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Mets designate Hector Santiago for assignment

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After bullpen woes, the Mets cut ties with Santiago

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After last night’s game, the Mets have designated Hector Santiago. Santiago sported a 6.75 ERA in eight innings of work with the Mets. He had spent most of the season in the minors as a starter before being called up, and in his time with Triple-A Syracuse, he had a 3.35 ERA in 43.0 innings of work.

Santiago was signed during this offseason as depth for both the rotation and bullpen. When Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen purchased Santiago’s contract he was quoted as saying: “I will be the one, along with the rest of the front office team, that will continue to make improvements to this roster as we go forward like we have today with the purchase of Hector Santiago’s contract.”

Santiago will probably not find too hard a time finding a job serving as majors depth despite the poor performance in his brief stint with the Mets.