Santiago allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven over five innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
The White Sox will need a fill-in starter this coming weekend, but it seems Santiago will be passed over in favor of a bullpen day headed by Carson Fulmer. Santiago threw 72 pitches (48 strikes) for the Knights in his first start since May 16. He may be considered for a big-league start soon.
Santiago will start for Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
Santiago pops up on the radar after the White Sox designated Odrisamer Despaigne for assignment Monday. Chicago has three healthy starters and will go with a bullpen game Tuesday, so it needs bodies for the rotation. Santiago served as a starter in the minor leagues with the Mets earlier this season and last started May 16 (seven innings) for Triple-A Syracuse. On his current five-day schedule, he could join the major-league club this weekend, possibly to start Sunday at home against the Twins.
Santiago agreed to a minor-league contract with Chicago on Friday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Santiago became a free agent Wednesday after being designated for assignment by the Mets, as his time on the open market didn't last long. He struggled to a 6.75 ERA with six strikeouts over eight innings this season with New York, and he'll report to Triple-A Charlotte after linking back up with Chicago -- the team he made his big-league debut with in 2011.
Santiago elected free agency Wednesday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Santiago will test the open market after being designated for assignment and subsequently clearing waivers. In eight appearances for the Mets prior to being released, Santiago compiled a 6.75 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 6:5 K:BB in eight innings.
Santiago was designated for assignment following Friday's game against the Cardinals after allowing one run on one hit and one walk over one inning, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Santiago has given up a run in five of his eight appearances this season, so the Mets have elected to boot him off the 40-man roster. He'll head to the waiver wire, though he appears unlikely to draw much interest given his recent struggles.
Santiago had his contract selected from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Santiago will replace Seth Lugo (shoulder) -- who was placed on the injured list Monday -- on the 25-man roster, while Jed Lowrie (hamstring) was shifted to the 60-day IL to free up a spot on the 40-man. The veteran right-hander has worked primarily as a starter in the minors this season, compiling a 3.35 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 38:23 K:BB in 43 innings with Syracuse (eight starts, one relief appearance), so he'll likely fill a long-relief role during his time with the big club.
The Mets reassigned Santiago to minor-league camp Saturday, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
The left-hander was hoping to win one of the last spots in the Mets' bullpen, but the club elected to keep Rule 5 pick Kyle Dowdy instead. Santiago is set to begin the season at Triple-A Syracuse.
Santiago signed a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training with the Mets on Saturday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
Santiago spent 2018 with the White Sox, starting seven games and appearing in 42 more in relief. His 4.41 ERA and 22.4 percent strikeout rate are respectable, but he walked 13.0 percent of opposing batters and finished with a 5.09 FIP. His FIP hasn't been below 5.00 since 2015. He'll likely be battling for a long-relief role in New York but could wind up making a handful of starts if things break his way.
Santiago won't start Wednesday against the Indians with Jace Fry scheduled to open for the White Sox in what amounts to a bullpen game, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Manager Rick Renteria hasn't clarified who will follow Fry in the reliever's first start of 2018, but as one of the few stretched-out options in the bullpen, Santiago is a good candidate to fill multiple innings for the White Sox. Santiago was used in Monday's series opener, but only threw four pitches while retiring two hitters. He'll thus be fairly fresh as he prepares for what will likely be his 49th appearance of the season in the big leagues.
Santiago is tentatively scheduled to start Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Manager Rick Renteria has held off on announcing a starter -- he was presumably waiting to see how his bullpen got used Monday. Santiago pitched in the ninth inning Monday, using just four pitches to get two outs.
Santiago struck out one in a scoreless 12th inning to pick up the save in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Royals.
Santiago was the last of seven relievers who shut down the Royals over the final six innings. In a normal nine-inning world, Santiago would not have been granted the save opportunity, but extra innings can change routines, as they did Wednesday. Santiago is typically the White Sox's long reliever.
Santiago worked around a walk to pitch a scoreless 10th inning and pick up the save in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rays.
