Fernando Salas
RP NYM
6 days ago

Salas gave up a hit and struck out one in 0.2 innings of relief during Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He was a late arrival in camp due to visa issues and the WBC, but Salas still has just enough time left on the spring schedule to get ready for Opening Day. With Jeurys Familia expected to face a suspension to begin the season, Salas could find himself as the Mets' top right-handed set-up man in April.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
7 days ago

Salas arrived at camp with the Mets on Sunday after finally getting a work visa, and he'll make his first appearance of the spring Monday, The New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

He pitched in a couple of games for Team Mexico at the WBC, but Salas is still behind the rest of the bullpen when it comes to getting ready for Opening Day. Mets manager Terry Collins suggested he might use Salas every other day for the rest of the exhibition schedule to allow the righty to catch up.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
1 week ago

Salas has not yet acquired his work visa and reported to camp with the Mets, The New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was expected to pick up the visa back home in Mexico during the WBC, but that plan apparently fell apart. Salas suggested his difficulty getting the visa stems from the fact that he re-signed with the Mets late in the offseason, but if he isn't able to attend spring training soon, his availability for Opening Day could be in some jeopardy. The team's already expecting Jeurys Familia to be unavailable in April due to a suspension, so losing Salas as well -- even if only for a week or two -- could put a lot of early strain on the bullpen.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
2 weeks ago

Salas said Sunday his work visa is finally ready and that he'll rejoin the team after picking it up, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Salas has yet to make a spring training appearance this year due to issues surrounding his work visa, but it sounds like he should be able to get some Grapefruit work in soon. The 31-year-old was fairly effective after being traded by the Angels to New York last year, fanning 19 batters and posting a 2.08 ERA in limited action (17.1 innings), so the Mets will undoubtedly be hoping for more of the same from the middle reliever in 2017.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
4 weeks ago

Salas is dealing with issues with his visa but it will be resolved next week, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Salas will reportedly pick up a work visa in Mexico while he's with the World Baseball Classic team and should be fine to rejoin the club after that. He figures to serve as a middle relief pitcher for the club this season, but could work into a late-inning role if he pitches well.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
2 months ago

Salas will earn $3 million with the Mets in 2017, James Wagner of the New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Salas agreed to terms with the Mets pending the results of his physical earlier Friday, and now it appears that it's a done deal. He had a strong stint with the Mets down the stretch in 2016 with 19 strikeouts and zero walks across 17.1 innings and he figures to work primarily in the middle innings but could work his way into a setup role depending on Jeurys Familia's status.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
2 months ago

Salas agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Mets on Friday, pending a physical, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever spent the bulk of last season with the Angels before being dealt to the Mets in August. He pitched well across 17 appearances with the Mets, notching a 3.20 ERA along with a 0.635 WHIP. Salas did not walk a singer batter during his one-month stint with the Mets. He was one of the better remaining relief arms on the free agent market and he should be a serviceable middle relief arm for the Mets provided he passes his physical.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
7 months ago

Salas was traded from the Angels to the Mets on Wednesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Salas' overall numbers aren't impressive, his stat line in the second half (2.93 ERA, 3.47 FIP) tell a different story about his current state. He should provide the Mets with more depth in the bullpen as they enter roster expansion in September and continue the quest for a playoff spot, but won't be a closer like he was in Los Angeles of late. It's unclear who will take over the closer role in his place, but J.C. Ramirez may be the top candidate.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
7 months ago

Salas allowed a hit and a walk but converted his sixth save in a scoreless ninth Tuesday over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Salas is perfect in three chances since he took over for the injured Huston Street on August 16. He has been shaky all year long, though, as he has served up nine home runs (1.5 HR/9) and has just 45 strikeouts in 55.1 innings, a profile that along with his 4.47 ERA screams disaster waiting to happen.

Fernando Salas
RP NYM
7 months ago

Salas pitched a scoreless inning while striking out two to record his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Salas now has four saves to go with five blown saves on the year, and he owns a 4.56 ERA to go with a 1.26 WHIP. He currently owns the highest ERA of his seven-year career.