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Danny Salazar | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / CLE
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Danny Salazar was rocked in Tuesday's loss to the A's, surrendering six runs on eight hits over four-plus innings.
Salazar has now made two starts since coming off the disabled list, neither of which has panned out particularly well. He lasted just one inning in his first outing back and while he managed to clear that low bar on Tuesday, he didn't particularly clear it in effective fashion. Khris Davis mashed a three-run homer off the 26-year-old right-hander in the first inning and the A's would go on to score twice more in the third and once more in the fifth. Prior to hitting the disabled list with right elbow inflammation at the beginning of August, Salazar held a 3.38 ERA. That has been bumped to 3.90 with his recent ineffective results. A road start against the Angels shows next on his schedule as he looks to return to pre-injury form. Aug 24 - 1:50 AM

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Danny Salazar was lifted from Thursday's start against the White Sox after only one inning.

Salazar's velocity was there—his fastball was hitting 97 mph—but his command was nonexistent. The right-hander yielded three runs, three walks and a base hit in his lone inning of work while throwing just 16 of his 34 pitches for strikes. Salazar was making his first start since coming off the disabled list with right elbow inflammation. He threw some pitches in the bullpen after his start, which suggests his short hook was due to ineffectiveness and not injury-related. Kyle Crockett replaced Salazar in the second inning.
Aug 18 - 8:31 PM

Indians activated RHP Danny Salazar from the 15-day disabled list.

Salazar will return to the Indians' starting rotation on Thursday night against the White Sox after missing a little over two weeks with inflammation in his right elbow. The 26-year-old holds a 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 133/51 K/BB ratio through 117 1/3 innings this season with Cleveland. He's safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Salazar has massive upside nearly every start, but this doesn't seem like a great spot to deploy him in DFS. He's still priced in the same range as before his DL stint and did not have any type of rehab assignment which could lead to a decreased pitch count. Salazar has allowed a .422 wOBA since the All-Star Break and while his strikeout numbers have remained intact, he's been getting burned by the long ball of late (7 HRs allowed in 24 IP dating back to July 1st). Bumgarner, deGrom, Fernandez and Shoemaker are all better targets.
Aug 18 - 3:20 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Monday morning that Danny Salazar (elbow) will return to the starting rotation Thursday against the White Sox.

Salazar looked impressive in a simulated game on Sunday, throwing all of his pitches with good velocity and bite. He has been on the disabled list since August 2 with inflammation in his right elbow. An MRI taken two weeks ago showed no structural damage. Mike Clevinger is sliding into a bullpen role in a related move.
Aug 15 - 11:05 AM

Danny Salazar (elbow) is on track to return to the Indians' rotation Thursday versus the White Sox.

Salazar threw all of his pitches in a simulated game on Sunday and felt great -- great enough that the Indians won't ask him to make a minor league rehab start. He has been on the disabled list since August 2 with inflammation in his pitching elbow. The 26-year-old right-hander holds a 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 133/51 K/BB ratio through 117 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 15 - 10:52 AM

Danny Salazar (elbow) threw 15 pitches during Friday's bullpen session.

He only threw fastballs and changeups but will feature his full repertoire during Sunday's bullpen session. If that goes well, Salazar will likely return to the Indians' rotation Wednesday against the White Sox. That's the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list.
Aug 13 - 4:39 PM

Danny Salazar (elbow) completed a 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.

Salazar only threw fastballs but will mix in all of his pitches during Friday's pen session. The right-hander won't need a rehab start and is expected to come off the disabled as soon as he's eligible on August 17. Salazar was sent to the disabled list earlier this month with an inflamed right elbow.
Aug 11 - 4:16 PM

Danny Salazar (elbow) played catch Tuesday and is scheduled for a bullpen session Wednesday.

Steps in the right direction for the 26-year-old starter, who landed on the disabled list August 2 with elbow inflammation. Salazar underwent an MRI last week that ruled out any structural damage, so he should have a fairly normal rehab. Look for him to return to the Indians' rotation near the end of this month.
Aug 9 - 5:31 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Danny Salazar's right elbow showed no structural damage.

The hope is that he can resume throwing in 5-7 days and return to the Indians' rotation in 2-3 weeks. Salazar told reporters after his start Monday against the Twins that he's been bothered by discomfort in his elbow since the All-Star break. Thankfully it's only inflammation.
Aug 2 - 4:04 PM

Indians placed RHP Danny Salazar on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Salazar admitted after Monday's start that his elbow is still bothering him and now he's facing an extended absence. He was sent for an MRI on Tuesday, so there should be more clarity on his status soon. The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Brandon Guyer on the active roster.
Aug 2 - 3:33 PM

Danny Salazar said after Monday's start against the Twins that "there's something in my elbow" and "I don't know what it is."

Salazar said after Monday's outing that his elbow has been bothering him since around the All-Star break, though he said it feels different than when he required Tommy John surgery. Still, it's not what you want to hear. There should be more clarity on his status after he goes for a precautionary MRI on Tuesday.
Aug 1 - 11:21 PM

Danny Salazar's recent struggles continued Monday, as he was torched for six runs over two-plus innings in a loss to the Twins.

Salazar was in the middle of the plate all night, as the Twins ripped six hits -- including three home runs -- while taking two walks. The right-hander holds a 7.88 ERA since the beginning of July and has seen his velocity drop during that stretch. Salazar missed a start recently with what the Indians referred to as "arm fatigue," but he's slated to undergo a precautionary MRI on Tuesday. If he makes his next start, it will come this weekend in the Bronx.
Aug 1 - 10:51 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said that Danny Salazar will undergo a precautionary MRI on his arm on Tuesday.

Salazar was pulled in the third inning Monday after allowing six runs on six hits (including three home runs) and two walks. It was his shortest start of the season. He has now allowed 18 runs over his last four starts, increasing his ERA from 2.36 to 3.38 in the process. He had to bow out of the All-Star Game last month due to elbow soreness, so the Indians don't want to take any chances.
Aug 1 - 10:41 PM

Danny Salazar lasted just four innings Tuesday, allowing four runs -- three earned -- in a no-decision against the Nationals.

It wasn't a terrible outing, all things considered, but Salazar needed 85 pitches to get through his four-plus innings. He gave up a home run among his four hits allowed, walking two while striking out five. Disappointing start aside, Salazar still owns a 2.89 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 130/49 K/BB ratio through 19 starts, and he'll look to get back on the horse Monday against the Twins.
Jul 26 - 11:16 PM

Danny Salazar allowed three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings and struck out seven in defeating the Royals on Tuesday.

Salazar essentially maintained his AL-best 2.75 ERA tonight. He was making his first start in 10 days after skipping the All-Star Game due to some minor elbow soreness.
Jul 19 - 11:39 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero