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Fernando Salas | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: New York Mets
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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Mets acquired RHP Fernando Salas from the Angels for RHP Erik Manoah.
Salas owns an underwhelming 4.47 ERA and 45/19 K/BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings this season, but he had been operating as the Angels' closer for the last few weeks with both Huston Street (knee) and Cam Bedrosian (armpit) on the shelf. The 31-year-old right-hander will move into a setup role in New York. Manoah, 20, was sitting on a 5.37 ERA through 62 innings this year with Low-A Brooklyn. Aug 31 - 10:38 PM

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Fernando Salas earned his fourth save of the season Sunday in the Angels' defeat of the Yankees.

Salas struck out two of the three batters he faced in a spotless ninth inning. He has an unsightly 4.56 ERA on the year but is the Angels' current closer by default.
Aug 21 - 6:26 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Wilmer Flores
2Kelly Johnson
3Ty Kelly
4Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
3B1Jose Reyes
2T.J. Rivera
3Eric Campbell
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Michael Conforto
3Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
6Hansel Robles
7Josh Edgin
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Gabriel Ynoa
11Josh Smoker
12Erik Goeddel
13Jenrry Mejia