Braves’ prized shortstop prospect Edward Salcedo made his long-awaited debut for the Rome Braves Friday night. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 7-6 win.
The Braves signed the highly-regarded Dominican 18-year-old to a $1.6 million bonus in February. They consider him the equivalent of a first-round draft pick, which they lost this year for signing free agent Billy Wagner.
Salcedo played in the Dominican Summer League while his visa was secured, hitting .297 (22-for-74) in 23 games with five doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBIs.