Mario Santiago (baseball)

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Mario Santiago
Mario Santiago (2015T41).jpg
Starting pitcher
Born: (1984-12-16) December 16, 1984 (age 32)
Guayama, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Representing  Puerto Rico
World Baseball Classic
Silver medal – second place 2013 San Francisco National team

Mario Santiago (born December 16, 1984 in Puerto Rico) is a baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He bats and throws right-handed.


Santiago was picked by the Kansas City Royals in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft and played for various minor league affiliates of the Royals between 2005 and 2011 including 19 games with the AAA Omaha Storm Chasers in 2011.[1] In December 2011, Kansas City announced that they had granted Santiago his release so that he could sign to play with SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization.[2] He was 6-3 with a 3.40 ERA in Korea [3] and lost two games in the 2012 Korean Series.[4]

In January 2013, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.[5]

He pitched for the Puerto Rico national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, pitching 4.1 scoreless innings in Puerto Rico's upset victory over Japan in the WBC semi-final game, before leaving the game with a sore arm.[6] Because of his injury he spent the entire 2013 season on the disabled list.


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