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2015 Player Projection: Fernando Salas

Fernando Salas may not be the most exciting member of the Angels bullpen but he proved to be a major reason the relief corps turned things around last season. Is he ready for a bigger role in 2015? What happened in 2014?When the Angels made their move to land David Freese to be their new starting third baseman, Jerry Dipoto went out of his way to acquire reliever Fernando Salas...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Questioning Fernando Salas’ 2014 season

Seemingly a throw-in in the Freese-Bourjos swap, Fernando Salas became an underappreciated part of the Angels bullpen turnaround. Not that anyone really noticed. Does anyone realize that Salas had a career yer?Salas became a thing in 2011 when he had a breakout campaign for the Cardinals, he then began to flounder. His walk rate and strikeout rate were all over the map the next two...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Fernando Salas activated

The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros on Sunday by the score of 6-1, to improve to 51-36 on the season. As the All-Star break approaches, the Angels are in good position to make a run at the Oakland A's in the second half of the season. A key component to the bullpen returned to action yesterday, as Fernando Salas was activated from the disabled list. #450880406 / gettyimages...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Fernando Salas rehab result

The Los Angeles Angels enter Saturday's game against the Houston Astros with a 49-36, just three and half games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. The Angeles offense has been productive all season and are third in the league in runs scored. The pitching staff must improve on their middle of the pack team ERA of 3.89 in order to continue their push in the second...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Fernando Salas placed on DL

Although he did not pitch like he is injured, Los Angels Angels reliever Fernando Salas has landed on the disabled list. Salas has inflammation in his right shoulder, and manager Mike Scioscia feels that a two-week rest will help Salas overcome the problem. The Angels recalled Dane De La Rosa from Triple-A Salt Lake to take Salas's roster spot.#492670373 / gettyimages.comAccording...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Frieri, Salas agree; Angels swap with Freese

The Los Angeles Angels settled half their arbitration cases Friday, agreeing to one-year contract with right-handers Ernesto Frieri and Fernando Salas while exchanging proposed figures with third baseman David Freese and right-hander Kevin Jepsen. Frieri gets $3.8 million and Salas $870,000. Frieri was 2-4 with a 3.80 in 67 relief appearances last year, and Salas went 0-3 with a...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New Hire Orientation: Fernando Salas

Oh, um, hello. Come on in. It's Fernando Salas, right? Thanks for coming in... I guess. /rifles through paperwork Look, I'm going to level with you. I barely know who you are. Sure, I know your name, but aside from that, all I know is that our GM, Jerry, went out of his way to bring you on board. I have no idea why. I'm not trying to insult you, but he really went above and...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals trade Freese and Salas to Angels

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal. The Cardinals also sent reliever Fernando Salas to the Angels on Friday in exchange for outfielder Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk. The 30-year-old Freese was the MVP of the 2011 NLCS and the World Series, setting a major league record...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels get INF Freese, RHP Salas from Cardinals

The Angels traded speedy but often-injured center fielder Peter Bourjos to the St. Louis Cardinals for third baseman David Freese on Friday, freeing up center field for Mike Trout and likely opening a right-field spot for Kole Calhoun. The Angels also acquired Fernando Salas, a 28-year-old right-handed reliever who split 2013 between St. Louis and triple-A Memphis, from the Cardinals...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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