The Tigers have announced a minor-league deal with lefty Hector Santiago. He’ll receive an invitation to participate in MLB Spring Training.
Santiago had some rather productive campaigns earlier in his career. But at 32 years of age, he has settled into the existence of a journeying southpaw swingman.
Over the past three years, Santiago has transitioned from membership in a 5-man rotation to long relief duties. He carries only a 5.20 ERA in the 206 innings he has thrown during that span. Santiago has struck out 8.5 batters per nine over that time but has also handed out excessive numbers of walks (4.9 per nine) and home runs (1.7).
It’s tough to imagine Santiago having much of a shot at the Detroit rotation in camp. But he could challenge for a bullpen role or otherwise slot into the Triple-A staff to provide depth.
How come every time I click on this story it takes me to a blank page for MLBTR on YouTube?
Nice uniform for Santiago!
Get an iPhone
I have an iPhone and it does the same to me
I have one and it’s doing it me ten times per article, nice try.
I’m using my iPad.
Works just fine on my Galaxy.
Gotta get them subs somehow
They are trying to force us to their YouTube page
Sounds like a replacement for Matt Hall.
Replacement for Matt Hall…at Toledo! Just a minor-league depth signing..
Ya but in Detroit this could be our ace this year
Works for me!
Santiago showed moments of greatness with the Angels. He’s still young. I hope he has a few more left.
More like moments of being an adequate mid-rotation starter. But that was short-lived.
Tigers going with DIY unis this year?
It’s part of the rebuild
I would prefer Faria over Santiago
What a waste of money!!!!!
Never know when these players will get it figured out. Looks like he has some swing & miss stuff.
Picture looks like something you woulda seen on a mid-90s baseball card
It’s one of those uncorrected error cards! Gotta be wotrh a nickle by now.
First nova now Santiago. Both pitched for a bad white sox rotation and are perfect pitchers for a team that wants to loose a lot of games.
Heck he might send Zimmerman packing, can’t do any worse
Tigers gotta go get Lonnie Chisenhall now on a minor league deal and ST invite.
had some great moments with the Angel’s, one of the best guys in MLB too. he just threw way to many pitches per batter, would go 0-2 to 3-2 ALOT! Good luck Hector !
I was always a fan of Hector. He will do a good job for the Tigers.
The worst general manager in the history of general managers. Other teams trade veterans for blue chippers, this guy gets garbage in return for his.
Come on Al, go get Puig and sign him to a two year deal. He always says he wants to sign a player that he can move at the deadline. Well, he’s your man! I seriously believe the Tigers could surprise some teams with Puig’s addition to the lineup, or isn’t Avila still interested in winning in 2020?
This lineup actually could do some damage.
If they were going to go that route they might as well sign Hunter Pence. I wonder if Gardy wants Puig’s attitude to deal with, or leading some of these younger ball players.