Hector Santiago RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hector Santiago spent offseason thinking he'd be traded

    MLB.com "This was the biggest offseason of Hector Santiago's life. He was set to be married, getting ready to host a multitude of family members at a ceremony in Puerto Rico and eyeing a relaxing honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. And then, in the buildup to all of that, the Angels' left-hander got a..." February 23

  • Angels Avoid Arbitration With Hector Santiago

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with lefty Hector Santiago, the club announced. He’ll receive a $5MM salary, per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter). Santiago was projected by MLBTR to earn $5.1MM in his second season of arbitration..." January 09

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    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    Angels LHP Hector Santiago has been named to the All Star team to replace Sonny Gray, who started today.

  • Angels pitcher Hector Santiago demoted to the bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Back end of the Angels rotation stunk on ice last year. The three-way trade with the Dbacks was designed to shore up the rotation, bringing in Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs is still in the back of the rotation, but Santiago isn’t: the Angels just demoted him to the bullpen." May 09

  • D’backs, Angels, White Sox agree to three-team Trumbo deal

    Hardball Talk "A source told the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro that the deal is done. The Diamondbacks will get Trumbo and two players to be named, and they give outfielder Adam Eaton to the White Sox and left-hander Tyler Skaggs to the Angels. Left-hander Hector Santiago will go from Chicago to..." December 10

  • White Sox skip Santiago's next turn in rotation

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox have listed their pitchers through Monday’s home game against the Toronto Blue Jays and Hector Santiago isn’t among them. With a day off on Thursday the White Sox have opted to skip Santiago’s next turn in the rotation though manager Robin Ventura sounded on Tuesday as if he’ll give..." September 17

  • White Sox counting on Santiago

    Chicago Tribune "With Jake Peavy out for several weeks with a rib fracture, the White Sox are counting on left-hander Hector Santiago in their rotation. "He has done a good job for us," pitching coach Don Cooper said, acknowledging Santiago has gone back and forth from the rotation to the bullpen. "You don't..." June 08

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Santiago to the bullpen, Axelrod staying at No. 5. More to come on MLB.com

  • Ventura has tough choice between Axelrod, Santiago

    CSN Chicago "One decision has been made. Perhaps the more difficult one awaits manager Robin Ventura. On Wednesday evening, Ventura announced left-handed pitcher John Danks as Friday’s starter against the Miami Marlins. Fully recovered from season-ending shoulder surgery, in 2012 Danks will return to the..." May 24

  • Hector Santiago could become a starter for White Sox

    Daily Herald "Last year, Hector Santiago wasn't even sure if he was going to make the White Sox' 25-man roster. When the Sox broke camp and headed to Houston for a pair of exhibition games against the Astros, Santiago learned he was the Sox' new closer. He didn't hold the job for long, and Santiago was..." March 23

  • Versatile Santiago may not get his wish right away

    Chicago Tribune "For one of the few times this spring, White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper paused for a long time. The subject was versatile left-hander Hector Santiago and the role that suits him best for his future. "Somewhere along the line with what he's featuring, he deserves a crack at being a starter..." February 25

  • Starter or reliever, good guy Hector Santiago will do what White Sox ask

    Chicago Sun-Times "Left-hander Hector Santiago’s willingness and ability to fill many roles make him a valuable piece of the White Sox’ pitching staff. His readiness to lend a helping hand off the field shows he’s a pretty good guy, too. Santiago flew to Chicago from Puerto Rico, where he was playing winter ball,..." February 19

  • Santiago lends a hand in Newtown healing efforts

    CSN Chicago "Hector Santiago visited with Newtown, Conn. school kids nearly a month after the shooting, but evidence of the tragedy remains. Earlier this month, the White Sox pitcher drove just over an hour from his home in New Jersey to visit students at St. Rose of Lima Church. As he exited his vehicle,..." January 29

  • Sox's Santiago dominant in Puerto Rico

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox could have a surplus of starting pitching if left-hander John Danks continues his rehabilitation from left shoulder surgery. But there's another consideration - left-hander Hector Santiago, who has pitched impressively in two starts in Puerto Rico as he hopes to land a..." November 16

  • Santiago to get spot start Wednesday

    ESPN "Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago will get a spot start on Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians, manager Robin Ventura said on Tuesday. Santiago will start in place of Jake Peavy, who along with the rest of the rotation, gets an extra day between starts. The Sox are..." September 25

  • Ventura stands by Santiago as Sox's closer

    Chicago Tribune "Throughout spring training, the Chicago White Sox were full of giggles as they kept the identity of their closer a secret. But after Hector Santiago surrendered his second and third home runs Monday night, manager Robin Ventura stood by his left-handed rookie as his closer. "You look back at..." April 17

  • Sox's Santiago, Tigers' Porcello have come a long way

    Chicago Tribune "Seven years after they played fall baseball together in New Jersey, Hector Santiago and Rick Porcello might get a chance to share the same mound this weekend. Santiago's emergence as the White Sox closer represents the advances he has made since playing with Porcello — who is scheduled to start..." April 13

  • Rookie closer Hector Santiago relishing first major-league save

    Chicago Sun-Times "White Sox closer Hector Santiago said his phone ''blew up'' Saturday. Text messages and voice mails from family and friends streamed in like never before. Cousins he hadn't talked to in a long time somehow got his number. Friends emailed him video of the final out that produced his..." April 09

  • Sox's Santiago learned at young age from dad that hard work pays off

    Chicago Tribune "There was plenty of motivation for Hector Santiago after he started his fourth professional season at Class-A Winston-Salem in 2011. It came from his father, Hector Sr., 46, who instilled the drive in his son that helped him persevere and quickly emerge as the White Sox's closer and earn his..." April 09

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