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Danny Salazar | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Danny Salazar won despite giving up four runs in six innings Wednesday versus the Royals.
Salazar struck out seven and walked none. The Royals put together three singles against him in the first for two runs and then singled and homered in the sixth for the other two. However, apart from those two rallies, Salazar allowed just two other baserunners, one unfortunately coming when he beaned Alcides Escobar. Salazar will face the Royals again next week. Apr 29 - 10:48 PM

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Danny Salazar delivered another impressive outing in Friday's victory over the Tigers, racking up 11 strikeouts over seven innings of one-run ball.

Salazar became the first Tribe hurler since 1970 to record ten or more strikeouts in each of his first two April starts. He allowed just six hits and three walks on the night, with the only blemish against him on a solo home run off the bat of Nick Castellanos. He'll look to continue his dominance on Wednesday against the Royals.
Apr 24 - 10:22 PM

Danny Salazar racked up 10 strikeouts over six innings as he defeated the Twins in his season debut on Saturday.

The young right-hander surrendered two runs on six hits and a pair of walks on the afternoon. The Indians are committed to keeping Salazar in the rotation and he showed a glimpse of why that is with this terrific start. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes the ball against the Tigers in Detroit on Friday.
Apr 18 - 4:50 PM

Indians recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus.

Salazar will make his season debut against the Twins on Saturday. Regardless of how he performs in that start, manager Terry Francona has already confirmed that he'll remain in the Tribe's rotation moving forward. He's a terrific target in daily leagues on Saturday and an intriguing addition in all mixed leagues.
Apr 18 - 11:18 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona clarified Friday that Danny Salazar will remain in the starting rotation after Saturday's start against the Twins.

There had been speculation that it would just be a spot start for the young right-hander, but instead he'll bump Zach McAllister to the Tribe's bullpen. With his high-strikeout ability, he makes a terrific free agent target in mixed leagues where he happens to be available.
Apr 17 - 6:30 PM

Danny Salazar will be called up Saturday to start against the Twins at Minnesota's Target Field.

Salazar struck out seven batters and allowed only four hits over six scoreless innings in his one start this season for Triple-A Columbus. The 25-year-old right-hander has excellent swing-and-miss stuff and makes for an attractive fantasy streamer against the light-hitting Twins. He could be sent back down after the start if Carlos Carrasco (face) remains on track to return to the rotation Monday. Or maybe Zach McAllister will be left in the bullpen for good if Salazar pitches lights-out. There's a lot to be determined here.
Apr 16 - 3:07 PM

Indians optioned RHP Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus.

It was speculated after Salazar was rocked during Thursday's appearance that he might be sent down, and sure enough that's what happened. T.J. House and Zach McAllister are now the favorites to hold down the last two spots in the Indians' rotation, with Josh Tomlin also in the mix. Salazar still figures to spend ample time in the rotation this season if he can get straightened out at Triple-A, but obviously this is a big blow to his fantasy value.
Mar 27 - 12:36 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Danny Salazar "might have cost himself a spot in the rotation" with his poor outing Thursday.

Salazar gave up seven runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Reds. Indians manager Terry Francona noted that the club "would never make a decision on one start," but it's possible Salazar is behind Zach McAllister in the pecking order now. Salazar has a 15/5 K/BB ratio over 11 innings this spring but has allowed 13 runs (10 earned). McAllister holds a 3.21 ERA over his 14 frames to go along with a 15/4 K/BB ratio. Perhaps just as important, McAllister is out of options and Salazar has one left. Fantasy owners are certainly rooting for the immensely talented Salazar to pull through.
Mar 27 - 10:46 AM

Danny Salazar was lit up in Thursday's start against the Reds, surrendering seven runs (six earned) over 3 1/3 innings.

The Reds' first two runs came on a first-inning Todd Frazier solo home run and a second-inning Devon Mesoraco solo shot. From there, the floodgates opened, as Salazar gave up six hits overall, walked none, and struck out six. Salazar has been rather inconsistent, but he has the potential to be an elite fantasy asset if he can put it all together for an entire season.
Mar 26 - 7:08 PM

Danny Salazar struck out five, allowing one run, over four innings in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Rockies.

Salazar served up a solo home run to Charlie Blackmon, one of three hits he allowed on the afternoon. He also walked two in the game. The right-hander owns a 4.70 ERA in spring action as he attempts to avoid a repeat of 2014. On the contrary, Salazar is one of the more popular bounce-back candidates for fantasy purposes.
Mar 21 - 7:12 PM

Danny Salazar struggled again in a spring start, this time against the Athletics on Wednesday.

Salazar gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks. He had given up two runs in his debut on Friday. The 25-year-old right-hander is immensely talented but has battled inconsistency in his young career. He posted a 4.25 ERA with a 120/35 K/BB ratio in 110 innings last season. If he can right his ship, Salazar still has a decent shot at winning the No. 5 spot in the Indians' rotation.
Mar 11 - 7:19 PM

Danny Salazar surrendered a pair of runs on three hits and a walk in his Cactus League debut against the Royals on Friday.

It wasn’t all bad for the young right-hander though, as he managed to strike out four in his two innings of work. He came out of the gate strong, striking out the first two hitters he faced before Alex Rios tagged him for a solo homer. The 25-year-old is viewed as the favorite for the fifth and final spot in the Indians rotation.
Mar 6 - 6:33 PM

According to FOX 8 News in Cleveland, no charges will be filed against Danny Salazar.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Wednesday morning that Salazar was under investigation for a possible sexual assault, but a city prosecutor in Northeast Ohio has already ruled that there is insufficient evidence. The incident purportedly took place on the night of January 22 at the Cleveland Hustler Club. There aren't many other details available to the public. Salazar, 25, will be competing for a spot in the Indians' rotation this spring.
Source: FOX 8 News
Feb 4 - 4:18 PM

The Indians have released a statement on Danny Salazar being investigated for a possible sexual assault complaint.

"We are aware of an investigation involving Danny," said Indians general manager Chris Antonetti. "Since this potentially could become a legal matter, we won't have any additional comment at this time." Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the incident occurred on the morning of January 23. No further details are available.
Feb 4 - 12:01 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Cleveland Police Department is investigating a possible sexual assault complaint against Indians right-hander Danny Salazar.

A previous report indicated that Indians catcher Roberto Perez was also being investigated, but no complaint has been filed against him. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the incident occurred on the morning of January 23, but no further details are available at this time. Salazar, 25, started 20 games with the Indians last season and is expected to compete for a rotation spot this spring.
Feb 4 - 9:36 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Nick Swisher
DH1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Nick Hagadone
6Anthony Swarzak
7Zach McAllister
8Ryan Webb
9Josh Tomlin