Backup catcher Drew Butera, acquired in a December trade from the Dodgers, signed for $987,500 to also avoid arbitration.
Santiago, who went 6-9 last season with a 3.75 earned run average in 30 games, 24 of them starts, signed for $2.29 million. The 26-year-old, who was demoted to triple-A Salt Lake for three weeks last May and June, was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal for slugger Mark Trumbo before 2014.
Ramos, who went 2-6 with a 3.70 ERA in 43 games, seven of them starts, for the Tampa Bay Rays last season, signed for $1,312,500. The 30-year-old former Long Beach State standout was acquired in November for minor league reliever Mark Sappington.
If they can’t come to terms before Friday morning, they will exchange salary figures with the team. The sides will then have two weeks to agree on a 2015 contract before going to arbitration hearings, which are scheduled for Feb. 1-21.