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Héctor Santiago
4.70 13-10 144
Team: MinnesotaHt / Wt: 6-0 / 215 NFBC ADP: 325.25
Position: SPBorn: 12/16/1987 Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/L Draft: 30th Round by White Sox (2006)

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Oct. 1 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Santiago allowed three hits and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings of Satuday's 6-0 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: He finished 13-10 with a 4.70 ERA in 33 starts between the Angels and Twins.
Sep. 15 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-Santiago pitched well again Thursday, holding the Tigers to one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 5-1 win.
Analysis: The left-hander is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last four starts.
Aug. 25 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET0:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE11:17 PM CT-Santiago will have his next turn in the rotation delayed because of a bruised thumb on his left hand.
Analysis: Santiago is 0-4 with a 10.89 ERA in four starts with Minnesota after being acquired at the trade deadline from the Los Angeles Angels for Ricky Nolasco.
Aug. 21 6:44 AM PT7:44 AM MT8:44 AM CT9:44 AM ET9:44 ET13:44 GMT21:44 6:44 AM MST8:44 AM EST9:14 AM VEN17:44 UAE8:44 AM CT-Santiago had another dreadful start in a Twins uniform Saturday, when he surrendered career highs of eight runs and 11 hits - including three homers - over 4 2/3 innings at Kansas City.
Analysis: Santiago's brief time in Minnesota has been a complete disaster, as he's posted a wretched 10.89 ERA while losing all four starts since being acquired from the Angels at the trade deadline. If the Twins had better options, he'd likely be out of the rotation.
Aug. 15 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Santiago's latest poor start in a Twins uniform came Sunday against Kansas City, which hammered the lefty for seven runs and nine hits over four-plus innings.
Analysis: Santiago's tenure with Minnesota has so far been a disaster. He's lost all three starts since being acquired from the Angels, surrendering 15 earned runs and serving up four homers in 14 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting a robust .344 off him over that period.
Aug. 1 1:40 PM PT2:40 PM MT3:40 PM CT4:40 PM ET16:40 ET20:40 GMT4:40 1:40 PM MST3:40 PM EST4:10 PM VEN0:40 UAE (+1)3:40 PM CT-The Twins acquired Santiago and Double-A reliever Alan Busenitz from the Angels on Monday for right-handers Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer and cash.
Analysis: Santiago, an All-Star last season, is 10-4 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 starts. He's won his last six starts behind a 1.78 ERA.
July 26 7:23 AM PT8:23 AM MT9:23 AM CT10:23 AM ET10:23 ET14:23 GMT22:23 7:23 AM MST9:23 AM EST9:53 AM VEN18:23 UAE9:23 AM CT-Santiago won his fifth straight start Monday and extended his unbeaten streak to eight outings. He allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Royals.
Analysis: The left-hander owns a 1.48 ERA in his last five outings and is 6-0 with a 2.40 ERA in his past eight.
July 16 10:46 AM PT11:46 AM MT12:46 PM CT1:46 PM ET13:46 ET17:46 GMT1:46 10:46 AM MST12:46 PM EST1:16 PM VEN21:46 UAE12:46 PM CT-Santiago threw seven shutout innings for the second consecutive start Friday, allowing five hits with no walks and striking out seven to beat the White Sox.
Analysis: Santiago hasn't surrendered an earned run in 20 innings this month, winning all three of his starts. He's 4-0 with a 1.88 ERA in his last six outings while opponents have hit .179 against him.
July 7 4:34 PM PT5:34 PM MT6:34 PM CT7:34 PM ET19:34 ET23:34 GMT7:34 4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST7:04 PM VEN3:34 UAE (+1)6:34 PM CT-Santiago won back-to-back starts for the first time since April 18 and 23 on Thursday, allowing three hits, four walks and striking out nine over seven scoreless innings against the Rays.
Analysis: The left-hander hasn't allowed an earned run in each of his last two starts and is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in his past five.
June 22 11:16 PM PT12:16 AM MT1:16 AM CT2:16 AM ET2:16 ET6:16 GMT14:16 11:16 PM MST1:16 AM EST1:46 AM VEN10:16 UAE1:16 AM CT-Santiago delivered a second straight strong start Tuesday, limiting Houston to one run and three hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Analysis: The lefty would have had a second consecutive win but the Astros scored twice off Huston Street in the ninth to rally for a 3-2 victory. Still, Santiago has bounced back well after surrendering six runs in 1 1/3 innings against Cleveland on June 10. He held Minnesota to a run on two hits through six innings in his previous outing.
June 16 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-Santiago moved past his recent horrendous stretch Wednesday when he gave up one run and two hits over six innings in a 10-2 win over the Twins.
Analysis: Santiago has been 0-2 with a 12.18 ERA over his previous five starts. He owns a 5.30 ERA on the season, which is way up from his career-worst 3.75 mark set in 2014.
June 11 12:28 PM PT1:28 PM MT2:28 PM CT3:28 PM ET15:28 ET19:28 GMT3:28 12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST2:58 PM VEN23:28 UAE2:28 PM CT-Santiago's struggles continued Friday, getting shelled for six runs and seven hits while recording only four outs in a 6-2 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Santiago has failed to last past the fourth inning in four of his last five starts, posting a 12.18 ERA and a 2.12 WHIP.
May 20 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Santiago has been ejected after gesturing to the home plate umpire in the third inning against Baltimore.
Analysis: Santiago appeared irate about how umpire John Tumpane was calling the strike zone in the series opener Friday night. The Angels trailed the AL East-leading Orioles 4-1 after the left-hander gave up three home runs including consecutive ones to start the game.
May 16 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Santiago pitched eight innings of two-hit ball in a 3-0 win over Seattle on Sunday.
Analysis: Santiago (3-2, 3.42 ERA) was 0-2 with a 6.46 ERA in his previous three starts.
Apr. 19 1:12 PM PT2:12 PM MT3:12 PM CT4:12 PM ET16:12 ET20:12 GMT4:12 1:12 PM MST3:12 PM EST3:42 PM VEN0:12 UAE (+1)3:12 PM CT-Santiago gave up two hits in seven innings of Monday's 7-0 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Santiago has held hitters to a .176 average through his first three starts. This continues a trend after last season's .227 mark was his lowest in his three seasons spending the majoring of his time as a starter.

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