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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Daniel Cardenas proved bright spot at Salem, saw 4 seasons

Daniel Cardenas 1990 Yakima Bears card
The Salem Dodgers lost big in this August 1988 game, but the club did have some bright spots, according to The Salem Statesman Journal.

One of those bright spots The Salem Journal noted Daniel Cardenas' performance. Cardenas went 3 for 4 for Salem in the 10-4 loss.

Cardenas played in that game for Salem in his first season as a pro. He went on to play in four. He made it to high-A, but no higher.

Cardenas started that season, signed by the Dodgers as a free agent out of his native Dominican Republic.

Assigned to short-season Salem that first year, Cardenas got into 41 games as an outfielder. He hit .222, with three home runs and 17 RBI.

He moved to the rookie Gulf Coast League for 1989. His average improved to .261 over 55 games. He hit four home runs, with 36 RBI.

For 1990, he played at short-season Yakima, but saw only 19 appearances. He hit .254. Cardenas then played his final season at high-A Bakersfield. He hit .238 over 80 games to end his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,816
Made the Majors:1,066-37.9%
Never Made Majors:1,750-62.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 443
10+ Seasons in the Minors:266

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