#34 Richard Salazar, P

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Position: P
Date of Birth: 10/06/1981
Height: 5' 11"   Weight: 200 lbs
College Experience: Miami-Dade College
Bats: L
Throws: L
Resides: Caracas, VZ

Biography:

The Caracas, Venezuela native started the 2011 season with then-reigning American Association Champions, Shreveport-Bossier Captains. In 12 starts, Salazar went 4-4, posting a 4.61 ERA in a hitter-friendly South Division before being released. With the Explorers, he went 3-2 in 8 starts, pitching one complete game. In 54.1 innings pitched, Salazar struck out 35 batters, while only allowing 12 free passes and 26 earned runs, giving him a 4.31 ERA.

“We’re delighted to have a veteran pitcher in Richard Salazar returning for the 2012 season,” commented X’s Field Manager Stan Cliburn. “He brings experience and leadership to the pitching staff.”

The 2012 season marks Salazar’s fifth year in the American Association. Over four seasons, mainly as a starter, he has accumulated a 27-18 record and posted a solid 3.84 ERA with 284 strikeouts and 132 walks in 405 innings pitched. Those career numbers place him 6th (strikeouts), 7th (wins) and 8th (innings pitched) among other pitchers in the American Association.  In 2010, Salazar was selected as an All-Star for the South Division. That year he had a career high 10 wins for the Captains, while allowing only 51 earned runs over 121.1 innings pitched.

Prior to his years in the American Association, Salazar was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the 2001 MLB Amateur Draft. He was in the Orioles organization for six years, working his way up to the Norfolk Tide, the Triple-A affiliate of Baltimore. During those years, the 29-year-old lefty saw most of his action out of the bullpen, playing in 216 games. He posted a 17-14 record with a strong 3.75 ERA in 358 innings pitched.
 

 

Career Statistics »

Year League Club IP W L GP ERA R H BB SO SV ER
2011 American Association Sioux City 54.1 3 2 8 4.31 27 69 12 35 0 26
2011 American Association Shreveport-Bossier 70.1 4 4 12 4.61 49 99 28 52 0 36
2010 American Association Shreveport-Bossier 121.1 10 4 19 3.78 56 127 39 83 0 51
2009 American Association Shreveport-Bossier 18.2 2 1 3 2.41 6 19 3 19 0 5
2009 American Association Wichita 49.2 3 0 29 3.44 24 49 16 33 3 19
2008 American Association Wichita 90.2 5 7 28 3.57 42 81 34 62 0 36
2007 International Norfolk 7.2 1 0 8 11.75 10 11 5 7 0 10
2007 Eastern Bowie 6.1 0 0 5 5.69 8 8 4 9 0 4
2007 Carolina Frederick 53.2 4 0 35 3.35 31 56 19 48 2 20
2006 Eastern Bowie 5.1 0 0 5 5.06 3 5 4 6 0 3
2006 Carolina Frederick 65.0 1 5 36 3.60 29 61 29 48 1 26
2005 Carolina Frederick 44.1 2 1 23 4.47 22 44 27 40 0 22
2005 South Atlantic Delmarva 4.0 1 0 3 9.00 6 2 5 5 0 4
2003 Carolina Frederick 8.2 0 0 6 10.39 11 8 8 4 0 10
2003 South Atlantic Delmarva 63.1 5 3 41 1.85 17 44 21 65 3 13
2002 Eastern Bowie 16.2 0 0 8 4.32 8 15 15 19 0 8
2002 Appalachian Bluefield 11.0 1 0 7 .82 1 3 5 15 0 1
2001 Gulf Coast GCL Orioles 2.0 0 0 1 .00 0 2 1 2 0 0
2001 Appalachian Bluefield 4.2 1 0 2 3.86 2 5 0 7 0 2
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