On Sunday, the Minnesota Twins claimed former Dodger, Dennis Santana, off waivers from the Atlanta Braves. Twins reporter Phil Miller tweeted out the news this morning:
The right handed pitcher played the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers before playing one season with the Texas Rangers from 2021-2022. In November 2022, Santana was then traded to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations.
During his time with the Dodgers, the reliever failed to perform well and finished with a 6.48 ERA across his 40 2/3 innings. For the Rangers last season, Santana posted a 5.22 ERA, which is 24% below the league average.
The 25-year-old hopes to harness his potential in Minnesota to be a reliable force for their pitching staff. Despite the inefficiency that Santana has produced in years past, the Twins were willing to take a chance on Santana.
Minnesota has also been struggling in recent years, and they are hoping that Santana can be a big part of their turnaround this season. If he is able to refine his game and pitch to his potential, Santana could be a valuable asset for the Twins as they try to climb their way up in the AL Central division.
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