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45-36 5-5 L2
38-40 7-3 W5
37-41 4-6 L1
30-46 5-5 L1
29-51 3-7 L2

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2024 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .500 0 3 1.125 0

Top Cesar Salazar News

  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Officially promoted

    The Astros recalled Salazar from Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Salazar will come up from the minors to serve as temporary depth behind the plate while Yainer Diaz recovers from a finger injury. The 28-year-old Salazar has slashed .274/.387/.458 with 35 RBI across 204 plate appearances with Sugar Land this season, though Victor Caratini will likely receive most of the starts at catcher until Diaz is healthy. Joey Loperfido was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Expected to be recalled

    The Astros are expected to recall Salazar from Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday, Ari Alexander of KPRC 2 in Houston reports.

    Yainer Diaz was hit in the right hand by a foul tip during Sunday's loss to the Angels. He was able to stay in the game, but Salazar's impending addition to the roster could indicate that Diaz will have to miss some time. The Astros should offer more clarity later Tuesday.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Ticketed for Triple-A

    The Astros optioned Salazar to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Salazar was always destined for Sugar Land as long as Yainer Diaz and Victor Caratini were healthy. He'll see regular starts behind the plate with the affiliate.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Sent back to Triple-A

    Salazar was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

    Salazar has been back and forth between the majors and Triple-A several times this season, notching two hits in 18 total at-bats with the big club. Houston will operate with two catchers (Martin Maldonado and Yainer Diaz) for the time being.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Called up Friday

    Salazar was called up from Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

    After being sent down to Sugar Land on Monday, Salazar will return to the big leagues and replace Yordan Alvarez (oblique) on the 26-man roster after Alvarez was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday. Salazar has gone 2-for-14 with a run scored over limited action with the Astros this season and he'll likely operate as an additional bat off the bench while drawing an occasional start behind the plate. His addition to the roster could be a sign Houston plans to give Yainer Diaz more time at DH while Alvarez is sidelined.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Optioned to Triple-A

    Salazar was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday.

    As expected, Salazar will head back to Triple-A on Monday, returning to Sugar Land after he went 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in the month of May as the Astros' third catcher. Grae Kessinger had his contract selected from Sugar Land and will replace Salazar on the major-league roster.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Slated to return to minors

    The Astros plan to option Salazar to Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports.

    Salazar began the 2023 season on the Astros' major-league roster, but he's played in just 10 games and has hit .143 with a run. The 27-year-old should have an opportunity to see more consistent playing time in the minors.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Added to roster

    The Astros selected Salazar's contract from Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.

    Houston is carrying three catcher on their Opening Day roster, which could allow Yainer Diaz to see some starts at designated hitter. Salazar will be making his major-league debut when he gets into a game.

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  • Astros' Cesar Salazar: Cracks Opening Day roster

    Salazar will be included on the Astros' Opening Day roster, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    With Houston optioning Korey Lee to Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday, Yainer Diaz and Salazar will share backup duties behind starting catcher Martin Maldonado. Salazar has flashed decent power in recent minor-league seasons and produced a sparkling .979 OPS over 27 plate appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Hermosillo, Mexico
Age: 28
School: Arizona
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R