Santiago's younger brother joins organization

Santiago's younger brother joins organization

CHICAGO -- Although he was not drafted, Anthony Santiago, the younger brother of White Sox left-handed reliever Hector Santiago, has officially joined the organization.

The younger Santiago was a catcher in college but with his plus arm is being converted to a pitcher with Advanced Rookie Bristol, where he will begin his professional career.

"That's awesome," said Hector. "It's something that we just want him to get into baseball. He just wanted a shot to play.

"It's amazing that he can get a chance with an organization somewhere that I know very well and I can kind of explain to him who the guys are who would look out for him to help him out more, just who to pick their brain and who can help him out the most."

After throwing a couple of side sessions, Anthony figures to join Bristol's active roster in about one week. The Santiago brothers will be together this February in Arizona with pursuit of the same goal -- helping the White Sox.

"Spring Training will be real fun," Santiago said. "We'll be able to play together this spring for the first time since high school."