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Royals grant release of minor league pitcher Mario Santiago; Santiago to sign with Korean club

KANSAS CITY, MO (December 14, 2011) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that club has granted the release of minor league right-handed pitcher Mario Santiago in order for Santiago to sign a contract with the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).

The soon-to-be 27-year-old Santiago (his birthday is on Friday) pitched with both Omaha (AAA) and Northwest Arkansas (AA) in 2011.  The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder recorded a combined record of 8-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 35 games (11 starts) last season.  The Royals selected the resident of Salinas, Puerto Rico, in the 16th round of the 2005 Draft.

KANSAS CITY, MO (December 14, 2011) - The Kansas City Royals announced today that club has granted the release of minor league right-handed pitcher Mario Santiago in order for Santiago to sign a contract with the SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).

The soon-to-be 27-year-old Santiago (his birthday is on Friday) pitched with both Omaha (AAA) and Northwest Arkansas (AA) in 2011.  The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder recorded a combined record of 8-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 35 games (11 starts) last season.  The Royals selected the resident of Salinas, Puerto Rico, in the 16th round of the 2005 Draft.

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