Hector Santiago
SP MIN
1 day ago

Santiago allowed four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out just one across 5.2 innings Sunday versus the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago fell victim to the long ball Sunday, as he limited baserunners for the most part, but all of the runs against him came via the home run. The lefty came within an out of rattling off four consecutive quality starts earlier this month, but he has since allowed 10 runs in 11 innings to see his ERA jump back to 4.87. It has been an up-and-down season for Santiago, and he will look to finish it on a high Saturday versus the White Sox.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
6 days ago

Santiago (12-9) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing six runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out five Tigers in Tuesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago looked locked in early Tuesday, striking out five of the first eight batters he faced, including a stretch of four in a row. However, the left-hander began to come unglued late in the third inning, before being completely thrashed in a four-run sixth. After a rough stretch in August, Santiago was performing much better over his last four games -- a span that included three quality outings and a 1.80 ERA over 25 innings. That run came to a screeching halt while the Tigers handed him his first loss in five starts. Santiago will look to rebound when he toes the rubber Sunday versus Seattle.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santiago (12-8) allowed one run on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 5.2 innings to beat the Tigers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago has rebounded from a rough initial stretch following his trade to Minnesota at the deadline, and is 2-0 with a 1.82 ERA over his last four starts. He got outs almost exclusively via the fly ball in this one, with 13 of those compared to just one ground ball and three strikeouts. While that split is unlikely to repeat itself in his next outing, Santiago has a great chance to keep the good times rolling in a home rematch with these same Tigers on Wednesday.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Santiago allowed one run on five hits and four walks over seven innings Saturday against Cleveland while striking out two. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago was disastrous in his first four starts after being acquired by Minnesota at the trade deadline, going 0-4 and giving up 23 earned runs and 32 hits in just 19 innings. But he's found a nice groove over his last three starts and has allowed just four earned runs and 12 hits over the same amount of innings. Coming off three straight quality starts, he's worthy of fantasy consideration when he squares off against Jordan Zimmermann and the Detroit Tigers on September 15.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Santiago (11-8) allowed three runs on four hits, struck out six and walked three over six innings in a victory over the White Sox on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

As they were last year, home runs have been a big issue for Santiago this season. He's allowed 29, including two Saturday night, but fortunately, they were of the solo variety. Santiago has allowed three runs on seven hits over his last 12.1 innings since yielding eight runs on Aug. 20. Overall, he owns a 4.91 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 127 strikeouts in 152.0 innings.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santiago took a no-decision on Monday, despite shutting out the Indians for 6.1 innings. he allowed three hits, walked four, and struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago showed no ill-effects from the thumb injury that cost him his previous start. The lefty had been positively terrible since coming to Minnesota before Monday's strong start. He's now allowed 24 runs through 25.1 innings as a Twin. Santiago will carry a 4.93 ERA into his next start Saturday against the White Sox.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santiago (thumb) will officially start Monday against the Indians, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago had his last start skipped after experiencing a thumb injury, but he's now set to return for Monday's tilt. The lefty has taken the loss in each of his last four starts and has been hit especially hard in his last two -- yielding a total of 15 runs on 20 hits over just 8.2 innings -- so he'll be looking to right the ship this time out.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santiago (thumb) will return to the rotation Monday against Cleveland, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago missed a start due to a bruised thumb. Minnesota's plans for the rotation in Cleveland remain in flux so it's possible he could be moved back a day if he's still sore Sunday. Santiago has struggled since he was traded to Minnesota with 23 runs allowed in four starts.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santiago (thumb) is on track to rejoin the Twins' rotation Wednesday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Santiago had his last start skipped due to his thumb injury, but it appears the setback will only cost him the lone outing. Santiago will likely throw a bullpen session or two prior to his next start in order to determine if there are any lingering issues.

Hector Santiago
SP MIN
1 month ago

Santiago will have his next start skipped as he deals with a bruised thumb.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear when Santiago sustained the injury, but he was lit up in his last start to the tune of eight runs and 11 hits over 4.2 innings -- his second straight start surrendering at least seven runs in fewer than five innings -- so it may have been a lingering issue that he's been dealing with. Pat Dean will slot into the rotation and start Friday in his place, and it's unclear as of now if Santiago will be forced to miss more than just one turn through the rotation.