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Ervin Santana: Parts ways with KC

Santana elected free agency Wednesday. The soon-to-be 39-year-old right-hander will explore his options on the open market after he filled a long-relief role for Kansas City for most of the 2021 season. Over 38 appearances spanning 65.1 innings, Santana submitted a 4.68 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and a 52:22 K:BB.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Takes win in extras

Santana (2-2) fired a scoreless 10th inning, allowing just a walk to earn the win over the Twins on Friday. Santana entered the bottom of the 10th inning in a tie game with a runner on second. He issued a leadoff walk to Luis Arraez, but retired the next three batters in order to keep the game tied. The Royals scored two in the 11th inning to give Santana the win. The 38-year-old has a 4.70 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 46 strikeouts in 59.1 innings this season.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Stuck with loss

Santana (1-2) took the loss Wednesday versus Cleveland, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning. Higher-leverage relievers Josh Staumont and Scott Barlow had already pitched, and Santana allowed Cleveland to scrape together a pair of runs in the 11th and take the game. The veteran right-hander has had few poor outings of late, as this was just the second time in his last 12 appearances he's allowed runs to score. Santana owns a 4.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 44:17 K:BB across 56 innings this season, mainly as a multi-inning reliever.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Earns first win

Santana (1-1) struck out two across two perfect innings to earn the win Thursday versus Seattle. Starter Brad Keller exited early with a shoulder injury with Kansas City behind, but the team pulled ahead in the sixth inning. Santana was awarded the win officially after strong work in the seventh and eighth innings. He's been excellent in August, allowing just one run on seven hits and three walks while dialing up 13 strikeouts in 15.1 innings. The veteran right-hander now has a 4.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 43:16 K:BB across 55 innings overall.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Pitches three scoreless innings

Santana allowed two hits and struck out two in three scoreless innings during Sunday's 7-2 loss to St. Louis. The 38-year-old logged the most innings of any of Kansas City's six pitchers in the contest after a terrible start from Kris Bubic. Santana's workload has ticked up in August, and he's allowed just one run in his last 9.1 innings while scattering six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. For the year, he has a 4.96 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37:14 K:BB in 49 innings of mainly low-leverage work.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Seeing irregular work

Santana has pitched just five times since the start of July, allowing nine runs in 5.2 innings. The 38-year-old's recent work has given manager Mike Matheny little reason to trust him, but Santana has still seen an unusually light workload. The veteran right-hander allowed a walk in a scoreless inning Sunday versus Toronto. It was the first time he didn't allow a run since June 18. He's pitched to a 5.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 31:14 K:BB through 40.2 innings this year, mainly in a low-leverage role.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Yields three runs in relief

Santana allowed three runs on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 3.1 innings in Saturday's 8-0 loss to Texas. Kyle Zimmer threw a scoreless inning as the opener Saturday, but Kris Bubic struggled in the second and couldn't complete the frame. Santana's lone mistake was a three-run home run to Joey Gallo in the fourth. Through 15.2 innings in June, Santana has allowed 10 runs, 12 hits and five walks while striking out 14. He's yielded four homers this month and has now allowed seven long balls for the year. The right-hander owns a 4.37 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 26:10 K:BB across 35 innings overall as a bulk reliever.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Works four innings

Santana allowed three runs on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in four innings in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Angels. Top prospect Jackson Kowar only lasted two-thirds of an inning in his major-league debut Monday, so Santana was called on for a long relief outing. The right-hander has filled a versatile role for Kansas City this year, as seven of his 11 appearances have covered multiple innings. He's posted a decent 3.70 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 16:7 K:BB across 24.1 innings. He's most likely to see assignments as a bulk reliever or spot starter.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Starting Saturday

Santana will start Saturday's game against Minnesota, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Santana made a spot start in mid-April, and he'll make his second start of the season at Target Field on Saturday. The right-hander has posted a 2.20 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 16.1 innings across eight appearances (one start) to begin the year.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Tosses scoreless inning

Santana pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts in Thursday's 7-2 loss to Tampa Bay. The right-hander worked the eighth inning and got through it without adding any extra damage. Santana has been effective in a relief role this year with a 2.20 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 10:4 K:BB across 16.1 innings. He's not likely to pitch in high-leverage situations, so there's not much the 38-year-old can offer to fantasy managers.
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Kansas City Royals’ Ervin Santana glad to keep pitching, even in a very different role

Kansas City Royals pitcher Ervin Santana has enjoyed a long career in professional baseball. He has thrown more than 2,000 innings. He has pitched in both the American League and National League. He has pitched in the postseason. Santana, 38, signed his first professional contract as an international free agent...
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Pitches three scoreless innings

Santana allowed two hits and a walk with one strikeout in three scoreless innings in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to Detroit. Starter Brady Singer lasted only 3.1 innings Tuesday in what looked like it would be a lopsided loss. Santana's strong work in the sixth through eighth innings allowed Kansas City to stage a comeback attempt, but reliever Scott Barlow allowed a walkoff single in the ninth. Santana has a 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 7:4 K:BB across 14.1 innings, primarily in a long-relief role.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Logs two innings Tuesday

Santana pitched two innings, allowing two runs on four hits with one strikeout in a 14-7 loss to the Rays on Tuesday. Santana was the only one of eight Royals pitchers to complete two innings in a game that saw the Rays score early and often. The veteran right-hander has a 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and two strikeouts across five innings in two appearances. Santana can be expected to fill a multi-inning role in the bullpen and occasionally work as a spot starter.
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Royals' Ervin Santana: Set to start Saturday's nightcap

Santana will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. The 38-year-old had his contract selected by Kansas City on Tuesday, and he's now poised to make his season debut following Friday's postponement. It should be a spot start for Santana since the rest of the rotation is currently health. The right-hander didn't pitch last season and had a 9.45 ERA over 13.1 innings with the White Sox in 2019.
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Kansas Royals select contract of pitcher Ervin Santana

Veteran right-hander Ervin Santana is back in the big leagues for the first time since 2019 after the Kansas City Royals selected his contract on Tuesday. The Royals added the 38-year-old Santana to the organization in December on a minor league contract and added him from the team’s alternate training site.
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Royals select contract of RHP Ervin Santana

Veteran right-hander Ervin Santana is back in the big leagues for the first time since 2019 after the Kansas City Royals selected his contract on Tuesday. The Royals added the 38-year-old Santana to the organization in December on a minor league contract and added him from the team's alternate training site.
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