"What a big blast," Hornets' manager Trey Hillman told The News & Record afterward of Salcedo's grand slam. "He's got the ability to do that a lot. He's young and fairly inexperienced, but with the kind of work ethic and attitude he has, he's got a shot to get some more playing time."
Though he hit that grand slam, Salcedo never seemed to get enough time on the field. He saw 33 games for Greensboro that year - 36 on the year as a whole. But he never saw more than 61 games in a campaign. He briefly saw AA, but he never saw the majors.
Salcedo's career began in 1990, signed by the Yankees as a free agent out of his native Puerto Rico.
Salcedo started with the Yankees in the rookie Gulf Coast League. The catcher hit .152 in 16 games.
He moved to Greensboro for 33 games in 1991 and saw three more in the GCL. He hit .184 on the season, with two home runs.
Salcedo made high-A Prince William for 1992 and returned there for 1993. He saw 41 games and hit .250 in 1992 and then hit .163 over 23 games in 1993. He hit another grand slam in an April 1992 11-1 win.
He played 1994 between high-A Tampa and independent San Bernardino. He and teammate Derek Jeter each had three RBI in a May Tampa game. He hit .224 in 61 games on the year.
Salcedo played in one more season. He saw three games at AA Norwich with the Yankees and seven at independent Spartanburg to end his career.
- Greensboro News & Record, July 9, 1991: Salcedo slam leads Hornets to 7-5 win
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Never Made Majors:1,946-63.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 467
10+ Seasons in the Minors:280