New York Mets Place Pitcher On Waivers For Third Time This Season

The New York Mets have made the decision to designate right-handed pitcher Dennis Santana for assignment once again, marking the third occurrence this season.

Although Santana has previously cleared waivers and accepted assignments to Triple-A Syracuse, a unique twist lies in his situation this time—having been outrighted in the past, he now holds the option to explore free agency rather than another minor league assignment.

This decision could be influenced by the recent passing of the trade deadline and his desire for greater stability, given his history of roster fluctuations.

Despite his struggles, including a 5.91 ERA over nine appearances with the Mets this season, Santana's potential might still catch the attention of teams in search of pitching depth, offering him another chance to prove his capabilities.

Santana's recent challenges on the mound are evident in his performance, with a 5.91 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 10.2 innings during his major league appearances this season.

His career statistics also reflect a 5.12 ERA over 139 innings, encompassing his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers.

While his track record might not be impressive, the possibility of his free agency could present a new opportunity for him to find his stride with a different team willing to take a chance on his potential. Photo Credit:  Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports