October 26, 1989 |
Cataño, Puerto Rico
He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 16th round of the 2007 MLB draft. He spent his first seasons in the rookie leagues, playing in the Gulf Coast League and later the Arizona League. In 2011 he was promoted to the California League with Rancho Cucamonga Quakes next year Santiago was promoted to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts in (2012).
Santiago played in 2 Panamerican Cups (2011 México, 2015 Toronto) 1 World Cup (2011 Panama), 2 Caribbean Series for Puerto Rico (2013, 2014), Premier12 (2015 Japan, Taiwan, Taipei) . Santiago pitched a no-hitter for the Lookouts against the Tennessee Smokies on August 28, 2014 in the Southern League . That season, he was 6–8 with a 4.47 ERA in 24 starts for the Lookouts.
Santiago beat Italy in 2015 Premier12 tournament in Taiwan tossing 7 scoreless innings striking out 6 to give Puerto Rico the first win of the tournament. Santiago later pitch 6 2/3 of work against Chinese Taipei giving up just 1 solo shot for the only run of his outing while striking 5 batters to help Puerto Rico advance to the quarterfinals.
Santiago signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs on January 10, 2015. He was assigned to AA Tennessee and a month later was called up to AAA (Iowa Cubs) where he went 0–0 with 0.00 ERA in 5.1 innings of work as a reliever.
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