Dennis Anfernee Santana…resides in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic with his wife Mari, and son Dennis Jr…signed by Los Angeles as a free agent in 2013 and signed by scouts Elvio Jimenez, Patrick Guerrero and Bob Engle.
Earned his first MLB call-up after going 1-3 with a 2.54 ERA in 10 minor league starts with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City…combined to limit opponents to a .196 batting average with 65 strikeouts against just 16 walks in 49.2 innings ... Earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors for May 20 during his short stay in OKC (May 18-30) ... Recalled by the Dodgers and made his big league debut June 1 at Colorado, recording his first Major League win after allowing five runs on six hits over 3.2 innings of relief and striking out four…also collected his first big league hit and RBI in his first at-bat, stroking a two-run double in the fourth inning off Tyler Anderson ... Scratched from what was to be his first scheduled start June 7 at Pittsburgh and spent rest of the season rehabbing a strained rotator cuff.
Split time between Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, combining to go 8-7 with a 4.11 ERA and striking out 129 batters against 45 walks in 118.1 innings in 24 games (21 starts)...Began the season with the Quakes and earned a California League All-Star selection after going 5-6 with a 3.57 ERA in 17 games (14 starts)...struck out 92 batters against just 22 walks in 85.2 innings...Promoted to Tulsa on July 20 and went 3-1 with a 5.57 ERA in seven starts for the Drillers, while also leading the club to the Texas League championship...in the playoffs, he went 1-1 and tossed 13.0 scoreless innings in two starts and held hitters to a .184 average, while also striking out 18 batters against just three walks...Added to the 40-man on Nov. 20.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Great Lakes, going 5-9 with a 3.07 ERA and held hitters to a .209 average in 25 games (14 starts)...struck out 124 batters against 56 walks in 111.1 innings...As a starter he went 1-7 with a 2.97 ERA (23 ER/69.2 IP) in 14 starts, while going 4-2 with a 3.24 ERA (15 ER/41.2 IP) in 11 relief appearances...Selected to the Midwest League mid-season All-Star team.
Combined to go 2-5 with a 6.42 ERA (34 ER/47.2 IP) with Rookie-level AZL Dodgers and Rookie-level Ogden in 13 games (11 starts)...Struck out 52 batters against 38 walks in 47.2 innings.
Converted from shortstop to pitcher and made his pro debut on the mound with Rookie-level DSL Dodgers, going 2-1 with a 1.05 ERA (4 ER/34.1 IP) in 20 games (one start)...Held hitters to a .156 average and posted a 0.99 WHIP...struck out 38 batters against 15 walks and allowed just one home run over 34.1 innings.
In his first professional season, he hit .198 (34-for-172) with four doubles, two homers and 25 RBI in 56 games with the Rookie-level DSL Dodgers.