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Danny Salazar | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 19 - 12:56 AM

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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.
Sep 13 - 10:37 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.
Sep 8 - 4:26 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.
Sep 3 - 9:48 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.
Aug 30 - 1:11 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.
Aug 23 - 10:49 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.
Aug 17 - 4:40 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.
Aug 17 - 9:24 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.
Aug 15 - 4:19 PM

Indians optioned RHP Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus.

The ink on the scorecard from Wednesday's game had barely even dried before the Indians demoted the 24-year-old again. Salazar allowed five runs over four innings in a loss to the Reds, but he had been pretty good in his previous three starts since being recalled on July 22. The Indians obviously feel he needs more work in the minors, though. He'll likely be back up soon.
Aug 6 - 10:17 PM

Danny Salazar allowed one earned run over six innings on Friday.

Salazar would have had to try very, very hard to lose this one, as the Indians spotted him an 11-1 lead by the end of the fifth inning. He struck out four and walked three while evening his record at 4-4. Salazar's ERA stood just south of six at the start of May, but since then he's managed to lower it to 4.45. He'll try to keep on this trend when he faces the Reds in his next start.
Aug 1 - 11:40 PM

Danny Salazar allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings in a win over the Royals on Sunday.

Salazar continued to give the Indians reason to keep him around going forward, striking out seven while not walking a batter. He earned his second straight win and second win in two starts since being recalled from the minors on July 22. Justin Masterson will be back with the club on Friday, meaning the Tribe will need to lose one of their current starters, but Salazar's upside and recent performance has fantasy owners hoping the team will keep him in the rotation going forward.
Jul 27 - 7:10 PM

Danny Salazar held the Twins to one run on six hits over five innings in Tuesday's win.

Making his first start since May 15, Salazar showed flashes of his 2013 dominance while also exhibiting some of the shortcomings that led to his demotion earlier this season. The second inning was a perfect example of both, as he recorded all three outs via strikeout but not before walking the bases loaded. He struck out six overall, while the three second-inning walks were his only three of the game. Given his immense talent and the fact that he fared well, he likely earned another turn in the rotation. He's worth a shot in deeper mixed leagues.
Jul 22 - 11:46 PM

Indians recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus.

Salazar will start for the Indians on Tuesday night against the Twins at pitcher-friendly Target Field. He posted a 2.32 ERA and 39 strikeouts over his last 31 innings (five starts) at Columbus and is worth a flier in most standard fantasy leagues. But control is still a major issue for the talented 24-year-old right-hander.
Jul 22 - 4:23 PM

Danny Salazar will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start on Tuesday against the Twins.

It's possible, depending on how soon Justin Masterson (knee) returns, that Salazar might be up for just the one outing. However, he could certainly make a case to stick around for a while by pitching well. The young right-hander holds a 2.32 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 31 innings across his last five starts for Columbus.
Jul 20 - 11:34 AM

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2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3Justin Sellers
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
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RF1David Murphy
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DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
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Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Trevor Bauer
3T.J. House
4Carlos Carrasco
5Danny Salazar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
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8Josh Tomlin
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10Zach McAllister
11Bryan Price