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Santos Back in Fold for 2011 Campaign

03/16/2011 9:14 AM -

The Kansas City T-Bones and manager Tim Doherty have announced the return of pitcher Reid Santos for the 2011 season.

Santos, 28, made 20 starts for the T-Bones in 2010, posting a 7-5 record with a 5.10 ERA in that span. The left-hander threw 113 innings for Kansas City, one of four hurlers to reach the 100-inning mark for the team last season. Santos allowed two earned runs or less in nine of his 20 outings, but settled for a no-decision in four of those starts. His best outing came against Joliet on August 5 when he surrendered just two runs on nine hits over eight innings, but did not factor into the decision in a game the T-Bones won 3-2.

Originally selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round of the 2002 amateur draft, Santos spent six seasons in the Indians organization, advancing as high as Triple-A Buffalo in 2008. He then spent the 2009 season with Rochester, the Class AAA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

His best season came with Double-A Akron in 2007 where he went 8-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 96 innings, a span of 39 appearances, 10 starts.

Kansas City now has 12 players on their 2011 roster, which features five position players and seven pitchers.

The T-Bones begin their 2011 campaign in El Paso, TX on May 12 and will host the Gary SouthShore RailCats in their home opener on May 17. Season ticket packages and mini-plans are available now by calling 913-328-5618. For information on group outings, call 913-328-5623. Single-game tickets for the exhibition and regular season will go on sale to Wyandotte County residents on March 22 and to the general public on March 24. Visit www.tbonesbaseball.com or follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date throughout the year.