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March 15, 1991 | JEFF RILEY
Former Saugus High pitcher Roger Salkeld was among three Seattle Mariners pitchers who were sent Thursday to the team's minor-league camp for reassignment. Salkeld, 20, was the third selection overall in the 1989 amateur draft after a three-year high school career in which he was 30-7 with 404 strikeouts and a 1.31 earned-run average in 266 1/3 innings. He signed for a cash bonus of $225,000.
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July 9, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
Time is running out for Roger Salkeld (Saugus High), the third player selected in the 1989 draft. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound right-handed pitcher reached triple-A in 1991 and was called up by the Seattle Mariners--the team that drafted him--in 1993. Much of that promise has faded, however. Salkeld's only full major league season came in 1996 when he was 8-5 with a 5.20 earned-run average for the Cincinnati Reds after being traded by Seattle for veteran right-hander Tim Belcher.
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June 9, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years after Roger Salkeld's final pitch for the Saugus High baseball team bounced to the backstop at Dodger Stadium, causing the Centurions to lose the Southern Section 3-A Division championship, he is back on the same field. This time as a major leaguer. Some might say he's overdue, but considering what Salkeld has been through, he'll take it.
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September 3, 1993 | JEFF FLETCHER
Roger Salkeld, a former standout right-hander at Saugus High, will be promoted to the Seattle Mariners today, the team said Thursday. After missing a season and a half because of shoulder problems, Salkeld, 22, returned in June to pitch at double-A Jacksonville, Fla. The Mariners, who are in fourth place, eight games behind Chicago in the American League West, start a nine-game trip through Milwaukee, Baltimore and Anaheim on Monday.
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October 8, 1992 | Associated Press
The Texas Rangers on Wednesday named three candidates to be interviewed for the managerial position in addition to Toby Harrah, who managed the Rangers for the second half of the 1992 season. They are Jerry Royster, a minor league manager for the Dodgers; Kevin Kennedy, director of minor league field operations for the Montreal Expos, and Lachemann.
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June 26, 1993 | JEFF FLETCHER
Roger Salkeld, a former standout at Saugus High, pitched five scoreless innings for the double-A Jacksonville Suns on Friday night in Jacksonville, Fla. It was the first game since 1991 for Salkeld, who has been out with shoulder problems. Salkeld, selected by the Seattle Mariners with the third pick overall in the 1989 draft, gave up three hits, struck out seven and walked two. He was scheduled to throw only 60 to 75 pitches, and he left after 75, which included 50 strikes.
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June 11, 1989 | STEVE ELLING
San Fernando's American Legion team absorbed a District 20 forfeit Saturday at the hands of Newhall-Saugus (Santa Clarita), but it could have been much more painful. For instance, San Fernando might have shown up. The scheduled pitcher for Newhall-Saugus in the Northern Division game at Saugus High was none other than right-hander Roger Salkeld, the No. 3 selection in the baseball free-agent draft last week. Salkeld, who was 13-1 and led Saugus High to the Southern Section 3-A Division final, was drafted by Seattle.
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July 9, 1998 | STEVE HENSON
Time is running out for Roger Salkeld (Saugus High), the third player selected in the 1989 draft. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound right-handed pitcher reached triple-A in 1991 and was called up by the Seattle Mariners--the team that drafted him--in 1993. Much of that promise has faded, however. Salkeld's only full major league season came in 1996 when he was 8-5 with a 5.20 earned-run average for the Cincinnati Reds after being traded by Seattle for veteran right-hander Tim Belcher.
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July 7, 1989 | VINCE KOWALICK, Times Staff Writer
Roger Salkeld finally signed on the dotted line Thursday, pocketing a bonus of $225,000 as the Seattle Mariners made the Saugus High right-hander the highest-paid draft pick in the club's 13-year history. Salkeld (6-foot-5, 210 pounds), the third player selected in last month's amateur draft, will be assigned to Bellingham (Wash.), the club's rookie-league affiliate, Saturday in Spokane.
