Sixth-inning pitch breaks Santiago's hand

PHILADELPHIA -- Royals catcher Benito Santiago will miss six
to eight weeks after breaking his left hand in Kansas City's 10-4
victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Santiago left the game after he was hit by a pitch from Geoff
Geary in the sixth inning. He hit a three-run homer in the first
inning, and is hitting .274 with six homers and 23 RBI in his
first season with Kansas City.

"It cracked pretty good," Santiago said. "It's a hard thing
to go through right now, but there's nothing I can do."

Santiago, 39, signed a $4.3 million, two-year contract in
December after playing three seasons with the San Francisco Giants.
He'll be replaced by Kelly Stinnett.

"He's played really well for us. It's a big loss," Royals
manager Tony Pena said.