Alden Gonzalez asked Mike Scioscia about the injury at MLB.com and Sciosica explained that the move is a precautious attempt to rest and heal a mild hamstring pull and is not a chronic condition for the 22-year-old lefthander.
Santiago was sent down to AAA for being pretty lousy and continued that trend with the Bees. He gave up four earned runs in his most recent start and his ERA is north of six. Can't wait to see him dominate the Queens of the Run Differential Tuesday night in Anaheim. Ugh.
The Angels sure could have used Wade LeBlanc, who got scooped up on waivers by the Yankees a week ago. The starting pitching is thin in the minors and the chuckle over signing Joel Piñeiro to a minor league deal is now sounding like a sigh of relief... as in long relief for the likes of Santiago on the mound.