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Danny Salazar | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / CLE
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Danny Salazar struggled in Sunday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on seven hits in his five innings of work.
On the plus side for fantasy owners, he was able to rack up nine strikeouts on the day while walking three. White Sox jumped on him right out of the gate, pushing three runs across in the opening inning. Salazar now sports a disappointing 4.37 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 36/11 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings on the season. He'll try to get back in the win column on Saturday when he does battle against the Mariners. Apr 23 - 5:27 PM

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Danny Salazar tossed six innings of one-run ball Monday in the Indians' 3-1 defeat of the Twins.

Salazar wasn't completely dominant, yielding seven hits and walking two, but he struck out seven and notched his first win of the season with Bryan Shaw and Andrew Miller both earning holds and Cody Allen picking up his third save. Salazar has already tallied 27 strikeouts over 17 2/3 innings (three starts) this year. He'll carry a 3.57 ERA into his next start on the road against the White Sox.
Apr 17 - 11:45 PM

Danny Salazar punched out 11 batters in six innings, but the two runs he allowed caused him to take a loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

The White Sox struggled to put wood on the baseball all night, as 11 of the 18 outs recorded by Salazar came via the strikeout. He allowed four hits and two walks. He gave up two runs in the second inning when he walked the leadoff batter and allowed a ground rule double to Avisail Garcia. Matt Davidson followed that with a single to left field to drive in both runners. That was all it took to hang Salazar with his first loss of the season. He was much better today than in his first start, in which he gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Apr 12 - 9:23 PM

Danny Salazar fanned nine Wednesday, but he allowed five runs -- four earned -- in 5 2/3 innings against the Rangers.

Salazar walked four and allowed five hits, including Nomar Mazara's two-run homer. We're not as high on Salazar now as we were previously, in part because he's a significant injury risk but also because his control regressed so obviously last year. He needs to get that walk rate back down if he's going to complete six innings with regularity.
Apr 6 - 12:01 AM

Danny Salazar struck out nine while yielding two runs over 5 2/3 frames versus the Cubs on Monday.

We got the Full Salazar on Monday, as he piled up the strikeouts but also missed some spots and served up a pair of home runs. It's digestible when he surrenders the homers with no one on base as he did in this one, but that's not always the case. Salazar has had an uneven spring with a 4.85 ERA but 37 punchouts over 26 innings.
Mar 27 - 11:42 PM

Danny Salazar was out of sorts on Wednesday, allowing seven runs, eight hits and one walk over five innings in the Indians’ Cactus League loss to the Rockies.

He finished the afternoon with five strikeouts. The second inning was Salazar’s undoing. He began the frame with back-to-back strikeouts before allowing the next five men to reach. All of them scored including two on a home run by Charlie Blackmon. Salazar ran into a buzz-saw on Wednesday but has otherwise had a solid spring. Along with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, Salazar will be a key cog in one of the league’s best rotations.
Mar 22 - 8:17 PM

Danny Salazar dazzled in Friday's Cactus League start against the Rangers, racking up nine strikeouts over five innings of two-run ball.

The right-hander allowed four hits and walked a pair on the evening. All of the damage against him came in the third inning on RBI doubles from Nomar Mazara and Mike Napoli. Salazar has been piling up the punchouts this spring, fanning six over four innings his previous time out. He looks to be fully healthy and could be poised for a breakout season as long as he's able to stay on the mound.
Mar 17 - 10:38 PM

Danny Salazar brought the strikeout out of his bag of tricks during Saturday's Cactus League game against the Royals, fanning six over four scoreless innings.

While Salazar walked four in his last Cactus League outing, those control issues were nowhere to be found next time out. He issued just one free pass during Saturday's start. He entered having walked eight in 6 1/3 spring frames. The talented right-hander is an injury risk, but struck out 161 batters over the course of 137 1/3 innings last season and has legitimate upside if he can stay healthy.
Mar 11 - 6:57 PM

Danny Salazar struggled with his control in Monday’s Cactus League start against the Giants, giving up two runs on two hits and four walks over 2 1/3 innings.

Both runs scored in the second inning. The good news is that Salazar is said to be healthy, but he has now issued eight walks in 6 1/3 innings so far this spring. He’ll look to improve in his next outing.
Mar 6 - 5:53 PM

Danny Salazar walked three batters and gave up one run in his two-inning start versus the Dodgers on Thursday.

He surrendered one hit and fanned two batters. He is returning to action this spring after his 2016 season was cut short by a forearm strain in September. He registered a 3.87 ERA with 161 strikeouts in 137 1/3 innings last year. He was wild today but the simple fact he was on the mound was an encouraging sight for Indians fans.
Mar 2 - 7:21 PM

Danny Salazar struck out three batters over two scoreless innings in his first start of the spring Sunday versus the Cubs.

Salazar walked the first batter he faced, Jason Heyward, and then gave up a single to Eloy Jimenez to lead off the second, but the 27-year-old right-hander was otherwise sharp in his Cactus League debut. He'll be trying to reach 200 innings for the first time in his professional career this season with the defending American League champions.
Feb 26 - 4:05 PM

The Indians have officially named Danny Salazar to their roster for the World Series.

He'll take Cody Anderson's place on the roster. Salazar hasn't pitched since September 9 due to a strained right flexor muscle, but he made it through a three-inning simulated game on Sunday with no issues. His role for the series is uncertain at the moment, but he's an option to potentially start Game 4. The Indians could also go with Ryan Merritt or Corey Kluber on short rest.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Danny Salazar (forearm) has been told by Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway that he will be part of the World Series roster.

Callaway said that Salazar is ready to throw 65-70 pitches in a game. Manager Terry Francona wouldn't commit to how he'd use the right-hander, but he should get a start against the Cubs. Salazar hasn't pitched in a game since early September due to a strained right flexor muscle, but he's made it through a few simulated games with no issues. It seems likely that he'll get the ball in Game 4, following Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin. Ryan Merritt has also been told he's on the roster, but he's presumably now slated for long relief.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Danny Salazar (forearm) is scheduled to throw a three-inning simulated game on Sunday.

If Salazar responds well to the outing, it could earn him a spot on the World Series roster and a potential start in Game 4 against the Cubs. Salazar has been sidelined since early September due to a strained right flexor muscle.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona on Friday didn't rule out the possibility of Danny Salazar (forearm) making a start during the World Series.

Salazar threw a two-inning simulated game Sunday and will throw another sim game this weekend that could last up to three innings. He hasn't pitched in a game in six weeks due to a strained right flexor musculature and would obviously be quite restricted from a pitch count perspective if he made a start in the World Series. However, given the number of injuries the Indians have dealt with in their rotation, getting Salazar back even in a limited capacity could be a boost.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 02:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody