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53 Hector Santiago SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 12/16/1987 | Birthplace: Newark, NJ | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $505,000 | Owned/Started%: 13/6 | Average Draft Position: 206.13
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Hector Santiago settles for no-decision Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago fell two outs shy of a quality start and didn't factor into the decision Sunday at home against the Tigers. The southpaw permitted one run on three hits and no walks while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings of a 2-1 victory.

Santiago has allowed only one run over his last 13 innings of work. He owns a 3.86 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 77 innings pitched. It remains to be seen if he'll make another start or move back into the bullpen.

Hector Santiago tosses five scoreless innings vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, giving up just two hits and three walks in five scoreless innings and striking out two in his team's 4-2 loss to the Orioles.

Santiago needed 99 pitches to get through five innings but he was able to navigate his start without surrendering any runs. He's tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings since the break, giving him a 4.02 ERA and 66:28 K:BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings. Santiago is scheduled to face the Tigers Sunday.


Hector Santiago forced into relief, leaving role in question


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago was forced into relief duty Friday night against the Mariners, leaving his role moving forward somewhat in doubt.

Santiago threw 38 pitches over 2 2/3 scoreless innings as he got the win in a 3-2 victory, striking out two batters. Santiago moved to 2-7 on the season with the win in 16 innings, but it is not clear how this will impact his chances of starting moving forward.

Santiago made his last appearance July 10 as a starter, and was expected to slot back into the rotation after the All-Star break. The Angels have not announces their starter for Tuesday, and it is not clear at this point whether he will be a candidate to take the bump for that evening's game against the Oriles. 


Hector Santiago wins his first game Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago struck out eight against the Rangers Thursday.

Santiago gave up four runs, three earned, on five hits over six innings. Santiago displayed strong control, giving up one walk against eight strikeouts. He threw 101 pitches during the outing. 

Santiago found himself in trouble early, as he gave up a two-run double in the first inning. He settled in until the fourth, when an error led to an unearned run being scored. Santiago gave up his final run in the sixth on a solo shot by Adrian Beltre.

The win moved Santiago to 1-7 on the year. His next start should come shortly after the All-Star break.


Relief emergency forces Angels rotation changes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) The Angels have pushed Hector Santiago to start Thursday's game against the Rangers according to MLB.com, after Matt Shoemaker was pressed into emergency relief duty Monday.

Santiago was expected to start Friday, but has been available in the bullpen Tuesday if needed. He will be followed by Garrett Richards, Jered Weaver and Tyler Skaggs to close out the Rangers series, while Shoemaker is not expected to start  before the break. 


Hector Santiago escapes rough outing with no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Angels starting pitcher Hector Santiago escaped a rough outing Saturday night against the Astros with a no-decision. The left-hander was shelled for five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings of an 11-5 defeat.

Santiago owns a 4.50 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 58 innings of work this season. He will make his next start Friday at Texas.


Hector Santiago tosses four scoreless innings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago threw four scoreless innings Saturday before having his start cut short by a lengthy weather delay in his team's 6-2 win over the Royals.

Santiago gave up four hits while striking out four and walking none in the start, but the inclement weather prevented him from nabbing his first win. He owns a 4.08 ERA and 47:21 K:BB ratio in 53 innings. Santiago will likely lose his spot in the rotation if Tyler Skaggs returns next week as expected.


Hector Santiago to start Saturday vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago will start Saturday's game in Kansas City, the Orange County Register reports.

Santiago was expected to make a start this weekend with Tyler Skaggs still recovering from a hamstring injury, and the team has decided to use him Saturday, with Matt Shoemaker staying on scheduled for Friday's start. Santiago owns a 4.41 ERA and 43:21 K:BB ratio in 49 innings.


Hector Santiago to start in Kansas City


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago will return to the rotation for at least one more turn, as Tyler Skaggs is not yet ready to return from a hamstring injury.

The Orange County Register reports Tuesday Skaggs will make one minor-league rehab start, leaving an open spot in the rotation for this week's series. That spot, likely for Saturday's game, will be filled by Santiago.


Angels' rotation changed for Rangers series


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) The Angels have shuffled their rotation for the weekend series against the Rangers, pushing Hector Santiago into the bullpen for at least one turn MLB.com reports.

Santiago will pitch out of the bullpen at least until next weekend's series in Kansas City. The move was made to get Jered Weaver on the mound Saturday, followed by Matt Shoemaker Sunday.  


Hector Santiago melts down in sixth inning vs. Braves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago was pegged with his seventh loss of the season Sunday night against the Braves in Atlanta.

Santiago (0-7) pitched five scoreless innings again before having a meltdown in the sixth frame. He permitted run-scoring singles to Evan Gattis and Justin Upton, respectively, and a two-run double to Tommy La Stella. He permitted four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over 5 1/3 innings of a 7-3 defeat.

Santiago owns a 4.44 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP through 48 2/3 innings. He will search for his first win of the season Friday at home against the Texas.

Hector Santiago strikes out eight in six scoreless innings Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago didn't factor into the decision Tuesday despite giving up just three hits and one walk in six scoreless innings while striking out eight in his team's extra-innings game against the A's.

Santiago was brilliant in his return to the big leagues, moving down a very good A's team with 98 pitches in six strong innings. He owns a 4.15 ERA and 39:19 K:BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings. Santiago is slated to face the Indians Monday.


Tyler Skaggs placed on 15-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a hamstring injury.

