Fernando Salas RP LAA 2 weeks ago

Salas picked up his second save behind a clean inning with a strikeout in Monday's win over the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Salas and Joe Smith continue to alternate save opportunities. This was a bounceback for Salas, who blew the save Saturday against Seattle as he allowed a run on two hits and only got one out. Even with that rough outing, Salas has solid numbers on the season, as Monday's clean inning lowered his ERA to 2.29 to go with 18 strikeouts in 19.2 innings. Neither Salas nor Smith is likely to keep the closer's role once Huston Street returns from an oblique injury.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 2 weeks ago

Salas struck out a pair of batters in a perfect ninth inning to record his first save of the season Friday versus the Mariners.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Joe Smith put three men on base while throwing 26 pitches during the eighth inning, opening the door for Salas to come on and close the game out. Smith is 2-for-2 in save opportunities since Huston Street (oblique) went on the DL, but Salas' impressive 1.96 ERA and 0.76 WHIP are far more impressive and could earn him a share of the ninth-inning duties until Street returns.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 1 month ago

Salas struck out two and allowed one hit in 1.2 innings against the Mariners on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Salas has pitched 10.1 innings this year, posting a 3.48 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP with a total of nine strikeouts. Besides a rough debut to the season, he has only allowed two runs in the previous 9.1 innings, partially due to an extremely low .167 BABIP. Salas earned career-bests in strikeout and walk rates in 2015, but has regressed throughout the early portion of this season. He will especially need to improve upon his 15.4 percent HR/FB rate, which he saw jump to a career-worst 10.8 percent last season.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 5 months ago

Salas and the Angels agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million contract Thursday to avoid arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Salas's deal proves the value of strikeouts, as he has been thoroughly mediocre for the past four years (4.05 ERA in 221 games, three out of four seasons with an ERA of 4.00 or worse). Still, Salas has 217 strikeouts with 209 innings over that span, and that's worth enough to keep him getting paid.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 1 year ago

Salas allowed one run on two hits while striking out two in a loss to the A's on Monday.

Salas has struggled early in 2015, allowing four runs in six appearances, but he has walked just one batter while striking out six over that span. Salas has been relegated to a mop-up role of late, as he has yet to enter a game in 2015 where the Angels have been ahead, with five of six outings coming when the team was trailing by three or more runs.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 1 year ago

Salas and the Angels avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.37 million deal Friday, Los Angeles Times writer Dylan Hernandez reports.

Brought over from St. Louis as part of the David Freese trade from last year, Salas had a fine season in the Angels' bullpen, allowing 50 hits while posting 61 strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA in just under 59 innings. He should again establish a presence in the middle innings for the Angels in 2015.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 2 years ago

Salas pitched a clean inning with a strikeout to tally a win against the A's on Thursday.

Salas took over for Houston Street in the tenth inning Thursday, and was able to pick up the victory after a Howie Kendrick sacrifice fly in the bottom of the frame ended the contest. Salas seems to be in the right place at the right time this season, as he is a perfect 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA in 48.1 innings.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 2 years ago

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.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 2 years ago

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.

Fernando Salas RP LAA 2 years ago

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.