Santiago (suspension) fired two innings in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday, allowing an earned run on four hits and a walk.
The veteran southpaw made his return after the completion of his 10-game MLB suspension. Santiago was put right back to work in the multi-inning role he's typically been deployed in this season and should be set for regular long-relief work again moving forward.
The Mariners reinstated Santiago to the active roster Tuesday after he completed his 10-game suspension.
Santiago's suspension stemmed from his ejection in a June 26 appearance versus the White Sox after officials spotted a foreign substance on his glove. Before his suspension went into effect July 15, Santiago had been working as a starter for Seattle, but it's unclear whether he'll now slot back into a starting role or move to the bullpen. If the Mariners do decide to deploy Santiago in the rotation, he would likely replace Darren McCaughan, who was touched up for seven runs in four innings in the Mariners' come-from-behind victory Monday.
Santiago's 10-game suspension was upheld Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Santiago was ejected from a game in late June for having a foreign substance on his glove, but he was able to pitch while appealing his suspension. However, he'll serve the full length of his suspension following the All-Star break, and the Mariners will have to play with a shorthanded roster for the next 10 games. The southpaw will be eligible to return July 27 against the Astros.
Santiago allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out one over three innings Sunday against the Angels. He did not factor into the decision.
Santiago made his first start of the season due to the Mariners dealing with a number of injuries to their rotation. The veteran southpaw had a clean first two innings before allowing a solo home run in the third to David Fletcher to tie the game. Santiago now owns a 3.33 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB over 24.1 innings. The 33-year-old is expected to hear the result of the appeal this week for his 10-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his glove in late June. If the suspension is upheld, the Mariners will be down another arm and will be scrambling for some starting pitching coming out of the All-Star break.
Seattle manager Scott Servais said Santiago will start Sunday's game against the Angels, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
With Justus Sheffield (forearm) and Justin Dunn (shoulder) recently joining James Paxton (elbow), Nick Margevicius (shoulder) and Ljay Newsome (elbow) on the injured list, the Mariners have been forced to shorten their rotation from six to five men. Santiago will pick up his first start of the season as a replacement for Sheffield, and the veteran southpaw should have a decent amount of leash, despite working out of the bullpen all season. He most recently tossed a season-high 76 pitches in a long-relief Tuesday against the Yankees, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks over 3.1 innings.
Santiago, who's currently appealing his 10-game suspension for allegedly having a foreign substance on his glove, fired a scoreless eighth inning in an extra-inning win over the Rangers on Friday, allowing one hit and recording three strikeouts.
The veteran southpaw seemingly came out on a mission Friday, and with his trio of strikeouts, he ran his K:BB to an excellent 26:7 across 18 innings for the season. The appearance was Santiago's first since his glove was inspected as he wrapped up a 2.1-inning appearance against the White Sox last Saturday.
Santiago was handed a 10-game suspension Tuesday for having a foreign substance on his glove during Sunday's game against the White Sox, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. He will appeal and remain on the 26-man roster until the league makes a final decision.
Santiago became the first player to get ejected for a foreign substance under the new protocols. Per Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com, the league didn't inspect Santiago's glove after it was confiscated and the suspension was based purely on the umpires' report. The southpaw's appeal means that he'll remain on the 26-man roster for the time being, but if the ruling is upheld, Seattle will be forced to play a man down for 10 games.
Santiago was ejected in the bottom of the fifth inning during Sunday's game against the White Sox because of a foreign substance on his glove, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. He allowed one run on three hits and two walks before departing.
Santiago becomes the first pitcher to get tossed under the new foreign substance rules that were instituted last week. While the southpaw will likely appeal, as of now he'll be suspended for the next 10 games, during which the Mariners will be forced to play with just 25 players.
Santiago (1-1) earned the win Thursday against the Rays after tossing a scoreless inning, striking out all three batters he faced.
Santiago looked absolutely dominant as he struck out the side, needing 17 pitches to get the job done (11 strikes). The southpaw has made just seven appearances on the season and while he was hit hard in his debut, he's now recorded five straight scoreless outings.
Santiago (0-1) was handed the loss Friday against the Angels, allowing an earned run on two hits and a walk while recording five strikeouts over three innings.
