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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 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

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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

Danny Salazar will not take his final turn in the Indians' starting rotation.

T.J. House will start in Salazar's place. With the Indians' season coming to an end after Sunday, the team feels that Salazar has pitched enough this year. He was 6-8 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP on the season, and is a lock for a rotation spot in 2015.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Danny Salazar was hit around by the Royals on Tuesday, surrendering five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

If there were any hope that the Indians would sneak into the second Wild Card, it pretty much went out the window as their elimination number is down to one. Salazar allowed eight hits -- five of which were doubles -- while walking three and striking out eight. The right-hander wraps up a maddeningly inconsistent season. In 20 starts, he posted a 4.25 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP and a 118/36 K/BB ratio. The potential is certainly there for the 24-year-old, though.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:48:00 PM

Danny Salazar stymied the Astros over 7 1/3 innings on Thursday, allowing just one run, but took a no-decision as the Indians needed 13 innings to pull out a 2-1 victory.

Salazar was in line for the loss until Carlos Santana delivered an RBI single in the ninth inning. It was a masterful outing, as he limited the Astros to five hits and a walk while striking out nine. Salazar has had quite the turnaround since rejoining the Indians to start the second half, sporting a 3.06 ERA over his last 11 starts. On the season, he owns a 4.02 ERA with a 1.38 ERA and a 112/32 K/BB ratio. Salazar will face the Royals at home on Tuesday next.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:56:00 AM

Danny Salazar gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision at Detroit.

Salazar struck out seven and walked just one, but the Indians tallied two runs in the bottom of the third inning and then Victor Martinez tagged Salazar for a solo homer in the fourth. He's struggled now in back-to-back outings after a string of dominant starts. The young righty will try to get on track next week in Houston.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:37:00 PM

Danny Salazar was lit up for six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Angels.

Salazar rolled into the outing having posted a 2.30 ERA in eight starts since returning to the Indians' rotation in late July and he looked just as sharp over his first four frames on Monday. But the wheels fell off for him in a six-run fifth inning by the red-hot Anaheim offense. Salazar allowed eight hits in all -- two of them homers -- while striking out just four. He'll try to get back on track next time out in Detroit.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Danny Salazar pitched a gem on Wednesday, blanking the Tigers over nine innings as he picked up his sixth win of the season.

Salazar has shown marked improvement since rejoining the Indians' rotation to begin the second half, now sporting a 2.30 ERA over his last eight starts. The right-hander scattered eight hits without walking a batter and striking out nine. He has rebounded nicely from a tough first half, lowering his ERA to 3.80 with a 1.40 WHIP and a 92/28 K/BB ratio. Salazar will face the Angels at home on Monday, when the Indians will play a make-up game from June 18.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Danny Salazar spun five scoreless innings in a 6-1 win over the Royals on Friday.

Salazar allowed just four hits (all singles) and two walks while striking out three batters. He threw 45 out of 73 pitches for strikes before the bullpen took over. The 24-year-old right-hander was a big disappointment for fantasy owners prior to his demotion earlier this season, but he has a 2.84 ERA and 36/11 K/BB ratio in 38 innings over his last seven starts in the majors. He's worth a flier if you are looking for an upside play in fantasy leagues down the stretch.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:11:00 AM

Danny Salazar limited the Astros to two runs -- one earned -- over six innings Saturday in a no-decision.

The Indians then went on to win in the bottom of the ninth inning on a Jose Ramirez RBI single. Salazar was sharp, yielding only three hits and two walks while striking out seven Houston hitters. The 24-year-old right-hander will try to build off this promising outing in his next start on the road against the Royals.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Danny Salazar was charged with two runs while striking out four over five frames in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

He gave up four hits and walked four. It was a solid effort in Salazar's return to the rotation, though he still had efficiency issues with 91 pitches over five innings. If the young right-hander remains in the rotation, he'll face the Astros at home next weekend.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Indians recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus.

He'll start on Sunday versus the Orioles. Salazar has pitched well with the big club since his first demotion, posting a 3.68 ERA and 22/6 K/BB ratio over 22 innings. He's worth streaming in deeper leagues but isn't guaranteed to stick around beyond the one start.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Danny Salazar will be recalled to start on Sunday against the Orioles.

He's taking the rotation spot of T.J. House, who will be sent to the bullpen for now with the Indians being idle on Monday for the second time in five days. Salazar struggled in his last start with the Tribe last week but overall has pitched well since his first demotion, posting a 3.68 ERA and 22/6 K/BB ratio over 22 innings. He's worth a shot in deeper leagues.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
4Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Michael Martinez
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
3Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
3Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
4Jerry Sands
DH1Nick Swisher
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Zach McAllister
8Shaun Marcum
9Bruce Chen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Bryan Price
13Anthony Swarzak
14Scott Downs