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Tigers Sign Veteran Lefty Hector Santiago to Minor League Contract

Hector Santiago
Veteran left-handed hurler Hector Santiago has signed a minors deal with the Detroit Tigers. | Ron Vesely/Getty Images

Seasoned southpaw Hector Santiago is ready to work his way back to the bigs. This time, it's the Detroit Tigers who will be giving him his shot.

On Wednesday morning, Detroit inked the 32-year-old New Jersey native to a minor league contract. His deal comes with an invitation to spring training, where he'll surely try to leave an impression on the Tigers' staff.

The 6-foot, 215-pound lefty signed a minors contract with the Mets last offseason. He appeared in eight games for New York, but struggled mightily and was designated for assignment in mid June.

Less than a week later, Santiago was signed to a minors deal by the White Sox, his third stint with the organization. He'd go on to appear in 11 games for the Sox, starting two. Since his MLB debut in 2011, Santiago has also suited up for the Angels and Twins.

While it's been a rough stretch for Santiago, he'll have his shot to revive his career in the Motor City.