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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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Danny Salazar lasted just 4 2/3 frames Monday, allowing three runs in a loss to the Twins.
Salazar will have clunkers like this every now and then. He gave up just three hits but wasn't helped by a home plate umpire Jeff Nelson's strike zone, walking four. Salazar needed a whopping 101 pitches to cover his 4 1/3 innings. Expect better results this weekend in Philadelphia. Apr 25 - 11:56 PM

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Danny Salazar tossed a quality start Wednesday, despite the loss, allowing just two runs and striking out seven over seven innings versus the Mariners.

It was just more of the same from Salazar against Seattle, as his good form continues. He struck out a batter per inning and now has a minuscule 1.47 ERA through his first three starts. It’d be nice to see the right-hander consistently work deeper into games, as he did on Wednesday, but he whiffs enough hitters to overcome that weakness and remain a top-20 fantasy starter. A must-start no matter what, he’ll next get the Twins at Target Field on Monday.
Apr 20 - 9:09 PM

Danny Salazar blanked the Rays for six innings and struck out nine in winning Thursday.

The one extra-base hit Salazar allowed was nullified when Hank Conger's slide took him off second base, resulting in an out. Salazar is 2-0 with an 0.79 ERA. He's struck out 16 in 11 1/3 innings.
Apr 14 - 5:29 PM

Danny Salazar racked up seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball in Friday's victory over the White Sox.

Salazar allowed just two hits and three walks on the afternoon. The only blemish against him came on a solo home run by Todd Frazier in the fourth inning. The young right-hander will look to carry over this strong performance when he does battle against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Apr 8 - 7:49 PM

Thursday's game between the Red Sox and Indians has been postponed due to rain.

The weather in Cleveland just hasn't cooperated this week. Monday's season opener was pushed back to Tuesday because of snow and Wednesday's game was almost called off due to rain. No makeup date has been announced. Danny Salazar and Joe Kelly were the scheduled starters. Both will pitch Friday instead with Salazar squaring off against the White Sox and Kelly going against Toronto.
Apr 7 - 5:19 PM

Danny Salazar held the Athletics to two runs across six innings on Monday.

The right-hander yielded seven hits -- including a home run -- while walking two and striking out three. It's been a mixed bag this spring for Salazar, as he's struck out 21 over 21 1/3 frames but also produced a 6.33 ERA. Ultimately we wouldn't read much into the results, as the important thing is he's healthy.
Mar 28 - 6:50 PM

Danny Salazar had the spring blues in Wednesday's win over the Royals, surrendering six runs (five earned) on six hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Salazar walked three without striking out a batter. That makes two rocky starts in a row, as he also allowed five hits in four innings against the Reds last Thursday. Don't worry too much about his 7.63 spring ERA. Last season, the 26-year-old pitched to a 3.45 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 195/53 K/BB ratio over 185 innings. So long as he stays healthy, he offers an intriguing fantasy arm in both mixed and AL-only leagues.
Mar 23 - 7:34 PM

Danny Salazar got knocked around for five hits and five earned runs in four innings Thursday against the Reds.

Four of those hits went for extra bases including home runs by Devin Mesoraco, Jay Bruce and Scott Schebler. It just wasn’t Salazar’s day. At least he had four strikeouts. Salazar came into Thursday’s game with an ERA of 3.00 so it’s not time to panic yet.
Mar 17 - 7:39 PM

Danny Salazar struck out seven over four scoreless innings in Saturday's game against the Padres.

The right-hander had it working, yielding just three hits without walking a batter. He's now struck out 14 batters over nine innings of work this spring, owning a 3.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. The sky is the limit for the 26-year-old this year.
Mar 12 - 9:06 PM

Danny Salazar held the Dodgers off the scoreboard for three innings Monday in the Indians' Cactus League win.

Salazar walked a pair of batters, but he gave up just one hit and recorded a couple strikeouts. The young right-hander broke through in 2015 with a 3.45 ERA and over a strikeout per frame across 30 starts, but he could have even more in store for 2016.
Mar 7 - 8:32 PM

Danny Salazar had a rough start to his spring Thursday, allowing three runs over two innings of work.

All three runs scored in the first inning, as Salazar allowed two hits, two walks, and a sacrifice fly. He settled down from there, fanning the final four batters he faced. He struck out five in all on the afternoon. Salazar was tied for 11th among starters last season in strikeout percentage and we’re expecting more of the same in 2016.
Mar 3 - 6:25 PM

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

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

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1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Kyle Crockett