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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
93-69 4-6 L1
86-76 4-6 L1
74-88 8-2 W1
62-100 6-4 W1
62-100 3-7 L1

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 1 5.49 21 12 1.78

Top Tony Santillan News

  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Likely done for season

    Santillan (back) is unlikely to return this season, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Manager David Bell called it a "long shot" to expect Santillan to return from his lower-back strain this season. Alexis Diaz has emerged as the Reds' go-to option for saves in Santillan's absence.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Moves to 60-day IL

    The Reds transferred Santillan (back) to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

    The move guarantees Santillan will return from his back strain no sooner than mid-August, though manager David Bell speculated the reliever might not be activated until September, per Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Prior to landing on the shelf with al lower-back strain, Santillan struggled to the tune of a 5.49 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 19.2 innings, but he could still see high-leverage work once healthy.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Cleared for core-strengthening work

    Santillan (back) began core-strengthening exercises this weekend and could be cleared to resume a throwing program within the next week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Santillan may have an outside chance of making it back for the final weekend before the All-Star break if he avoids any further snags in his rehab program for his strained lower back, but given the Reds' place in the standings, it wouldn't be surprising if he was held out for the remainder of the first half. Before landing on the shelf, Santillan had recorded a save, blown save or hold in each of his final seven appearances, but he may not immediately factor into closing situations upon his return. While Santillan has been sidelined, Hunter Strickland has notched three saves in as many chances and looks to be manager David Bell's preferred closing option.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Lands on 15-day IL

    Santillan was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday due to a back injury.

    Santillan has apparently been dealing with the issue over the last few days and will be sidelined for at least two weeks. The exact nature and severity of his injury aren't yet clear, and he doesn't have a timetable to return. Art Warren and Alexis Diaz should see more work in the ninth inning while Santillan and Lucas Sims (back) are sidelined.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Blows save against Arizona

    Santillan (0-1) allowed four runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks to blow the save and take the loss Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Santillan entered the game in the ninth inning in a save situation, but he unraveled by retiring just two of the six batters he faced. While he has served as Cincinnati's closer of late, Santillan has allowed at least one earned run in each of his last three appearances while giving up eight hits and three walks across just 2.1 frames. Art Warren or Alexis Diaz could start to earn more work in the ninth inning if Santillan's struggles continue.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Survives for fourth save

    Santillan got the save Tuesday after he pitched one inning, giving up one run on three hits while striking out two in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

    Santillan was called on in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect a 2-0 lead, but he quickly ran into trouble. He allowed three hits including a two-out RBI single to Alex Verdugo, but he was able to get Trevor Story swinging to end the contest. The save was the 25-year-old's fourth of the season in five opportunities and he also has four holds. The earned run was his first given up in his last six appearances, and he's earned two three saves and two holds over that stretch. Santillan now owns 4.67 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with 20 strikeouts in 17.1 frames spanning 17 appearances this year.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Collects third save

    Santillan allowed two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings to earn the save in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Giants.

    Santillan escaped a two-on, two-out jam in the eighth inning with little trouble before putting more traffic on base in the ninth. He was able to get a little help from his defense, as Joey Bart was thrown out at home on a two-out Wilmer Flores single that would have counted as the game-tying run. Santillan has not given up a run in his last five appearances, logging six scoreless inning with two saves, two holds and a 4:4 K:BB in that span. For the season, he's posted a 4.41 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 18:9 K:BB, three saves, four holds and a blown save across 16.1 innings. As long as he's pitching well, the 25-year-old should remain in the Reds' high-leverage mix as part of a closer committee.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: First save since Opening Day

    Santillan earned the save in Thursday's win over the Guardians. He struck out one batter in 1.2 perfect innings.

    When Alexis Diaz made a mess of things in the eighth inning, Santillan was there to clean up. He got a double play to end the eighth and then retired the side in order in the ninth to secure his second save of the season, and first since Opening Day. Diaz has the best numbers in the Cincinnati bullpen, but Diaz is inexperienced, and manager David Bell likes to mix and match anyway. Santillan, Art Warren and others will likely remain in the mix for the occasional save as the chances get spread around.

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  • Reds' Tony Santillan: Struggles with control

    Santillan struggled in Thursday's loss to the Padres, retiring two batters while hitting two batters, walking another and then giving up a bases-loaded double. A lack of command of his slider was the main culprit for his issues, Mark Sheldon of reports. "Right from pitch one, it looked like he was maybe overthrowing his slider a little bit, pulling it," Reds manager David Bell said.

    Since nailing down the save on Opening Day, Santillan has declined, picking up one hold over the weekend, but seeing his ERA skyrocket to 8.10 with a WHIP of 1.50. Lucas Sims is now back from the injured list, and Santillan has been pushed down in the closer pecking order as a result.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
Age: 25
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R