Oscar Salazar (baseball)

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Oscar Salazar
Oscar Salazar on June 28, 2009.jpg
Salazar with the Baltimore Orioles
Born: (1978-06-27) June 27, 1978 (age 38)
Maracay, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 2002, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 2010, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .272
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 52

Oscar Enrique Salazar (born June 27, 1978 in Maracay, Venezuela) is a former Major League Baseball infielder.


Signed by Oakland as an amateur free agent in 1994, Salazar was selected off waivers by the Detroit Tigers in 2002, making his debut in that season.

In one season as a backup with the Tigers, Salazar batted .190 with one home run and three RBI in three games.

In 2003, Salazar was diagnosed with injuries in his arm and shoulder which required season-ending surgery. He worked out in 2004 spring training, but his recovery was slower than expected. He played that season for the Buffalo Bisons, the Cleveland Indians' Triple-A team.

In 2005, Salazar played for Cancún of the Mexican League.[1] He played for his hometown team, the Tigres de Aragua the Caribbean Series, after he plays on his actual team, Tiburones de La Guaira.[2]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Salazar joined the Orioles system in 2007, when he played for the Bowie Baysox of the Double-A Eastern League. He began 2008 with the Norfolk Tides of the International League.

On June 10, 2008, Salazar was called up to the Orioles to replace struggling starter Steve Trachsel on the roster.

On July 19, 2009 Salazar was traded to the San Diego Padres for relief pitcher Cla Meredith.

On February 1, 2011, the Padres designated Salazar for Assignment. He was released by the Padres on March 28, 2011.

On April 14, 2011, Salazar signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins.

On February 12, 2012, Salazar passed a try out for a Japanese team, Yokohama DeNA BayStars and signed a contract. He was released by the BayStars on October 16, 2012.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Oscar Salazar MLB Baseball at CBSSports.com". CBS Sports. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ Frisaro, Joe (February 6, 2007). "Venezuela holds off Puerto Rico; Victory over host gives Dominican Republic the title". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 

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