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Braves' Dennis Santana: Avoids arbitration
Santana and Atlanta agreed on a one-year, $1 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
After posting a 5.22 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 54 punchouts over 58.2 innings in 63 appearances with the Rangers last season, the reliever was dealt to Atlanta in November. Santana will likely operate in low-leverage situations out of the bullpen with his new club in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Dennis Santana: Shipped to Atlanta
Santana was traded from Texas to Atlanta on Tuesday in exchange for cash.
The 26-year-old righty's 97.7 mph average fastball velocity last season was the top mark of his five-year MLB career. Santana's xERA (3.89) and FIP (3.35) were significantly lower than his 5.22 ERA in 58.2 innings. He could work in low-to-mid-leverage spots out of Atlanta's bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Starting bullpen game
Santana will start a bullpen game against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Santana has struck out seven in 3.2 scoreless innings over his last two appearances, and he'll make his first career start as Saturday's opener. The Rangers haven't designated a primary pitcher, but Santana hasn't lasted longer than two innings in any of his appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Knocked around in return
Santana allowed four runs on five hits over one third of an inning in Wednesday's 16-4 win over Colorado.
The Rangers had built a 9-0 lead behind starter Martin Perez, so they could absorb Santana's performance, which was his first appearance after spending nearly three weeks on the injured list with an ankle sprain. Santana was a steady bullpen contributor over the first few months of the season, but the right-hander has a 20.48 ERA over 9.2 innings since July 5.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Returns from injured list
Santana (ankle) was activated from the 15-day injured list Tuesday.
Santana has been on the shelf with the ankle sprain for the past three weeks, and he'll rejoin the Rangers on Tuesday after a two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock. The 26-year-old was a reliable high-leverage arm for Texas over the first three months of the season with one save, 12 holds and a 1.53 ERA, but he posted 15.43 ERA in July before landing IL in early August.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Makes first rehab appearance
Santana (ankle) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out two over 1.2 scoreless innings for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
Santana kicked off his rehab assignment with the Express on Thursday. He's been a consistent arm out of the Rangers' bullpen for much of the season until a rocky nine-outing stretch (18.90 ERA) prior to landing on the injured list earlier this month.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Begins rehab stint
Santana (ankle) will report to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment.
Santana has been on the shelf since Aug. 4 with a left ankle sprain, so he'll presumably only need one or two appearances in the minors to get ramped up before Texas brings him back from the injured list. Prior to being deactivated, Santana appeared in 46 games out of the bullpen and turned in a 5.09 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 33:18 K:BB across 40.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Lands on 15-day IL
Santana was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left ankle sprain Thursday, retroactive to Aug. 3.
Santana hasn't been particularly sharp recently, giving up five runs in 2.1 innings over his last three appearances. It's possible that his ankle injury contributed to his struggles, and he'll be unavailable for at least two weeks. His placement on the IL helps create space on the active roster for Cole Ragans, whose contract was selected Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Takes another loss
Santana (3-5) took the loss Thursday against Seattle, allowing three runs on three hits and a hit batsman while striking out one over a third of an inning.
Santana, who lost a second consecutive appearance, was part of a bullpen meltdown that squandered a gutsy performance by Martin Perez, who allowed one run and needed 102 pitches to complete five innings. Over his last six outings, Santana has allowed 13 runs (12 earned) on 11 hits and six walks, accelerating his ERA from 1.44 to 4.29. He's pitched well out of the bullpen, but Texas' starting staff puts a lot of stress on its relievers. The Rangers rank eighth in relief innings pitched, and while the 'pen has been good for much of the season, the workload may be catching up to Santana.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Chance for saves opens up
Santana could be the favorite for save opportunities after manager Chris Woodward announced Friday that Joe Barlow has been removed from the closer role, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports.
Santana picked up his lone save of the season in late May and has primarily worked as a setup man this year with 13 holds, but Barlow's demotion opens up the ninth-inning role. Santana has been effective with a 2.25 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 24:8 K:BB over 32 innings, though it appears he won't simply be stepping in as the Rangers' new closer, as Woodward said he'll now utilize a matchup-based approach for saves, per Levi Weaver of The Athletic. Matt Bush (forearm) appears close to returning from the injured list and could also be in the late-inning mix.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Picks up win
Santana (3-2) struck out two over a scoreless eighth inning Thursday, picking up the win over the Tigers.
Santana continues to shine out of the bullpen, and the right-hander has allowed just one earned run over his last 16.2 innings across 15 appearances. During that stretch, he's racked up three wins, one save, five holds, 14 strikeouts and three walks. Santana's ERA on the year stands as 1.40 through 25.2 innings, and the concerning FIP (3.37) and xERA (2.83) figures he had a month ago have been lowered considerably to 2.51 and 2.46.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Returns to action
Santana (ankle) allowed a hit and a walk in two-thirds of a scoreless inning, earning his ninth hold of the season Sunday versus the Mariners.
Santana was hit by a comebacker in Saturday's contest, but the Rangers were never seriously concerned about his status. That turned out to be accurate, as he returned a day later with no obvious issues. The right-hander has a 1.40 ERA, 0.62 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB through 19.1 innings this season, serving as a high-leverage option as part of the setup path to closer Joe Barlow.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Dealing with left ankle contusion
Santana sustained a left ankle contusion during Saturday's game against the Mariners, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Santana entered Saturday's matchup in the sixth inning and struck out one in a scoreless inning. However, he took a comebacker off his left ankle to close out the inning. Although he recovered to make the play, he was limping badly on his way off the field and had to be helped down the dugout stairs. The Rangers said later in the game that the right-hander didn't depart because of the injury and said that the issue doesn't appear to be serious. Santana should be considered day-to-day ahead of Sunday's series finale against Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Earns first save
Santana struck out one batter in a perfect inning and notched a save over Oakland on Friday.
Santana was given his first save opportunity of the year Friday and finished off the 8-5 with no issue, tossing 10 of 11 pitches for strikes. Primary closer Joe Barlow had thrown 24 pitches over the last two games, which could be the reason Santana was handed this save chance. He lowered his season ERA to 1.93 with one save and six holds through 14 innings. Santana has gone five straight appearances without allowing an earned run.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Allows unearned run
Santana allowed an unearned run on one walk over one inning during Wednesday's 8-2 loss to the Royals.
The run may have been unearned, but the blame falls directly on Santana, whose throwing error and wild pitch allowed Whit Merrifield to reach third base with none out. The reliever has been effective for the Rangers with just one earned run allowed over eight innings (1.13 ERA, 0.62 WHIP) and five holds. Working against those results are his BABIP (.125), FIP (3.37) and xERA (2.83), which indicate a correction is coming.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Makes second appearance off IL
Santana struck out one over a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Astros.
Santana worked a scoreless ninth inning in his second game back after spending time on the COVID-19-related injury list. After getting tagged with a loss in his first outing of the season, Santana has made four consecutive scoreless appearances. He's been deployed in the last third of games but is not considered a candidate to close out games when Texas is leading.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dennis Santana: Activated by Texas
The Rangers activated Santana from the COVID-19-related injured list Sunday.
Santana was inactive for the past week and a half after testing positive for the virus, but he looks like he'll be an available option out of the Texas bullpen for Sunday's series finale in Oakland. Before falling ill, Santana made three relief appearances for the Rangers, gathering two holds while allowing one earned run over 3.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 160 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
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