Richard Salazar was drafted in the 13th round by the Baltimore Orioles out of Miami-Dade College in 2001.
He played with the Orioles until 2007 when he was released, and since then he has been playing in independent baseball, including the past two seasons with the Rockland Boulders.
His best season in Independent baseball actually was with the Boulders in his age-33 season, when he pitched to a 3.15 ERA in 20 starts, posting an 11-4 record, and averaging 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
He logged 125.2 innings last season with the Boulders, which was the second-most in a single season of his long career. He has logged 1,323.2 innings over the course of his professional career as well as having 90 career wins, meaning he’s within striking distance of 100 this season.
Oldest player on the Rockland Boulders.
Pitched for the 2013 Spanish team in the World Baseball Classic.
He has played for the Venezuela Winter League, the American Association, and the Can-Am League.