The Los Angeles Dodgers called up right-handed relief pitcher Sergio Santos from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday before their three-game series against the Padres at Petco Park.
Santos, who grew up in Los Angeles, allowed two runs on five hits in his 4⅔ innings in six appearances with Oklahoma City this season. He struck out eight of the 21 batters he faced.
"Growing up in LA, I was a huge Dodgers fan. Ever since I got in baseball, I always hoped for an opportunity to be traded to them, or to become a free agent to be able to sign with them," Santos said during spring training. "It's a little surreal putting on the Dodgers hat and Dodgers uniform, especially because I've put it on for so long but never been a part of the team, so it's nice to be a part of that now."
The Dodgers signed Santos to a minor league deal on Dec. 29 with an opt-out date of May 1, meaning he could have become a free agent if not added to the active roster by then.
Santos has a base salary of $1 million during his time in the majors, meaning the Dodgers will be on the hook for roughly $896,175.Back to the Los Angeles Dodgers Newsfeed