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Angel Salazar (baseball)



Argenis Antonio Salazar Yepez [ar-HAY-nees sah-lah-THAR] is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos (1983-84), Kansas City Royals (1986-87) and Chicago Cubs (1988). He batted and threw right-handed.

Salazar, who was known by the nickname "Angel", was signed by Montreal as an amateur free agent in 1980. He made his debut in the 1983 season.

Following the long string of shortstops coming from Venezuela, Salazar showed good range, soft hands, a really quick release, and a strong and accurate arm. Nevertheless, he struggled with the bat, most of time near the Mendoza Line.

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