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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Starter, reliever, pitch BP and clean spikes? Tigers’ Hector Santiago is up for it

t wasn’t the cover letter that got veteran lefty Hector Santiago a minor-league deal with the Tigers. But it certainly got their attention.

In the most hilarious way. Tigers assistant general manager David Chadd was still chuckling about it on Wednesda

“I have to show you the letter he wrote,” Chadd said. “Never seen anything like it. I told him I had to share it.”

Santiago, 32 and an All-Star back in 2015, has nine seasons and 257 big-league games under his belt. Still, after splitting last season with the Mets and White Sox, including two stints in Triple A, he wasn’t at all sure he’d have a job in 2020.

So he sent out his resume to all 30 teams. Here’s the cover letter:

“Need a pitcher? I can. Starter, long relief, middle relief, left-handed specialist, closer, finisher, mop-up. Start on short rest. Start today pitch tomorrow. I’ve done it all. Need a guy to abuse to save the rest of the bullpen, that’s been my career! Let’s do it. I’m all in. It’s all me. I’ll throw 162 games. I’ll throw live BP for hitters before games and be ready for the game the same night. Trust me, you can’t throw me too much.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 12, 2020 at 05:01 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TJ Posted: February 13, 2020 at 08:38 AM (#5924095)
Trust me, you can’t throw me too much.


I'm afraid my beloved Detroit Tigers are going to put that claim to the test...


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