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 all the guys that have done it," Ventura said after Santiago allowed two ninth-inning home runs that allowed the Orioles to rally from a three-run deficit and pull away to a 10-4 win in 10 innings. "It's not the easiest job. But you know, the way I look at it is how he bounces back. I have confidence in taking him right back out there and letting him do it (Tuesday) night."
Ventura stands by Santiago as Sox's closer
Chicago Tribune | Apr 17