Reports: Dodgers sign Santos to Minor League deal
The Dodgers continued to rebuild their bullpen heading into the new year, reportedly agreeing to a Minor League contract with former Blue Jays right-hander Sergio Santos.
Santos is coming off an injury-plagued season in which he went 0-3 with an 8.57 ERA in 21 innings over 26 appearances. Injuries limited Santos to only 61 appearances for Toronto over the last three seasons, but he did manage to compile a 1.75 ERA in 25 2/3 innings in 2013.
Santos was at his best as the White Sox closer in 2011, putting together a 3.55 ERA with 30 saves and 92 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings. For his career, Santos is 7-12 with a 3.89 ERA in 180 appearances.
Santos was drafted by the D-backs in the first round of the 2002 Draft, eventually signed as a free agent with the White Sox in 2009 and was then traded from Chicago to Toronto in 2011.