Skaggs was scheduled to start Tuesday's game, but the Angels recalled Hector Santiago to fill in against the A's. According to manager Mike Scioscia said Skaggs "felt it a little bit" during Thursday's start and "came out of the start a little bit sore," MLB.com reports.


Hector Santiago slated to start Tuesday for Tyler Skaggs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) The Angels will recall pitcher Hector Santiago from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday to make the start in place of Tyler Skaggs, according to the Orange County Register. Santiago went 0-6 with a 4.82 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in nine appearances (sevens starts).

Angels send Hector Santiago to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) The Angels optioned pitcher Hector Santiago to Triple-A Salt Lake Wednesday to clear a roster spot for the return of Kole Calhoun.

Santiago was removed from the rotation after getting rocked in his final start on May 8, and he's been used sparingly in the bullpen since. He is 0-6 with a 4.82 ERA and 31:18 K:BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings.


Report: Angels kick Hector Santiago out of rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Winless Hector Santiago has been removed from the starting rotation by the Angels, a source has told the Los Angeles Times. That news has yet to be confirmed.

The finals straw might have been when he walked off the mound before Mike Scioscia arrived after his removal in the third inning of his last start.

Santiago is 0-6 with a 5.18 ERA with 18 walks in 34 2/3 innings.


Hector Santiago pulled in third inning vs. Yankees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago was pummeled by the Yankees Wednesday, giving up six runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks in just 2 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 9-2 loss to the Yankees.

Santiago (0-6) has been a disaster over the first part of the season, and his own throwing error helped lead to a five-run first inning. He then surrendered a home run in the second inning and was pulled with two on in the third inning. Santiago owns 5.19 ERA and 30:18 K:BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Phillies Tuesday.


Hector Santiago 'excited' about pitching on four-day rest


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Angels left-hander Hector Santiago will make his first start this season Wednesday on a normal four-day rest. He is set to start against the Yankees.

"It's been a while," he told the Orange County Register. "I'm definitely excited about it."

Santiago hopes the scheduling will help him perform better than he has so far this season. He is 0-5 with a 5.01 ERA and has given up nine runs in his last 10 1/3 innings.

The Angels have had the first six Thursdays of the season off, leading to Santiago and other starters receiving extra days off between outings.


Hector Santiago serves up two homers in loss to Rangers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago ran into trouble late in his start and was pegged with the loss Friday night against the Rangers.

Santiago (0-5) tossed five scoreless innings before serving up home runs to Alex Rios and Shin-Soo Choo in the sixth. He was charged with two more runs in the seventh before he was pulled. The right-hander permitted five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings of work in a 5-2 defeat.

Santiago owns a 5.01 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP in 32 1/3 innings. He will look to bounce back Wednesday at home against the Yankees.

Hector Santiago doesn't last long Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago didn't make it five innings against the Yankees Saturday.

Santiago gave up four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings. He walked one, and struck out three during the appearance. Santiago only threw 77 pitches, but ran into trouble in the fifth inning. He led off the inning with a solo home run, and then followed it up with two straight singles. After getting Carlos Beltran to fly out, he was replaced 

With the loss, Santiago's record dropped to 0-4 on the year. His next start will come against the Rangers.


Hector Santiago fighting through back trouble


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Angels starter Hector Santiago's numbers aren't eye-popping, but they look a bit more impressive after the 26-year-old revealed he has been pitching through back pain since his first start.

"I just kept aggravating it and throwing, and doing all the workouts and stuff," Santiago said. "It went on for longer than I wanted it to."

Santiago has been dealing with a back injury since the end of the spring, and Sunday's start against the Tigers was the first time he has taken the mound without a setback or flare-up. He is 0-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 22 innings of work.

 


Hector Santiago shows off highs and lows in loss


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago showed off his highs and lows Sunday against the Tigers. 

Santiago gave up just two hits, and managed to strike out seven batters during the appearance. The Angels made four errors during Santiago's start, which led to Santiago being charged with two unearned runs.

While Santiago was strong when he was in the strike zone, his usual control issues reared their head. He allowed five walks, and burned through 119 pitches in just 5 2/3 innings. Santiago didn't get much support from his offense, and saw his record drop to 0-3 with the loss. 

Santiago's next start will come at Yankees Stadium.


Hector Santiago pitches seven one-run innings Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago gave up just one earned run on five hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out three in his team's 3-2 loss to the A's Monday.

Santiago was in line to pick up a win before closer Ernesto Frieri blew a save opportunity in the ninth inning. The Angels starter will instead settle for his first quality start of the season. His only run allowed came on a fourth-inning home run by Yoenis Cespedes.

Santiago owns a 4.96 ERA and 13:7 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings. He'll look for his first win when he faces the Sunday in Detroit.


Hector Santiago can't escape fifth inning vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago lasted just 4 1/3 innings Tuesday, giving up four earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six in his team's 5-3 loss to the Mariners.

All four runs scored upon Santiago (0-2) came in the fourth inning, with three coming on one swing by Mariners designated hitter Corey Hart. The Angels starter was removed after surrendering a one-out double in the fifth inning, having thrown 94 pitches in the outing. He'll bring a 7.71 ERA and 10:6 K:BB ratio into his matchup with the A's Monday.


Hector Santiago struggles in season debut vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago took the loss in Wednesday's season debut, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings while striking out four in his team's 8-2 loss to the Mariners.

Santiago is in his first season with the Angels, and he turned in a decent spring before struggling in Wednesday's loss. He'll face the Mariners again Tuesday.