Saladino agreed to a contract to play with the Samsung Lions of the KBO on Tuesday, Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports. He receives a $100,000 signing bonus, a $700,000 base salary and up to $100,000 in incentives. Saladino saw time with the Brewers as a utility infielder in 2019, hitting .123 with two home runs, two steals and a 36.6 percent strikeout rate in 71 plate appearances.
Saladino (shoulder) was non-tendered by the Brewers on Monday. Saladino has proven valuable as a utility player for the Brewers over the last two seasons, but the two sides were unable to come to terms on a deal. He hit .123 with two home runs (both grand slams) and two stolen bases in 28 contests with Milwaukee last year.
Saladino is dealing with recurring shoulder soreness and is done for the season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Saladino was on the verge of joining the Brewers for the stretch run, but he apparently suffered some sort of setback with his injured shoulder, and will not play again this season.
Saladino (shoulder) was scratched from the lineup at Double-A Biloxi on Saturday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Saladino has been battling a shoulder issue since late August. He appeared to be ready to return to game action but evidently needs at least a little more time.
Saladino (shoulder) has been transferred to Double-A Biloxi and will be active for Saturday's game at Jackson. This move sends Saladino to a Brewers affiliate that is still playing playoff games and signals that he is close to rejoining the big-league roster. Once he is back in the majors, Saladino will serve as a utility infielder off the bench.
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