Mario Santiago (baseball)
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
December 16, 1984 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
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. 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. He was 6-3 with a 3.40 ERA in Korea  and lost two games in the 2012 Korean Series.
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.
|Representing Puerto Rico|
|World Baseball Classic|
|Silver||2013 San Francisco||Team|
- Sanford, Dave (2011-05-12). "Mario Santiago promoted to Triple-A". RoyalsReport.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "Royals grant release of minor-league pitcher Santiago Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/14/3320419/royals-grant-release-of-minor.html#storylink=cpy". The Kansas City Star. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
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