by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) White Sox starter Hector Santiago dropped to 1-3 with a loss Wednesday at home against the Red Sox.
Santiago struck out nine but wasn't efficient, throwing 107 pitches over six innings.
He gave up two runs on three hits and four walks. His ERA is 2.81. Santiago hasn't won a game since May 2 at Texas. He has 42 strikeouts over 41 2/3 innings.
Hector Santiago will make spot start Wednesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiagowill make a spot start Wednesday against the Red Sox in place of Chris Sale, who was scratched with a mild case of tendinitis in his left posterior shoulder.
Santiago only lasted 3 1/3 innings in his most recent start Saturday against the Angels. He has a 6.00 ERA in his last two starts since pitching seven scoreless innings against the Mets on May 7.
Hector Santiago not so worth the time anymore
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/21/2013)Hector Santiago had his chance to cement a role in the White Sox starting rotation. He responded with two ugly starts, one at the Twins and one at the Angels.
That's not to say Dylan Axelrod has blown him out of the water. His 4.13 ERA and 1.26 WHIP hardly suggest he's a mainstay. But considering he got the first crack at the job, he's unlikely to cede it to a pitcher who has done nothing to differentiate himself.
Of course, the point is moot if John Danks suffers a last-minute hiccup in his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery, but with the White Sox aiming for him to return to the starting rotation Friday, we've likely seen the last of Santiago as a starter for now.
Hector Santiago pulled in the fourth inning
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago was pulled with one out in the fourth inning Saturday against the Angels. He was charged with three earned runs on four hits, four walks, a hit batter and a wild pitch.
With John Danks soon to return from the disabled list, Santiago remains a candidate to leave the rotation. If he gets another start, it could come Friday against the Marlins.
Hector Santiago tagged for two homers in loss
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago ended up being done in by one poor inning on Monday night against the Twins. After making it through the first two frames unscathed, he put the first three men on in the third.
Minnesota wound up plating four in the inning and the left-hander surrendered a solo home run to Aaron Hicks in the fifth. His final damage came in the form of another Hicks solo homer in the sixth and he was done after throwing 109 pitches, 75 for strikes.
Santiago allowed six runs (three earned) on eight hits over his 5 2/3 innings in a 10-3 defeat. He also struck out six and walked one while taking his second loss.
The 25-year-old is scheduled to make his next start on Saturday against the Angels.
Hector Santiago not an automatic start
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/10/2013) Those who saw Friday's Fantasy Baseball Today know just how earnestly I want to be able to start pitcher Hector Santiago in Fantasy Week 7 (May 13-19). I like his matchups, and I think he's good.
But right now, I can't recommend starting him in Fantasy because I don't know that he'll actually get to make his two starts. John Danks is on the verge of returning from a season-opening DL stint. The White Sox have yet to declare whose spot he would take, but Santiago is the most likely candidate.
Unless the White Sox say over the weekend that Dylan Axelrod will be the odd man out, I don't know that you can gamble on Santiago in mixed leagues, as much as I like him.
Hector Santiago not worried about rotation spot
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) White Sox starter Hector Santiago said Wednesday that he's not concerned about his rotation spot with John Danks nearing a return, ESPN reports. Santiago could lose his starting gig when Danks comes back.
"I don't think I'm trying to beat anybody out. I'm trying to go out there and do my job, trying to pitch well," Santiago said. "Obviously you want to earn a spot, but I don't think I've been thinking about that at all. I've been going out there and giving us a chance to win and pitching well and throw the ball how they want me to throw it. Give us a chance to win is the main thing."
The left-hander, who is expected to start next Monday at Minnesota, took a no-decision his last turn in New York with seven shutout innings pitched with eight Ks. He's 1-0 in his last two starts with one run allowed over 12 1/3 innings with 14 Ks.
Hector Santiago stirring up some excitement
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Making just his third start of the season, White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago turned heads with a seven-inning scoreless outing in which he struck out eight while only walking two. Among those impressed was our Scott White, who said he’s excited about Santiago during Wednesday’s broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today.
Santiago’s impressive starts have moved him up to the No. 2 most added player heading into Week 7, jumping from just four percent owned to 35 in that span.
Hector Santiago goes seven scoreless frames
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago turned in a dominant outing but failed to factor into the decision Tuesday night against the Mets at Citi Field.
Santiago, who made his third start of the season, pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just four hits. He struck out eight and walked two in 111 pitches, 70 strikes.
Santiago lowered his ERA from 2.29 to 1.69 after Tuesday's start. He has allowed just one run and six hits in 12 1/3 innings since moving to the starting rotation. The left-hander is expected to start Monday at Minnesota. He has allowed one run and two hits in one inning of work against the Twins this season.
Hector Santiago set to make second start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) With Gavin Floyd out for the season, White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago will move to the starting rotation.
Santiago was used primarily as a reliever last season, but started 15 games in 2011. Santiago's repertoire consists of five pitches, including a screwball. Santiago has shown an ability to produce above-average strikeout numbers, but struggled with control and gave up home runs at a high rate. Santiago's second start of the season will come against Mets ace Matt Harvey Tuesday.
Hector Santiago worth a speculative add
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/3/2013) The White Sox have yet to declare Hector Santiago a full-time member of their starting rotation, but it's likely with Gavin Floyd seemingly destined for season-ending surgery. And given what little we've seen from Santiago as a starter, Fantasy owners stand to benefit.
He showed he could be a bat-misser with access to his full arsenal in four starts last year, striking out 26 in 19 1/3 innings. Of course, he struggled with walks, but perhaps his two in 5 1/3 innings Thursday at Texas are a sign he's improved. As for his stuff, it's good enough that manager Robin Ventura was willing to experiment with him as a closer to begin 2012. That says something.
