Padres Designate Oscar Salazar For Assignment

The Padres designated Oscar Salazar for assignment to create roster space for Samuel Deduno, the team announced (on Twitter). The Padres claimed Deduno from the Rockies over the weekend.

Salazar appeared in 85 games for the Padres last year, playing left, right, first, second and third. The 32-year-old Venezuelan hit .237/.318/.336 in 148 plate appearances. In parts of four seasons with the Padres, Orioles and Tigers, Salazar has a .269/.342/.435 line. His lone DL stint with the Padres occurred last August, when he missed four weeks with a right achilles strain.

14 Responses to Padres Designate Oscar Salazar For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. he is a decent pinch hitter

  2. Paul_Zuvella 5 years ago

    Forget Eric Chavez, the Jays should offer him a minor league deal to serve as a backup infielder/outfielder. He is afterall a former Oriole and the Jays LOVE signing ex-Orioles to minor league deals!

  3. RATTY1 5 years ago

    He was Clutch…hit .333 with RISP in 2010…Good Guy to have on the bench…But Pitching Rules in San Diego+++

  4. FanintheSand 5 years ago

    Max effort guy….gave his all every time his name was called. Incredible on the field presence, even if we all closed our eyes when the ball was hit in his direction. Thanks Oscar, and good luck

    • baseball1 5 years ago

      I loved him when he was in Baltimore. I hoe someone gives him a chance to be that pinch hitter bench guy

  5. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    Oscar Salazar – He sounds like a Harry Potter villain pretending to be a teacher in Hogwarts.

  6. rizdak 5 years ago

    Bye Hachi. Good clubhouse guy. Hope he latches on somewhere.

  7. BTW Deduno is only on 40 man. He wont make opening day roster.

  8. verlander 5 years ago

    Wow, seeing the name Oscar Salazar brings back so many memories. God, those Tigers teams of the early ’00s were awful.

  9. Eric 5 years ago

    I agree him being clutch.

    When he was with the Orioles everytime we sent him up to pinch hit he came through.

  10. lefty177 5 years ago

    anybody think the Red Sox could be interested?

  11. hmmm didn’t realize Oscar was so clutch…..

  12. Ohhhplease 5 years ago


  13. Frandsen for middle infield spots and Cantu for the corners

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