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July 1, 1995 | JEFF RILEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roger Salkeld left Saugus High in 1989 with a professional baseball contract in one pocket, a $225,000 bonus check in the other, and utopian visions of major league stardom. His valiant stride was the product of a paralyzing, 90 m.p.h. fastball that was to Salkeld what the Apollo must have been to Neil Armstrong. Six years later, Salkeld is back in the pilot's seat after a long period of being somewhat lost in space.
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May 1, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER
Shortstop David Lamb has had his fill of spring training. It's May, for heaven's sake. "I'd definitely like to be somewhere else," said Lamb, who is in the Baltimore Orioles' extended spring training camp in Sarasota, Fla. "I'd like to be playing in front of some fans. Hopefully, I won't be down here too long." He might not be. "We are pleased with his progress at this time," said Doug Melvin, the Orioles' director of player development.
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September 15, 1993 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seemed crazy, but, what the heck, a promise is a promise. George Lopata was at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park last week when he learned that his buddy, Roger Salkeld, was to make his major league debut in about 21 hours. In Baltimore, 3,000 miles away. Lopata and Chad Keene, two of Salkeld's former teammates at Saugus High, promised him the day he was selected third in the 1989 draft that when he made his major league debut, they would be there.
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September 3, 1993 | JEFF FLETCHER
Roger Salkeld, a former standout right-hander at Saugus High, will be promoted to the Seattle Mariners today, the team said Thursday. After missing a season and a half because of shoulder problems, Salkeld, 22, returned in June to pitch at double-A Jacksonville, Fla. The Mariners, who are in fourth place, eight games behind Chicago in the American League West, start a nine-game trip through Milwaukee, Baltimore and Anaheim on Monday.
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June 27, 1993 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Add Roger Salkeld to the growing list of those surprised by Roger Salkeld. Of course the former Saugus High right-hander believed he could rebound from delicate shoulder surgery to pitch again. But this soon? And this well? Making his first appearance since 1991, Salkeld pitched five scoreless innings for the double-A Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns on Friday night against Huntsville (Ala.). Salkeld did not get a decision because Jacksonville lost, 5-3, in 10 innings.
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June 26, 1993 | JEFF FLETCHER
Roger Salkeld, a former standout at Saugus High, pitched five scoreless innings for the double-A Jacksonville Suns on Friday night in Jacksonville, Fla. It was the first game since 1991 for Salkeld, who has been out with shoulder problems. Salkeld, selected by the Seattle Mariners with the third pick overall in the 1989 draft, gave up three hits, struck out seven and walked two. He was scheduled to throw only 60 to 75 pitches, and he left after 75, which included 50 strikes.
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May 12, 1989
Even Roger Salkeld, the architect of a no-hitter Thursday, needs a little help. Saugus High's celebrated right-handed pitcher defeated rival Canyon, 4-2, with the first no-hitter of his high school career in a Golden League game at Canyon. Salkeld managed the feat despite running a slight temperature--the effects of the flu--at game time. It wasn't, however, a typical no-hitter. Saugus rallied to score three runs in the top of the seventh and then held off the Cowboys in the bottom of the inning for the victory.
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June 24, 1992 | VINCE KOWALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roger Salkeld, the Seattle Mariners' No. 1 pitching prospect, is being examined by prominent sports physician Frank Jobe after spending spring training with a sore right shoulder. Salkeld, 21, a 1989 Saugus High graduate and the nation's third pick in that year's amateur baseball draft, has not pitched in two weeks since making the second of two rehabilitation starts at the Mariners' extended spring training site in Tempe, Ariz.
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October 8, 1992 | Associated Press
The Texas Rangers on Wednesday named three candidates to be interviewed for the managerial position in addition to Toby Harrah, who managed the Rangers for the second half of the 1992 season. They are Jerry Royster, a minor league manager for the Dodgers; Kevin Kennedy, director of minor league field operations for the Montreal Expos, and Lachemann.
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July 21, 1992 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
Roger Salkeld, the Seattle Mariners' top pitching prospect, watched last week's All-Star game alone in his motel room in Tempe, Ariz. The former Saugus High star, who expected to make his major league debut this spring, says it has been a lonely season resting an ailing right shoulder. Two weeks after the start of spring training, Salkeld reluctantly notified the coaching staff of his injury.
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