Again, you shouldn't rush to judgment on him with only five starts to his name, but given the demand for starting pitchers who are eligible at relief pitcher in Head-to-Head leagues, he's worth a flier if you have a roster spot to play with.
White Sox set pitching rotation following rainout
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) The White Sox have reset their rotation in the wake of Friday's rainout against Kansas City. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Dylan Axelrod will pitch Saturday, Jose Quintana will go Sunday and Jake Peavy will pitch the scheduled makeup Monday afternoon if he is recovered from the back injury that scratched him from his last start.
The report said Peavy is a possibility for Monday. Hector Santiago is the most likely replacement if Peavy can't pitch.
Hector Santiago shines in first start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago was forced into action a day early Thursday, after Jake Peavy had to be scratched due to back spasms. Despite pitching on short notice, Santiago was able to throw five-plus strong innings to pick up his first win of the year, 3-1, over the Rangers.
Santiago limited the Rangers to just two hits and one run, a solo home run by Adrian Beltre in the second inning. Otherwise, he kept the Rangers at bay in 5 1/3 innings of work. He struck out six batters and walked two while throwing 61 of 92 pitches for strikes.
Santiago has a 2.29 ERA and 1.02 ERA in 19 2/3 innings this season, most of which have come out of the bullpen. The team has yet to make its rotation plans known moving forward, due to injuries, so it is not clear when the team plans for Santiago to take the mound next.
Hector Santiago moved up to Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago, who was tabbed to replace the injured Gavin Floyd (elbow) in the rotation, has his start Friday against the Royals moved up to Thursday against the Rangers after Jake Peavy was a late scratch with back spasms. It will be Santiago's first start after seven relief appearance this season.
Hector Santiago can keep them guessing
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) White Sox starting pitcher Hector Santiago will join the rotation Friday in place of the injured Gavin Floyd, and he will bring a diverse arsenal to the mound that could cause his own catchers as many problems as opposing batters.
In a recent relief outing, the difficulty of catching Santiago was put on display, when he and catcher Hector Gimenez struggled to get on the same page about what pitch he wanted.
"He said, 'What did you want to throw right there?' I wanted to throw a changeup. He said, 'You got so many pitches. I didn't think of the changeup,'" Santiago told the Chicago Sun Times, about a time when Santiago went through his signals twice on one pitch. "It's kind of funny he actually forgot about it. But [Tyler Flowers] gave me something the other day and I was like, 'I don't know what that is.' So it's both sides."
Santiago has six pitches he can throw, including three different fastballs, a slider, a changeup and a screwball. He has yet to start this season, but posted a 1.86 ERA in four starts a year ago. He is scheduled to start Friday against the Royals.
Should you snag Hector Santiago?
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago threw 86 pitches Friday against the Rays, so he should be stretched out and well-rested when he makes his first start of the season Friday against the Royals. What should we expect from him as he replaces Gavin Floyd in the rotation?
Santiago has a 2.51 ERA in 14 1/3 innings to open the season, but he has mostly worked in long and middle relief, a completely different animal than starting. Santiago has limited experience as a starter at the major-league level, but the early returns have been promising. He has a 1.86 ERA in 19 1/3 innings, with 26 strikeouts and 11 walks.
Santiago was a late convert to a starting role, but he posting a 3.60 ERA in his lone full season as a starter in the minors. At the very least, he should be able to hold his own, but he could struggle getting deep into games due to fatigue. Santiago might be worth a look in AL-only Fantasy formats for Week 5 (April 29-May 5), against a Royals team that ranks 13th in the American League in runs scored.
Hector Santiago joining rotation for White Sox
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) White Sox manager Robin Ventura said after Saturday's game against the Rays that Hector Santiago will replace Gavin Floyd in the rotation. Floyd will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow.
His first start is scheduled for Friday against the Royals.
Santiago came on for the injured Floyd Saturday night in the third inning and allowed four runs on 10 hits over 3 2/3 innings. The left-hander also struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Santiago has a 2.51 ERA through seven relief appearances. He went 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in four starts last season.
Hector Santiago a valuable arm to White Sox
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago has been one of the team's best relievers through the first few weeks. Santiago has tossed 9 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and three walks, while striking out seven.
"He has good stuff and he throws strikes,'' Ventura said. "He gets a lot of swings and misses for a guy who throws a fastball. You feel safe with getting Hector in there in big spots. Down by one, he can get you back in a game.''
Hector Santiago sharp vs. Brewers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago earned his second start of the spring Friday night against the Brewers.
Santiago turned in a solid performance with three perfect innings while striking out five in a 7-2 victory. He has a 3.38 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in seven Cactus League appearances.
Santiago solid in relief appearance
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) After making his first start of the spring his last time out, White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago took the mound in a relief situation Saturday against the Reds in Cactus League action. Santiago turned in a decent outing as he pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit, two walks and two strikeouts in a 4-0 victory.
Santiago roughed up in start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago, who was hoping to be a possible rotation candidate, made a Cactus League start Monday against San Francisco. Santiago did not fare very well, however, surrendering three earned runs on five hits over his two innings of work. Santiago struck out one. Manager Robin Ventura told the Chicago City and Press that although Santiago wasn't likely to win a starting job, he isn't likely to be sent to Triple-A Charlotte.
Santiago to be 'fill-in' guy
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago told MLB.com Saturday that he would love to be part of the starting rotation but is prepared to serve any role this season. "I already know where I'm at. I'm that sixth spot kind of guy, fill-in," Santiago said. "It will be fun and awesome to start, but you want to be up here pitching. Whether it's in the bullpen or later on in the season get a few spot starts with John [Danks] where we don't know when he'll come back for his first start or if there are times where he needs extra days.