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Reds' Tony Santillan: Re-signs on minors contract
Cincinnati re-signed Santillan on Thursday to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Santillan has been bogged down by various injuries over the last two seasons, but he posted a shiny 2.91 ERA with 56 strikeouts over 43.1 innings as a rookie in 2021. With better luck on the health front, the 26-year-old right-hander could reestablish himself as a useful part of the Reds' bullpen mix in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Outrighted to Louisville
Santillan cleared waivers Friday and was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Santillan gave up one run over 3.1 innings in three appearances with the Reds, but a 9.26 ERA and 2.12 WHIP in Triple-A was enough to discourage interest from other teams. He will almost certainly remain in Louisville to finish the season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Dropped from 40-man roster
Santillan was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday.
Santillan missed the first three months of the 2023 campaign due to back and hamstring injuries and has posted an ugly 9.26 ERA across 23.1 innings of relief at Triple-A. The 26-year-old right-hander showed a lot of promise as a rookie in 2021, but he is now off the 40-man roster in Cincinnati.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Working in Triple-A bullpen
Santillan has given up four earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings across six relief appearances for Triple-A Louisville since the Reds optioned him to the minors July 19.
Santillan was summoned from Louisville to serve as the 27th man in the Reds' July 18 doubleheader with the Giants, but he was sent back to the minors a day later. He retains a spot on the 40-man roster and could be in the mix for a call-up later on this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Added as 27th man
Cincinnati added Santillan as the 27th man for Tuesday night's game against the Giants.
Santillan can be utilized by the Reds in their regularly-scheduled game versus San Francisco after Monday's suspended contest is completed. The 26-year-old missed the first three months of the 2023 season due to lingering back and hamstring injuries, but he logged two scoreless innings for Cincinnati earlier this month and worked a scoreless frame with two strikeouts this past weekend at Triple-A Louisville.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Optioned to Triple-A
The Reds optioned Santillan to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.
After throwing two scoreless innings since returning from the 60-day injured list Thursday, Santillan will be pushed off the active roster to make room for Michael Mariot, who was selected from Louisville on Saturday. The 26-year-old righty put up a 7.00 ERA and 2.22 WHIP through nine innings during his rehab assignment in Triple-A, and he'll likely have to show improvement before rejoining the Reds' bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Wins in return
Santillan (1-0) picked up the win in Thursday's game against Washington. He allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-4 extra-inning victory.
Santillan was activated off the 60-day injured list earlier in the day and made his season debut. He was one of six Reds relievers to work Thursday. Santillan is expected to be a key bridge to Alexis Diaz and the high-leverage crew.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Activated from 60-day IL
Santillan (back/hamstring) was activated from the 60-day injured list Thursday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Finally recovered from lingering back and hamstring injuries, Santillan will be available out of the Reds' bullpen -- for the first time this season -- Thursday afternoon against the Nationals. The 26-year-old right-hander holds a career 3.71 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 63 major-league innings.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Begins rehab assignment
Santillan (hamstring) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
A setback in May delayed Santillan's rehab process, but after a few sessions in the bullpen and during live batting practice, the 26-year-old righty is now approaching a return to Cincinnati. There's no word on how long the Reds plan on keeping him on assignment, though multiple appearances are likely.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Throws bullpen session
Santillan (knee/hamstring) resumed throwing bullpen sessions Saturday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Santillan suffered a setback in May that shut him down from throwing, but he is now back doing mound work. He's slated to throw live batting practice next week and could begin a rehab assignment shortly thereafter.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Scratched from live BP
Santillan's (back/knee/hamstring) recently scheduled live batting practice session was scratched due to left hamstring soreness, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Santillan had finally been making some progress as he works his way back from back, knee and hamstring problems, but now he's had another setback. His future status is uncertain.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Transferred to 60-day IL
Santillan (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list by the Reds on Friday.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Matt Reynolds. Santillan was on a rehab assignment from a back injury earlier this month when he suffered a knee injury. It's not clear how long he'll be out, but he's now not eligible for activation for another month.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Pulled off rehab assignment
Santillan (back) was pulled off his rehab assignment Friday due to right knee discomfort.
Santillan had been pushing toward his season debut after battling a back injury last year and again this spring, but that plan will be put on hold due to this knee issue he picked up at Triple-A Louisville. The severity of the setback is not yet clear.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Begins rehab assignment Tuesday
Santillan (back) will report to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday to begin a rehab assignment, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Santillan was placed on the 15-day injured list with his back injury on Opening Day and didn't get a chance to pitch in the Cactus League. The right-hander is expected to work in a relief role once back with the Reds, and barring a setback that should take place sometime in the middle of April.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Lands on 15-day IL
The Reds placed Santillan (back) on the 15-day injured list Thursday.
Santillan managed to appear in minor-league games toward the end of spring training, but he still has some build-up ahead as he recovers from a lingering back strain.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Pitching Wednesday in MiLB game
Santillan (back) is scheduled to pitch a minor-league game Wednesday for the Reds in Arizona, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
This will be Santillan's first appearance of the spring -- albeit on the minor-league fields -- as he has been sidelined with a back strain that also saw him miss action during the 2022 campaign. The right-hander is hoping to be ready for his 2023 debut by mid-April, and barring unforeseen circumstances, he'll open the regular season on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Throws live batting practice
Santillan (back) threw a live batting practice session Saturday, facing Will Benson and Jose Barrero, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. It was his first live session of the spring.
Santillan is targeting a return to game action by mid-April, though what role he'll have upon his return remains uncertain.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Throwing side session Tuesday
Santillan (back) is throwing a side session Tuesday in Reds camp, Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Santillan is likely to spend a bit of time on the IL to begin the 2023 regular season as he continues to work through a back strain that popped up last summer, but the hope is that he could be a high-leverage bullpen option in Cincinnati around early-to-mid April.... See More ... See Less
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