana was able to provide some length out of the bullpen. The 38-year-old hasn't had a great September, posting a 6.75 ERA and 2.36 WHIP in 9.1 innings, so Tuesday was a rare bright spot. He's fared better on the year with a 4.76 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 51:22 K:BB across 64.1 innings overall, mainly in a multi-inning role.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Takes win in extras

    Santana (2-2) fired a scoreless 10th inning, allowing just a walk to earn the win over the Twins on Friday.

    Santana entered the bottom of the 10th inning in a tie game with a runner on second. He issued a leadoff walk to Luis Arraez, but retired the next three batters in order to keep the game tied. The Royals scored two in the 11th inning to give Santana the win. The 38-year-old has a 4.70 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 46 strikeouts in 59.1 innings this season.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Stuck with loss

    Santana (1-2) took the loss Wednesday versus Cleveland, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning.

    Higher-leverage relievers Josh Staumont and Scott Barlow had already pitched, and Santana allowed Cleveland to scrape together a pair of runs in the 11th and take the game. The veteran right-hander has had few poor outings of late, as this was just the second time in his last 12 appearances he's allowed runs to score. Santana owns a 4.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 44:17 K:BB across 56 innings this season, mainly as a multi-inning reliever.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Earns first win

    Santana (1-1) struck out two across two perfect innings to earn the win Thursday versus Seattle.

    Starter Brad Keller exited early with a shoulder injury with Kansas City behind, but the team pulled ahead in the sixth inning. Santana was awarded the win officially after strong work in the seventh and eighth innings. He's been excellent in August, allowing just one run on seven hits and three walks while dialing up 13 strikeouts in 15.1 innings. The veteran right-hander now has a 4.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 43:16 K:BB across 55 innings overall.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Pitches three scoreless innings

    Santana allowed two hits and struck out two in three scoreless innings during Sunday's 7-2 loss to St. Louis.

    The 38-year-old logged the most innings of any of Kansas City's six pitchers in the contest after a terrible start from Kris Bubic. Santana's workload has ticked up in August, and he's allowed just one run in his last 9.1 innings while scattering six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. For the year, he has a 4.96 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37:14 K:BB in 49 innings of mainly low-leverage work.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Seeing irregular work

    Santana has pitched just five times since the start of July, allowing nine runs in 5.2 innings.

    The 38-year-old's recent work has given manager Mike Matheny little reason to trust him, but Santana has still seen an unusually light workload. The veteran right-hander allowed a walk in a scoreless inning Sunday versus Toronto. It was the first time he didn't allow a run since June 18. He's pitched to a 5.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 31:14 K:BB through 40.2 innings this year, mainly in a low-leverage role.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Yields three runs in relief

    Santana allowed three runs on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings in a 14-6 loss to Cleveland on Saturday.

    Santana has struggled since the start of June, posting a 7.97 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across his last 20.1 innings spanning 10 appearances. He's only kept opponents off the scoreboard in three of those outings. The bulk reliever has a 5.67 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 30:13 K:BB across 39.2 innings overall.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Yields three runs in relief

    Santana allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 3.1 innings in Saturday's 8-0 loss to Texas.

    Kyle Zimmer threw a scoreless inning as the opener Saturday, but Kris Bubic struggled in the second and couldn't complete the frame. Santana's lone mistake was a three-run home run to Joey Gallo in the fourth. Through 15.2 innings in June, Santana has allowed 10 runs, 12 hits and five walks while striking out 14. He's yielded four homers this month and has now allowed seven long balls for the year. The right-hander owns a 4.37 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB across 35 innings overall as a bulk reliever.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Continues in long-relief role

    Santana allowed three runs on four hits and struck out three over four innings in Monday's 10-3 loss to Detroit.

    Santana has filled a flexible bullpen role lately, covering multiple innings in three of his last six outings. The 38-year-old has a 3.99 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 19:7 K:BB across 29.1 innings this season. As long as he's relatively stretched out in his bulk-relief role, he could be a candidate for a spot start should the need arise.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Works four innings

    Santana allowed three runs on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in four innings in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Angels.

    Top prospect Jackson Kowar only lasted two-thirds of an inning in his major-league debut Monday, so Santana was called on for a long relief outing. The right-hander has filled a versatile role for Kansas City this year, as seven of his 11 appearances have covered multiple innings. He's posted a decent 3.70 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 16:7 K:BB across 24.1 innings. He's most likely to see assignments as a bulk reliever or spot starter.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Handed loss Saturday

    Santana (0-1) took the loss Saturday at Minnesota after giving up three runs on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk over three innings.

    The 38-year-old made his second start of the season and threw 30 of 47 pitches for strikes, and he was removed during the fourth inning after issuing a leadoff walk. Santana could receive another start or two given the Royals don't have another scheduled off day until June 17.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Starting Saturday

    Santana will start Saturday's game against Minnesota, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Santana made a spot start in mid-April, and he'll make his second start of the season at Target Field on Saturday. The right-hander has posted a 2.20 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 16.1 innings across eight appearances (one start) to begin the year.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Tosses scoreless inning

    Santana pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts in Thursday's 7-2 loss to Tampa Bay.

    The right-hander worked the eighth inning and got through it without adding any extra damage. Santana has been effective in a relief role this year with a 2.20 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 10:4 K:BB across 16.1 innings. He's not likely to pitch in high-leverage situations, so there's not much the 38-year-old can offer to fantasy managers.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Pitches three scoreless innings

    Santana allowed two hits and a walk with one strikeout in three scoreless innings in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to Detroit.

    Starter Brady Singer lasted only 3.1 innings Tuesday in what looked like it would be a lopsided loss. Santana's strong work in the sixth through eighth innings allowed Kansas City to stage a comeback attempt, but reliever Scott Barlow allowed a walkoff single in the ninth. Santana has a 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 7:4 K:BB across 14.1 innings, primarily in a long-relief role.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Works four innings

    Santana allowed a run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings during Friday's 9-1 loss to Minnesota.

    Starter Brady Singer (heel) was pulled from the game after two innings. Santana ended up logging the most innings of any Kansas City pitcher Friday. He has a 3.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 4:2 K:BB across nine innings in three appearances this season. Santana could be an option for spot starts but is most likely to see long-relief assignments.

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  • Royals' Ervin Santana: Logs two innings Tuesday

    Santana pitched two innings, allowing two runs on four hits with one strikeout in a 14-7 loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

    Santana was the only one of eight Royals pitchers to complete two innings in a game that saw the Rays score early and often. The veteran right-hander has a 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and two strikeouts across five innings in two appearances. Santana can be expected to fill a multi-inning role in the bullpen and occasionally work as a spot starter.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 185 lbs
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Age: 39
Experience: 13
Bats/Throws: R, R