The usual suspects in the White Sox's committee of closers -- Jace Fry, Juan MInaya and Luis Avilan -- had already pitched by the time they grabbed a lead in the 10th inning, so Santiago was one of the few fresh arms left to close out the game. This likely isn't a role change for Santiago, who has pitched mostly in middle and long relief this season.
Santiago was moved to the bullpen Saturday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Santiago will head to the bullpen with Carlos Rodon returning to the starting rotation from the 60-day disabled list. Santiago has made 17 appearances this season, seven of which have been starts, accruing a 4.96 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 43:30 K:BB.
Santiago (2-2) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts through five innings in a win Wednesday over Minnesota.
Santiago was shaky, but he managed to keep the ball in the ballpark and kept the floodgates from bursting. He needed a ridiculous 104 pitches to get through five innings, though, and even if he is lucky enough to strand seven of nine runners in future starts, counting on the White Sox offense and bullpen to help him hold onto wins in the later innings is a risky proposition at best. With the White Sox expected to welcome Carlos Rodon (shoulder) back from the 60-day disabled list this weekend in Boston, Santiago could be at risk of moving back to the bullpen.
Santiago didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 8-3 win over the Brewers, allowing three runs on five hits and five walks over 3.1 innings while striking out one.
The left-hander was lucky not to be tagged with even more damage, but in between Ryan Braun's first-inning home run and Hernan Perez's third-inning sac fly, Santiago wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the second unscathed. With an off day coming Monday for the White Sox, a doubleheader Tuesday and Carlos Rodon (shoulder) on the cusp of being activated from the disabled list, the next start for Santiago and his rough 5.10 ERA remains up in the air.
Santiago (1-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out five across five innings to earn the win Saturday against the Tigers.
Santiago allowed eight runners to reach base, including four extra-base hits, but he managed to work his way out of jams with timely strikeouts and help from his defense. He has worked as both a starter and reliever this season but has had limited success as a member of the rotation. There are several indicators suggesting that he is best served in a bullpen role, most notably his OPS allowed by time through the order. He has allowed hitters a .743 OPS the first time he has worked through a lineup, only to see that number balloon to 1.023 and .974 respectively his second and third times.
Santiago (0-2) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts through six innings to take the loss Monday against Baltimore.
Santiago was undone by a trio of solo homers off Orioles bats, which sullied a performance that featured 11 swinging strikes on just 92 pitches. His seven home runs allowed this season are the major factor behind his 5.17 ERA. That said, Santiago is looking like a solid enough option to remain in the rotation to replace the injured Miguel Gonzalez, who is likely to be out with a shoulder injury through mid-June, as Santiago is at least capable of eating innings and picking up a few strikeouts along the way. Expect him to take his next turn Saturday against the Tigers.
Santiago didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings while striking out two.
The veteran left-hander put together his best performance since moving into the rotation, throwing 35 of 64 pitches for strikes before handing things over to the bullpen. Santiago will likely remain in the rotation at least until the end of the month, but his 5.29 ERA and 27:19 K:BB in 32.1 innings makes him relatively unappealing from a fantasy perspective even as a streaming option. He'll next take the mound Monday at home against the Orioles.
Santiago is scheduled to start Wednesday against the Pirates, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Santiago will get the ball for Wednesday's series finale after having his previous turn in the rotation skipped. The 30-year-old has worked as a starter and long reliever this season, compiling a 5.60 ERA and 25:16 K:BB across 27.1 innings (11 appearances, two starts). With Santiago rejoining the rotation Wednesday, Carson Fulmer will have his start pushed to Friday.
Santiago will be skipped this turn in the rotation, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Contrary to previous reports, Santiago is not expected to make his scheduled start Saturday against the Cubs. Off days allow the White Sox to use only four starters for a brief period, so James Shields will throw Saturday with Lucas Giolito bumping up to Sunday. Santiago has a 6.00 ERA and a 14.4 percent walk rate in 24 innings so far this season.
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