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Fernando Salas | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jan 17 - 4:10 PM

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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

Cardinals optioned RHP Fernando Salas to Triple-A Memphis.

Salas gave up three runs over 1 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Pirates, so the Cardinals sent him down in order to get a fresh arm for Tuesday's doubleheader. He should be back later this summer.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Cardinals recalled RHP Fernando Salas from Triple-A Memphis.

Salas was optioned to Memphis last month after recovering from a shoulder ailment, but he's earned his way back with a 0.77 ERA and 11/1 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 Triple-A innings. He'll be used in middle relief.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 12:24:00 PM

The Cardinals will recall Fernando Salas from Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

Salas will provide bullpen depth after being demoted to Triple-A last month. The 28-year-old right-hander returns to a 3.86 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 16 1/3 innings of relief this season.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 03:40:00 PM

Cardinals activated RHP Fernando Salas from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Memphis.

Salas is recovered from his right shoulder injury, but the Cardinals want him to get in more work against Triple-A competition. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 3.86 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 12/3 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings of relief this season out of the St. Louis bullpen.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Fernando Salas (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment this week with Triple-A Memphis.

Salas has been sidelined for nearly a month due to right shoulder irritation. The Cardinals will likely want to see how he responds to throwing on back-to-back days before bringing him back from the disabled list.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Fernando Salas (shoulder) could be cleared to resume throwing off a mound by early next week.

Salas recently began playing catch and has reported no issues with his right shoulder. He's been on the disabled list since May 20 because of right shoulder irritation.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Fernando Salas (shoulder) played catch Thursday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.

Salas has been sidelined since May 20 due to right shoulder irritation. It sounds like the cortisone shot has done its job, but we should know more as he continues to build his workload.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Fernando Salas received a shot Thursday to help the inflammation in his right shoulder.

Salas doesn't have any structural damage, but the Cardinals will shut him down for a while and hope the shot helps to speed his recovery along. There's no timetable for his return.
Thu, May 23, 2013 10:49:00 PM

Cardinals placed RHP Fernando Salas on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with right shoulder irritation.

The severity of the injury isn't yet known, but the move clears a spot for Wednesday's starter, Tyler Lyons. Rookie right-hander Carlos Martinez could see an increased role during Salas' absence.
Wed, May 22, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Fernando Salas served up a game-winning home run to Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy on Sunday in St. Louis.

The 10th-inning shot sailed into the left field bleachers at Busch Stadium and cost the Cardinals a chance at a three-game series sweep. Salas would probably be in line for save chances right now if he was pitching at all competently. He owns an 8.31 ERA in 4 1/3 innings.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Fernando Salas hasn't allowed a run since August 2.

Salas hit a rough patch in the middle of this summer but has been lights out since. The right-hander has a 3.94 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 48 total innings this season.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 10:48:00 AM

Fernando Salas said he feels more comfortable after moving back to the left side of the pitching rubber.

Salas was on the left side last year, when he posted a 2.28 ERA in 68 appearances, but for some reason he moved to the right side this season and has really struggled. Pitching back on the left side, he didn't allow a hit in two scoreless innings Tuesday. It would be a big boost for the Cards' bullpen if this minor tweak can lead to better results for the righty.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 08:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
2Ian Stewart
LF1Josh Hamilton
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Garrett Richards
5Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ernesto Frieri
2Joe Smith
3Sean Burnett
4Kevin Jepsen
5Michael Kohn
6Fernando Salas
7Brian Moran
8Ryan Brasier
9Jose Alvarez
10Yoslan Herrera
11Dane De La Rosa