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Fernando Salas | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Mets released RHP Fernando Salas.
Salas was designated for assignment last week to open a 40-man roster spot for top first base prospect Dominic Smith and the 32-year-old right-hander passed through waivers unclaimed. He had a 6.00 ERA in 48 appearances this season out of the Mets' bullpen. Aug 16 - 12:20 AM

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Mets designated RHP Fernando Salas for assignment.

That clears a spot on the 40-man roster for top first base prospect Dominic Smith, who is expected to make his big league debut Friday against the Phillies. This move was long overdue as Salas has pitched to a brutal 6.00 ERA over 48 appearances this year. Despite his poor results this season, the 32-year-old shouldn't take long to resurface.
Aug 10 - 11:24 PM

Fernando Salas will arrive to Mets camp on Sunday.

Salas has been away from the club while pitching in the World Baseball Classic and also had a work visa issue that is now resolved. He'll be heavily relied on in a setup role at the start of the season if Jeurys Familia indeed faces a suspension from the league for his domestic violence incident.
Mar 18 - 8:42 AM

Fernando Salas said Sunday that his visa issue is now resolved and he'll pick it up before rejoining the Mets.

Salas is away from the club right now pitching in the World Baseball Classic, and it looks as though he'll be ready to partake in Grapefruit League games upon his return. The right-hander is slated to open the season in a setup role for the Mets.
Mar 13 - 12:08 AM

Updating a previous item, Marc Carig of Newsday is now reporting that the Mets expect Fernando Salas' work visa issue to be resolved during the World Baseball Classic.

Carig reported earlier on Wednesday that Salas was not being allowed to pitch in spring games -- only simulated ones -- due to an issue with his work visa. This apparently won't be a problem come the start of the regular season, as Carig hears that the reliever will be picking up the proper work visa during next week's World Baseball Classic. Salas will be pitching for Team Mexico at the event.
Mar 1 - 11:09 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that Fernando Salas will not be allowed to pitch in games until he sorts out an issue with his work visa.

Carig does not offer specifics as to what the issue is here, but until Salas has all his ducks in a row on the visa front, he will not be able to pitch in games. Simulated games, however, are being allowed. He pitched in one of those on Wednesday. The Mets reliever does have the proper visa for World Baseball Classic play and is expected to pitch for Team Mexico in the spring tournament. Per Carig, the Mets are hopeful that his work visa issue will be resolved before the start of the regular season.
Source: Newsday
Mar 1 - 9:58 PM

Mets signed RHP Fernando Salas to a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal was reported earlier this month and it's now official. Salas compiled a 2.08 ERA and 19/0 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings after joining the Mets last season and will return as a back-end bullpen option for Terry Collins.
Feb 15 - 8:50 AM

James Wagner of the New York Times reports that Fernando Salas will receive $3 million on his one-year contract with the Mets.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported earlier in the afternoon that the two sides had reached an agreement on the deal. Wagner notes that Salas can also earn an additional $350,000 in performance-based incentives. The deal is still pending a physical.
Feb 3 - 3:26 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have reached an agreement to bring back free agent reliever Fernando Salas on a one-year deal.

Financial details have not yet been disclosed and the deal is still pending a physical. The 31-year-old right-hander adds another valuable arm to the back end of the Mets bullpen. He posted a 2.08 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 19/0 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings with the Mets in 2016 after coming over in a deadline deal from the Angels.
Feb 3 - 2:35 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that six teams are showing interest in Fernando Salas.

Berardino notes that the Twins are not among them. Salas, 31, is coming off a 3.91 ERA and 64/19 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings last season between the Angels and Mets. He's one name in a still sizable group of relievers who should find a home soon.
Jan 24 - 9:25 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:38:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 06:26:00 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.
Tue, May 17, 2016 03:00:00 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.
Sat, May 14, 2016 01:59:00 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.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 10:59:00 PM

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2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Reyes
3Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
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RF1Curtis Granderson
2Brandon Nimmo
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2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
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R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Chase Bradford