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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 suffered a cut nail/blister on his right middle finger when he allowed a three-run homer to Prince Fielder in the fifth inning Tuesday.
He remained in the game to record four more outs after that. It's not clear at this point whether Salazar's next start could possibility be affected, but obviously the Indians will be monitoring him. He yielded three runs over 5 2/3 frames Tuesday. May 26 - 11:59 PM

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Danny Salazar allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Rangers.

Salazar worked into and out of trouble in the first four innings before serving up a three-run homer in the fifth. He gave up six hits and three walks in total in the outing. With the no-decision, Salazar is still 5-1 with a 3.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 66/12 K/BB ratio on the year. He'll look for a more favorable decision Sunday at the Mariners.
May 26 - 11:58 PM

Danny Salazar struck out eight in six scoreless innings Thursday to beat the White Sox.

Salazar finally managed to go without allowing a homer for the first time in seven starts this year. He has a brilliant 60/9 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings, but because of the seven bombs, his ERA stands at 3.50.
May 21 - 11:20 PM

Danny Salazar struggled against the Rangers on Saturday, allowing seven runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

The Rangers scored off Salazar in each of the first three innings, then put a nail into his coffin with a three-run fifth inning. Salazar struck out four, walked one and allowed nine hits in his abbreviated start. He was coming off of a brilliant 11-strikeout performance against the Twins--he has three starts with double-digit strikeouts this season--but his stuff wasn't as sharp on Saturday. With the rough outing, he now holds a 4.06 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and a tasty 52/6 K/BB ratio across 37 2/3 innings. He'll try to get back to his batter-fanning ways in a road start against the White Sox next time he toes the rubber.
May 16 - 11:57 PM

Danny Salazar yielded a leadoff homer and nothing else Sunday, striking out 11 across seven frames in an 8-2 win over the Twins.

Brian Dozier took Salazar deep on the fourth pitch of the game, but the right-hander then responded with seven perfect innings. Salazar's 11 strikeouts give him three double-digit strikeout games in five starts this season, and he boasts an incredible 48/5 K/BB ratio over 33 innings to go along with a 3.27 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. He'll try to keep it rolling next weekend next weekend in Texas.
May 10 - 4:41 PM

Danny Salazar struck out nine batters but allowed four runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Salazar's first inning was his undoing, as Alex Gordon singled, Kendrys Morales was hit by a pitch and Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer. Otherwise, Salazar was terrific, allowing just five hits all night without walking a batter. The loss was his first, dropping him to 3-1 with a 3.81 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 37/5 K/BB ratio. When his control is on point, as it has been since returning to the Indians on April 18, Salazar is as dangerous a pitcher as there is in the game. He'll look to get back in the win column Sunday against the Twins.
May 5 - 10:38 PM

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

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

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2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
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LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
RF1Nick Swisher
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Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Danny Salazar
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R1Cody Allen
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6Zach McAllister
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