Detroit Tigers: Where are they now? Part 3

Last week I took a look back on Andy Dirks, Danny Worth, and Clete Thomas and where they are now. This week I will take a look at Ramon Santiago, Marcus Thames, and Jose Valverde in the third edition of a five part series of where are they now. Ramon Santiago Ramon Santiago played for the Detroit Tigers twice in his career. He started his major league career with the Tigers in...
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ramon Santiago agrees to minor league deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Infielder Ramon Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to major league spring training. The 35-year-old hit .246 with two homers and 17 RBIs in 75 games for the Cincinnati Reds last season and has a .243 average in 13 seasons that include stints with Detroit (2002-03 and 2006-13) and Seattle (2004-05). His agreement...
Via Associated Press
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Santiago hits first career grand slam in Reds comeback

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates' NL Central chances were hurt when Todd Frazier had a tying two-run homer in the seventh inning and Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam in the 10th, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-6 victory on Saturday. Pittsburgh started the day a game behind first-place St. Louis, which played at Arizona later. The Pirates have already clinched at least...
Via Associated Press
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Santiago makes Reds roster

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Reds have told veteran infielder Ramon Santiago that he will be on the team and he will be their backup shortstop to Zack Cozart in 2014. The Reds signed Santiago in January as a non-roster invitee to spring camp with the chance to fill a role that previously has been held by Edgar Renteria, Wilson Valdez and last season Cesar Izturis. The Reds have not yet...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Competing for a roster spot, Santiago's positive personality shines

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Ramon Santiago looks around the room each morning and he can almost see the Olde English 'D' of the Detroit Tigers instead of the block 'C' of the Cincinnati Reds. And that, he says, is a good thing. Santiago, 34, played 10 years for the Detroit Tigers, one of baseball's best and most consistent teams over the past few seasons. And while he didn't play much,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Santiago, Pena lead Reds to win over Rockies

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Ramon Santiago singled home a run, stole second and scored on a wild pitch as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Saturday. Brayan Pena doubled and scored on Santiago's single. Neftali Soto doubled home a run. Pena and Satiago both played in Detroit last season. Nelson Arenado had three singles and an RBI. Former Reds infielder Paul Janish...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers turn to Lombardozzi for versatility

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Tigers said goodbye to longtime utility infielder Ramon Santiago during the offseason and welcomed a new one, Steve Lombardozzi Jr. Lombardozzi, 25, came to the Tigers -- along with left-handed pitchers Ian Krol and Robbie Ray -- from the Washington Nationals in exchange for Doug Fister. "I didn't see it coming," Lombardozzi said before Thursday's workout. ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ramon Santiago, Reds agrees to minor league deal

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Infielder Ramon Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds after 12 seasons with the Detroit Tigers. The 34-year-old hit .224 with one homer and 14 RBIs in 80 games last season. Santiago started 30 games at second base, seven at third and 19 at shortstop. Santiago is a career .243 hitter with 28 homers and 197 RBIs. Cincinnati, which...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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