Sergio Santos had a dreadful 2014 season, posting an 8.57 ERA and 2.19 WHIP in 21 innings for the Blue Jays while battling a lingering right forearm issue. He’s a free agent now — the Jays declined his $6 million option for 2016 — and will be looking to revitalize his career with any team that will have him.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish says the White Sox, for whom Santos saved 30 games in 2011, might be that team. They’re interested in a reunion with the righty, though it might have to be on a minor league contract with a non-roster spring training invite.
Santos was the 27th overall pick in the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft out of Mater Dei High School and spent the first several years of his minor league career trying to make it as an infielder. He converted to pitching in 2009.
Following a dominant 5-1 win to clinch the National League Championship Series on Saturday night, the Dodgers named outfielder Cody Bellinger their MVP of the series.
Bellinger, 23, made noise when it mattered. Entering Saturday’s game, he carried a meager .190/.227/.238 batting line with just four hits and two RBI, but his hits in Games 4 and 7 became the difference-makers the Dodgers needed to keep pace with the Brewers and clinch the NL pennant. In Game 4, it was Bellinger’s 13th-inning base hit off of Junior Guerra that put the Dodgers over the top for the walk-off 2-1 win. The outfielder returned to put the finishing touches on the series with a go-ahead home run — his first of the postseason — in the second inning of Game 7.
Bellinger wrapped his second season in the Dodgers’ organization in 2018, slashing .260/.343/.470 with 25 home runs, an .814 OPS, and 3.6 fWAR across 632 PA and all 162 games. He’s the youngest Dodgers player to receive the award to date.