MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Hector Santiago has hit another rough stretch after a 4-1 start, and he’s heading back to the disabled list.
The Twins announced Wednesday Santiago was placed on the 10-day disabled list with upper back pain and discomfort. He had a rough outing on Sunday in a 6-2 loss at Kansas City, not able to get through the fourth inning after allowing four earned runs on four hits.READ MORE: 84-Year-OId Man Found Pinned To Death Under Minivan In Kandiyohi, Sheriff Says
One of them was a run-scoring double from Eric Hosmer, where Santiago was unaware the outfield defense was in a shift.READ MORE: Fargo Woman Killed In Head-On Crash Near Evansville
Since starting 4-1, Santiago is now 4-8 with a 5.63 earned run average. He was on the disabled list previously with a shoulder strain.MORE NEWS: Why Are Federal Tax Refunds Delayed? And What Can You Do About It?
The Twins recalled reliever Alan Busenitz to take his spot. In six major league innings with the Twins, Busenitz has a 2.08 ERA.