ST. PETERSBURG - Yerry De Los Santos is off to a good start in his Major League debut.
After another scoreless inning on Wednesday night, the 24-year-old right-hander has a 2.92 ERA and an 0.97 WHIP in 12 appearances. That includes 13 strikeouts and 4 walks in 12.1 innings.
"I feel very comfortable," De Los Santos said through team translator Mike Gonzalez. "This group of guys has been great, and I’ve been learning a lot from them."
De Los Santos has been a late inning reliever in the minors, capable of going multiple innings and pitching late in the game. He's had a similar role so far with the Pirates. The role is familiar, but De Los Santos has noticed the difference in talent level in the big leagues.
"The caliber of hitters up here is different," said De Los Santos. "They ...
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