Sergio Santos RP LAD 11 Days

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.

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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.

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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 3 Months

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

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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.

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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.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 7 Months

Santos was designated for assignment Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

After his call-up Sunday, Santos made two appearances, the latter of which was a disaster (three runs via two homers Tuesday). If he clears waivers, he'll return to Triple-A Buffalo, but his stay may be brief with rosters expanding in September.

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Santos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

He has been dominant at Triple-A, giving up zero earned runs with 16 strikeouts in 10.2 innings, and he'll likely start logging high-leverage innings right away in Toronto's bullpen.

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Blue Jays sent RHP Sergio Santos outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Jays had designated the disappointing reliever for assignment earlier in the week. He could get another chance later this season if he irons out his issues at Buffalo.

Sergio Santos RP LAD 8 Months

Blue Jays designated RHP Sergio Santos for assignment.

Santos had posted a dreadful 7.78 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings this season out of the Blue Jays' bullpen. But the 31-year-old right-hander registered a 1.75 ERA and 0.58 WHIP in 25 2/3 frames last season and could draw interest from teams on the waiver wire.