Indians Release Juan Salas

According to Stacy Long of the Montgomery Advertiser, the Indians released reliever Juan Salas today (hat tip to DRays Bay).  The Indians had acquired Salas from the Rays on February 19th, designating Andy Marte for assignment to make room.  Salas has a colorful history; here's what I wrote back in February:

Salas, 30, posted a 2.62 ERA in 44.6 Triple A innings last year with excellent strikeout and walk numbers.  Salas' history includes a PED suspension, a falsified birth date, and a conversion from third base.  Aside from that he's known for his cutter.  Salas dealt with an epileptic seizure, a sore elbow, and visa problems in '08.

Meanwhile, Marte went unclaimed and remained with the Tribe.  He's off to a .333/.405/.694 start through 11 games.



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