Valerio de los Santos
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|Valerio de los Santos|
De los Santos in 2009.
|Long Island Ducks – No. 60|
October 6, 1972 |
Las Matas de Farfan, Dominican Republic
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|July 31, 1998 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
(through 2010 season)
|Earned run average||4.57|
De los Santos pitched in the major leagues from 1998-2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, and Florida Marlins. On July 9, 2005, pitching in the 9th inning against the Chicago Cubs, de los Santos hit Adam Greenberg directly in the back of his head with a 92 mile per hour fastball on the very first pitch of the plate appearance. "The first thing going through your mind is, 'This guy's dead,'" de los Santos said. Greenberg suffered a mild concussion as a result of the beaning, and still suffers from positional vertigo.
De los Santos pitched for the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League in 2007. De los Santos signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies in January 2008. After starting the year with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox, he was called up on July 28, 2008. He was designated for assignment on August 4 and became a free agent at the end of the season.
On March 10, 2011, De Los Santos signed a contract with the Long Island Ducks.
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