Fernando Salas
RP FA
3 months ago

Salas' contract was selected by the Angels on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

He recently inked a minor league deal with the Angels, and now Salas will join the club as a member of the 40-man roster just before rosters expand. The Angels transferred Alex Meyer to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot for Salas. He figures to take on a low-leverage role out of the Angels' bullpen.

Fernando Salas
RP FA
4 months ago1 Comment

Salas signed a minor-league deal with the Angels on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He will report to Triple-A Salt Lake after being released by the Mets earlier in the week. Salas has been terrible this year (6.00 ERA in 45 innings), but he had some success with the Halos in 2014 and 2015, so perhaps he can recapture that form. Even if he does earn a trip back to the big leagues, it will likely be in a low-leverage role.

Fernando Salas
RP FA
4 months ago

The Mets requested release waivers on Salas on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was designated for assignment last week, and now the team will officially cut ties with the journeyman reliever.

Fernando Salas
RP FA
4 months ago

Salas was designated for assignment Thursday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Dominic Smith getting his much-anticipated promotion to the bigs on Friday, the Mets needed to clear room on the 40-man roster. Salas, who has struggled to the tune of a 6.00 ERA over 48 appearances, was the odd-man out and will now be subject to waivers.

Fernando Salas
RP FA
6 months ago

Salas was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks while recording only two outs in Friday's loss to the Nationals. He struck out one.

EDGE Analysis

He entered the game in the top of the ninth inning with the Mets down 4-1, but instead of keeping things close Salas allowed the Nats to break the game wide open. The 32-year-old has now been scored upon in three of his last four appearances and carries a 6.14 ERA and 1.70 WHIP, numbers which should have him far away from any fantasy rosters despite his 11 holds on the season.

Fernando Salas
RP FA
7 months ago

Salas gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless sixth inning to pick up his fourth hold of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

A rough stretch in late April has left Salas with a 5.51 ERA and 1.71 WHIP, but he's now posted six straight scoreless appearances and seems to be back in form. After recording a career-high 20 holds last year between the Mets and Angels, the 31-year-old righty could challenge that mark again in 2017.

Fernando Salas
RP FA
8 months ago

Salas will serve as the Mets' closer Friday should a save situation arise, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Collins has to get creative with his bullpen Friday after the Mets survived a 16-inning marathon against the Marlins to open the series. Salas did fire two scoreless frames in Thursday's win, but with Hansel Robles, Josh Smoker, and Addison Reed all getting the night off, he'll be the temporary closer. Expect Addison Reed to reclaim closing duties as early as Saturday.

Fernando Salas
RP FA
9 months 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 FA
9 months 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 FA
9 months 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.