Sergio Santos

Yankees sign reliever Sergio Santos

14 Comments

Right-hander Sergio Santos has signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees after being released by the Dodgers last week.

Santos saved 30 games as the White Sox’s closer in 2011, but he’s struggled to stay healthy since then while logging a total of just 65 innings in four years. He posted a 4.73 ERA and 15/7 K/BB ratio in 13 innings for the Dodgers before being let go.

He throws hard and generates plenty of strikeouts, but Santos’ control and durability are both big issues. For now he’ll head to Double-A and try to convince the Yankees he’s worthy of a middle relief gig.