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.
- Salem Statesman Journal, Aug. 3, 1988: Eugene's big inning helps defeat Salem, 10-4
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