March 7, 2021

Dodgers: Dave Roberts Envisions Santana As Starter, Updates On Keibert Ruiz (Dodgers Nation)



The Dodgers have plenty of depth on their roster and that was on display Tuesday in Arizona. Dennis Santana came on in the third inning to strike out the side in his second scoreless outing of the spring. Dave Roberts has been impressed with what he has seen from Santana thus far and praised his work in a postgame huddle with the media.

Despite starting the conversation with starter Victor Gonzalez, Roberts immediately turned his attention to Santana in the huddle.

The star of the day on the mound was Santana. Dennis..the strength he has that he’s gained, allowed for his delivery to hold his delivery and the throws are really good and the sink is late…it was really encouraging today.

Roberts was also quick to note that while he did like what he saw from him, the Dodgers ultimately envision him as a starter long-term. And if that’s the case, it seems unlikely that Santana breaks the Opening Day roster, given the number of starters the team already has.

If he continues to throw the baseball like he has been, he’s a guy that gives us versatility as a starter and as a reliever…He’s just…

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