The 2018 season marks Sal Fasano's first on the Braves' coaching staff and his first on a major league staff…Set to serve in the newly created role of catching coach.
Spent the 2017 season in the Angels organization as the manager at Double-A Mobile in the BayBears inaugural season as an Angels affiliate... Led the BayBears to a 64-75 record and a fourth place finish in the Southern League South division.
Worked the prior two seasons (2015-2016) as the Minor League Pitching Coordinator for Toronto...Was Toronto's Minor League Catching Coordinator from 2013-14.
Managed Double-A New Hampshire in Blue Jays system from 2011-12...Led Fisher Cats to Eastern League Championship in 2011 and earned Eastern League Manager of the Year honors.
Began his minor league managerial career in 2010 with Single-A Lansing, compiling a 70-69 record.
His professional playing career spanned 16 seasons (1993-2009), including 11 in the Majors with Royals (1996-99, 2001), Athletics (2000-01), Rockies (2001), Angels (2002), Orioles (2005), Phillies (2006), Yankees (2006), Blue Jays (2007) and Indians (2008).
During his tenure with Philadelphia, his distinctive Fu Manchu mustache led to a cult following from Phillies fans and the formation of a popular fan club known as Sal's Pals.
In 427 career major league games, batted .221 with 47 home runs and 140 RBI, while posting a 31% caught stealing rate for his career as a catcher.
Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 37th round of the 1993 draft out of the University of Evansville (IN).