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Fernando Salas | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / STL
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With Joe Smith needing a night off, Fernando Salas got hit second save in four days Monday against the Dodgers.
This after going four years without one. Smith had pitched three straight days, so the Angels didn't want to use him in this one. Salas got the call in a one-run game and retired all three batters he faced. May 17 - 3:00 AM

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Fernando Salas notched his first save since 2011 with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Mariners.

The Angels used Joe Smith in the eighth in order to keep the game close, and rather than try to get a second inning out of him after taking the lead, they chose Salas and it worked out fine. Salas saved 24 games for the Cardinals in 2011, his first full season in the majors, but he's been used a middle reliever or setup man ever since. Now he has that elusive 25th save.
May 14 - 1:59 AM

Angels and RHP Fernando Salas avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.4 million contract.

Salas was the undeserving owner of a 4.24 ERA in 2015, pitching much better than his final numbers suggest. The right-hander struck out 74 batters while walking only 12 in his 63 2/3 innings of work. He'll continue to be used in a middle relief role with the Halos.
Jan 14 - 10:59 PM

Angels and RHP Fernando Salas avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.37 million contract.

Salas was arbitration-eligible for the second time. The relief held a 3.38 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning last season and will again serve as a middle reliever for the Angels in 2015.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Angels recalled RHP Fernando Salas from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Salas holds a solid 3.14 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP in 34 1/3 innings this year for the Angels. He'll operate in middle relief.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Angels optioned RHP Fernando Salas to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Salas has a 3.14 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP in 34 1/3 innings this year for the Angels. He'll be back soon.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Angels activated RHP Fernando Salas from the 15-day disabled list.

Salas has been out with a sore shoulder but got clearance to return after getting through one rehab appearance with no issues. Michael Roth was sent down in a corresponding move.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 01:29:00 PM

Fernando Salas (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Class-A Inland Empire.

It is expected to be a very brief assignment for the veteran right-hander, who could return to the Angels bullpen before the end of the weekend. He has been sidelined since June 15 with inflammation in his right shoulder.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Fernando Salas (shoulder) could go on a short rehab assignment.

The Angels were hoping to activate him Thursday, but he had a bullpen session before the game that manager Mike Scioscia deemed "not quite as crisp" as hit others. "But he's close," Scioscia cautioned. "Nothing major."
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Fernando Salas (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Sunday.

Salas was able to throw all of his pitches and didn't have any issues. He'll throw another bullpen session Tuesday and should be allowed to face hitters after that. Salas should be ready to rejoin the Angels' bullpen pretty soon.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Fernando Salas (shoulder) played catch on Tuesday.

It's the first time he's done any throwing since he was placed on the disabled list on June 15 with right shoulder inflammation. There's no timetable for Salas' return to the mound. He's put up a 2.96 ERA over 27 1/3 relief innings for the Angels this season.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Angels placed RHP Fernando Salas on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Salas has done a nice job out of the Angels bullpen this season, registering a 2.96 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 28/11 K/BB ratio over his 27 1/3 innings. In a corresponding move, Dane De La Rosa was recalled from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Angels avoided arbitration with RHP Fernando Salas by agreeing to a one-year, $870,000 contract.

Salas was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Acquired from the Cardinals in November via trade, the right-hander has posted a 4.36 ERA over the last two seasons.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Angels acquired RHP Fernando Salas and 3B David Freese from the Cardinals in exchange for OFs Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk.

Salas was terrific for the Cards in 2011, but he's been up-and-down the last two seasons, posting a 4.36 ERA. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason and could have been a non-tender candidate. The Angels will use him in middle relief.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Cardinals recalled RHP Fernando Salas from Triple-A Memphis.

Salas will be available out of the Cardinals' bullpen on Tuesday night. The right-hander has posted a pedestrian 4.79 ERA in 20 2/3 innings of relief this season.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Matt Shoemaker
4Nick Tropeano
5Tim Lincecum
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
8Garrett Richards
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cam Bedrosian
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Cory Rasmus
7J.C. Ramirez
8Deolis Guerra
9Jose Alvarez