November 24, 1980 |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|September 7, 2006, for the Colorado Rockies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 14, 2009, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through 2011 season)
|Runs batted in||31|
Salazar was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Colorado Rockies on March 28, 2007. He was recalled by the Diamondbacks on July 6, 2007, after struggling outfielder Carlos Quentin was sent down. Salazar was batting .301 with eight home runs and 50 RBI with the Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders at the time of his recall.
Salazar was non-tendered following the 2008 season, and became a free agent. He signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 22, 2008. In October 2009 Salazar was granted free agency.
Salazar signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on December 23, 2010.
On February 14, 2012, Salazar signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays with an invite to spring training. On July 1, he was playing right field for the Durham Bulls when they traveled to Buffalo to play the Bisons. Salazar was mercilessly heckled by a group of fans celebrating in the party deck behind him, calling him "Sally" among other things. In spite of this, Salazar wound up going 2-4 on the day with three runs scored and an RBI. However, the trauma from the taunts evidently stuck with him, as he did not appear in another game that series, or in the following one against Norfolk. He was released during the All-Star Break on July 10.
- D-backs do not tender 2009 contracts to four
- "O's sign ex-Pirate Salazar to minor league deal". Baltimore Sun. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
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