Reliever Sergio Santos clears waivers, will become a free agent

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Reliever Sergio Santos, recently designated for assignment by the Dodgers, has cleared waivers and will become a free agent, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports. Santos was a casualty of the six-player trade with the Braves involving Juan Uribe, so he was cast out to create roster space.

Santos, 31, posted a 4.73 ERA with a 15/7 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings. He has suffered from arm injuries in each of the last three seasons. As a result, he hasn’t pitched a full season in the majors since 2011 with the White Sox.