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Danny Salazar | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Indians are doing "a lot of listening" on Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and Trevor Bauer.
Stark suggested the Indians could deal one of their top starters at the Winter Meetings. "They could trade one of these guys and maybe bring back a haul," said one anonymous AL executive. The same exec said Cleveland isn't likely to "sell low" on either Carraco or Salazar. That makes Bauer the Wild Card of the group. Given that starting pitching is the team's biggest strength, it's hard to picture the Indians making a move unless they're blown away by an offer. Sat, Dec 5, 2015 05:09:00 PM

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Danny Salazar yielded one run in 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a win over the Red Sox.

Salazar's 14 wins ties for the Indians' lead, and his 3.45 ERA is the best mark among their starters. That's not bad for someone who was snubbed at the end of the spring and sent back to Triple-A. He should remain one of the AL's better pitchers next season.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Danny Salazar turned in a decent start in Sunday's loss to the Royals, allowing two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Salazar struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. He surrendered two runs in the fourth inning, but otherwise kept the Royals in check. For the season, the 25-year-old right-hander holds a 3.51 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. He's taken a nice leap in his third major league season and will try to wrap things up on a positive note when the Indians host the Red Sox next weekend.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Danny Salazar allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

The big inning got to Salazar in this one, as all three runs were scored over the course of three batters in the third inning. After a two-out walk in the third, Salazar yielded a triple and two doubles before getting out of the frame. He gave up five hits and walked three while striking out four overall. The 25-year-old has really taken a step forward this year, owning a 3.51 ERA and 1.12 WHIP despite Tuesday's outing, and he'll look to get back in the win column Sunday at the Royals.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 11:08:00 PM

Danny Salazar pitched seven innings of one-run ball, earning the win on Wednesday versus the Royals.

Salazar was working on a shutout until Mike Moustakas hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. It was one of only four hits the right-hander allowed along with two walks and six strikeouts. He owns a solid 3.48 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and a 182/48 K/BB ratio over 168 1/3 innings this season. Salazar opposes the Twins in a road start next.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Danny Salazar was charged with three runs over 6 1/3 innings Thursday against the Tigers.

It was one run through six innings before the Tigers loaded the bases with one out in the seventh. Bryan Shaw took over and allowed two of the three inherited runs to score, costing Salazar a chance at a victory. Salazar will take on the Royals next.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 11:05:00 PM

Danny Salazar was not long for Saturday's loss to the Tigers, yielding six runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Salazar allowed a run in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth before his time on the mound was up. Tyler Collins and J.D. Martinez both took him deep in the loss. Redemption/repeated failure could be in store for his next start, as he brings his 3.54 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the road to face these same Tigers.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Danny Salazar limited the Blue Jays to two runs while racking up 10 strikeouts in seven innings in Monday's win.

Both runs came around in the fifth inning on Josh Donaldson's two-run triple. Salazar held the Blue Jays to six hits and a walk along with the 10 strikeouts. The right-hander has pitched magnificently in the second half, boasting a 2.39 ERA over his last eight starts. On the season, Salazar has a 3.27 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP and a 172/42 K/BB ratio over 151 1/3 innings. He'll match up with the Tigers in a road start next.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:07:00 PM

Danny Salazar has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Angels due to illness.

The Indians presumably will hope that he'll be ready to go at some point over the weekend. Trevor Bauer will start Friday in Salazar's place and will be on regular rest.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Danny Salazar struggled in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

On the plus side, Salazar racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a walk. The Yankees jumped on him early and often in this one, with Brett Gardner and Brian McCann each leaving the yard during a three-run first inning. He'll carry a 3.30 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 162/41 K/BB ratio into Saturday's start against the Angels.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Danny Salazar continued to pitch well, earning the win after holding the Red Sox to one run in seven innings in Monday's 8-2 victory.

Salazar allowed a solo home run to Travis Shaw in the third inning, but that was it. He scattered four hits and a walk while striking out five on the evening. In his last seven starts, the right-hander has put up a 1.45 ERA, giving up one or zero runs in five of them. Overall, he has a 3.16 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP and a 156/41 K/BB ratio in 139 2/3 innings. Salazar will look to keep rolling over the weekend when he starts at Yankee Stadium.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 10:33:00 PM

Danny Salazar limited the Yankees to one run in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday to win for the 10th time this season.

Salazar struck out eight and walked five in his sixth straight quality starts. He's struck out at least seven batters in six of his last seven starts, and he's up to 151 strikeouts in 132 2/3 innings for the season.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 11:16:00 PM

Danny Salazar struck out seven while allowing one run over six innings but settled for a no-decision against the Angels on Wednesday.

Salazar allowed just three hits and walked two, with a Kole Calhoun homer counting as the only run against him. Unfortunately for Salazar, closer Cody Allen blew the save in the ninth, depriving him of the win. Salazar remains 9-6 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 143/35 K/BB ratio over 125 1/3 innings this year. Salazar will continue to look for his 10th win next Wednesday against the Yankees.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Danny Salazar shut down the A's on Friday, allowing just an unearned run and one hit over eight innings to earn his ninth win.

Salazar didn't have a big strikeout game, finishing with just four, but maybe that will be good for him; he really doesn't need to try to strike out everyone in order to succeed. The potential is still there for him to turn into one of the AL's best starters.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 03:11:00 AM

Danny Salazar held the White Sox to two runs in 6 2/3 innings, but still lost on Sunday.

The Indians weren't able to give Salazar any run support against Carlos Rodon, so he took a tough-luck loss. The right-hander served up a solo home run in the third inning to Carlos Sanchez and an RBI single to Melky Cabrera in the seventh. They accounted for two of six hits. Salazar also walked three and struck out eight. He'll bring a 3.72 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 132/32 K/BB ratio over 111 1/3 innings into a road start versus the Athletics.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 04:18:00 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Anthony Recker
4Adam Moore
5Guillermo Quiroz
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2James Ramsey
CF1Abraham Almonte
2Rajai Davis
3Shane Robinson
4Robbie Grossman
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Collin Cowgill
3Tyler Naquin
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Josh Tomlin
6Cody Anderson
7T.J. House
8Ross Detwiler
9Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Austin Adams
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Craig Stammen
8Joba Chamberlain
9Tommy Hunter
10Tom Gorzelanny
11Joe Thatcher
12Shawn Armstrong
13Giovanni Soto
14Kyle Crockett