Sergio Santos RP LAD 2 days ago

Santos was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The Dodgers needed to create a spot on the 40-man roster with their six-player trade with Atlanta getting approved, and Santos was the casualty. While Santos did fan 15 in his 13.1 innings with Los Angeles this season, he also walked seven and served almost exclusively in mop-up duty.

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Santos was recalled by the Dodgers and is with the team for Friday's game in San Diego,'s Ken Gurnick reports.

Santos has always been a big strikeout guy, and his numbers to start the year at Triple-A were impressive, striking out eight and giving up two earned runs in 4.2 innings. There is a chance that he could find his way into the mix for a save opportunity with Kenley Jansen (foot) out until mid May.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 2 months ago

Santos was reassigned to the Dodgers' minor league camp.

None of the non-roster players invited to the Dodgers' camp made the Opening Day roster.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 2 months ago

Santos is not expected to make the Dodgers' 25-man roster, the L.A. Times reports.

He can opt out of his contract by May 1 if he's not on the major league roster, so he'll spend the first month of the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 2 months ago

Santos had an interesting outing Wednesday, striking out the first batters, allowing two hits and a run, and then striking out his fourth hitter of the inning to finish the frame.

Santos has now allowed one run in five innings with an 8:0 K:BB so far this spring. He's looking like a real threat to win a bullpen spot this spring, and given his history, Santos could find his way into the ninth inning while Kenley Jansen (foot) is out.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 3 months ago

Santos retired the White Sox in order in his 2015 Cactus League debut on Wednesday.

He also struck out one. The former closer is a non-roster invite, but a great spring could find him making the Opening Day roster and perhaps even seeing some save opportunities while Kenley Jansen (foot) is sidelined. It's a long shot, but you never know.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 5 months ago

Santos has signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers and will be invited to major league spring training.

Santos was expected to sign with the Dodgers, and now it appears to be official. His option was declined by the Blue Jays earlier in the offseason after posting an 8.57 ERA in 26 appearances with the team in 2014. The 30-year-old began last season as the Blue Jays' closer, but will now have to fight for a bullpen spot with the Dodgers for the 2015 season.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 5 months ago

Santos is expected to sign with the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Santos, whose option was declined by the Blue Jays in November, threw 21.0 innings in 2014, amassing an ugly 8.57 ERA in 26 appearances. He'll likely sign a minor league deal with the Dodgers, and the 30-year-old will have to again prove he's capable of producing at the major league level

Sergio Santos RP LAD 7 months ago

The Blue Jays declined their 2015 option for Santos, SportsNet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

Santos hasn't been healthy enough to pitch 40 innings in a season since 2011, so while he flashes electric stuff, he wasn't worth the $6 million team option for 2015. He should have no problem catching on with another team, but it's not likely that a team will sign him with the ninth inning in mind.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 9 months ago

Santos was outrighted to Double-A Hew Hampshire on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

The affiliate concludes its season Monday, so the next step in Santos' own campaign is unknown. In any case, he doesn't seem to factor into the Blue Jays' playoff push, after posting an 8.57 ERA, 2.19 WHIP, and 29:18 K:BB in 21 innings with the big club this year.