Manager Scott Servais leveraged Santiago's stretched-out arm for some valuable frames in what turned into a bullpen game for the Mariners when spot starter Robert Dugger was chased after just 2.1 innings. Santiago missed plenty of bats against his old Angels squad, but the fourth-inning solo home run he surrendered to Jose Rojas turned out to be the difference in the game.
Santiago, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, allowed three earned runs on three hits and a walk over 2.2 innings in a loss to the Athletics on Tuesday. He struck out two.
The veteran right-hander was called on for his Mariners debut after starter Marco Gonzales capped out at 50 pitches in his return from the injured list. Santiago needed a relatively efficient 48 pitches to record his eight outs, but he pitched to plenty of contact while allowing the Athletics to mount a successful comeback. Factoring in Santiago pitched to a bloated 6.68 ERA and 1.90 WHIP with the White Sox and Mets back in 2019 and was then deemed expendable by a team as talent-starved as the Tigers last summer, it's likely he's trusted with nothing more than multi-inning low-leverage scenarios during his time with the big-league club.
Santiago's contract was selected by the Mariners on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Santiago began the season with Triple-A Tacoma and posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 14 innings across three starts. He's worked mainly as a reliever in the majors and should be a bullpen option after Yohan Ramirez and Wyatt Mills were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma as part of a corresponding move.
Santiago was granted his unconditional release by the Tigers on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old was reassigned to the team's alternate training site Monday, and as a result he apparently requested his release. Santiago appeared in 19 games between the White Sox and Mets last season and had a 6.68 ERA and 1.90 WHIP over 33.2 frames.
Santiago was reassigned to the Tigers' alternate training site Monday.
The veteran lefty was in the mix for a bullpen role to begin the season, but this puts him out of the running for an Opening Day roster spot. Santiago will stay ready in Toledo and could be called upon at some point, given his previous MLB experience, though fantasy managers shouldn't expect much from someone who posted a 6.68 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in 2019.
Santiago will be a part of the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season.
The veteran lefty spent 2019 with the White Sox and Mets, turning in a rough 6.68 ERA across 33.2 big-league innings. He was competing for a bullpen spot when spring training was suspended and figures to work in long relief for the Tigers, which shouldn't amount to much from a fantasy perspective.
Santiago could make the Tigers' roster as a long reliever whenever the regular season is able to begin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Santiago looked like an odd man out at the start of spring training, but if MLB teams get to use expanded rosters when the season is able to start, the lefty could find his way into an expanded bullpen. His ability to work as a starter or pitch multiple innings in relief could be beneficial, as teams will likely have fewer off days and more doubleheaders, so bullpens could be taxed.
Santiago is competing for one of the Tigers' final bullpen spots to begin the season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Santiago is now with his fifth organization in the past five years, and the journeyman doesn't figure to make a huge impact with the Tigers after posting a 6.68 ERA with the White Sox and Mets in 2019. The veteran is battling fellow lefties Nick Ramirez and Tyler Alexander for a role but will likely start the year with Triple-A Toledo, putting him squarely off the fantasy radar.
Santiago agreed Wednesday with the Tigers on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
While he should get the token chance to compete for a spot in Detroit rotation that lacked dependable arms beyond Matthew Boyd and Spencer Turnbull in 2019, the 32-year-old is more realistically being evaluated for a spot on the Triple-A Toledo staff. Detroit added experienced starters in Ivan Nova and Zack Godley to the 40-man roster this offseason and also retained Jordan Zimmermann, Daniel Norris and Tyler Alexander, leaving Santiago on the outside looking in for the Opening Day roster. Santiago boasts experience in his own right with 139 career MLB starts, but he wasn't effective between stints with the White Sox and Mets in 2019, submitting a 6.68 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in 33.2 innings.
Santiago allowed seven runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out eight over four innings in Tuesday's 11-0 loss to the Tigers. He did not factor in the decision.
Santiago was the primary pitcher Tuesday and avoided a loss because opener Carson Fulmer was tagged for four runs in the first inning. Santiago, whose ERA rose to 6.89 following the outing, lines up to pitch in the season's finale Sunday against Detroit, although it's unclear if he would work as a true starter or follow an opener again.
Santiago will serve as the primary pitcher Tuesday against the Indians, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Carson Fulmer will serve as the opener before giving way to Santiago. Since moving to the bullpen in August, Santiago has posted a 4.76 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 14:9 K:BB across seven appearances (11.1 innings).
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