Birth date 10 Aug 1971 (47 years)
Nationality United States United States
Position Catcher
Nickname Sal
Team history
Cleveland Indians 2008 - present
Toronto Blue Jays 2007
Philadelphia Phillies 2006
New York Yankees 2006
Baltimore Orioles 2005
Anaheim 2002
Oakland Athletics 2000 - 2001
Kansas City Royals 2001
Colorado Rockies 2001
Kansas City Royals 1996 - 1999

Salvatore Frank Fasano was born on August 10, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois. He is a back-up catcher, currently playing for the Cleveland Indians.

Sal is 6’2” and weighs 245 pounds. He bats and throws right-handed.

Sal has played with ten major league teams over the course of his career. Well liked, his lack of prowess with the bat has always prevented him from being the starting catcher on any team. He usually is signed by teams that needs mentoring of young pitchers.

Minor LeaguesSal came up through the Kansas City Royals minor league system in three seasons.

Major Leagues

Sal made his major league debut on April 3, 1996 for the Royals. He spent the next three seasons platooning with starter Mike Macfarlane and rising catching prospect Mike Sweeney.

Since that time, he has gone from team to team, averaging a season with each, typically replaced when a rising catcher out of their farm system was ready to come up to the big leagues. Although Sal’s catching skills are not in doubt, his batting has always held him back.

PersonalSal is the son of Vincent and Nella Fasano, Italian immigrants who settled in the Chicago area.

He and his wife Kerri have three children.

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