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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 allowed three runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings and struck out seven in defeating the Royals on Tuesday.
Salazar essentially maintained his AL-best 2.75 ERA tonight. He was making his first start in 10 days after skipping the All-Star Game due to some minor elbow soreness. Jul 19 - 11:39 PM

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Danny Salazar (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday and felt fine.

Salazar was held out of the All-Star Game due to discomfort in his right elbow, but it's just a minor thing. He is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Royals.
Jul 15 - 5:37 PM

Danny Salazar (elbow) threw during Thursday's workout in Minnesota.

He's still on track to pitch next Tuesday against Kansas City. Salazar skipped the All-Star Game because of elbow discomfort but he was never in danger of being placed on the disabled list. The right-hander has been absolutely brilliant this year. He holds a 2.75 ERA over 17 outings and leads the Indians with 10 victories.
Jul 14 - 8:40 PM

Danny Salazar said Monday that his sore right elbow is "nothing bad."

Salazar gave up six runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Yankees in his most recent start on Saturday and will sit out the All-Star Game, but he's downplaying any concern about his elbow. He expects to start either the fourth or fifth game out of the All-Star break, which lines him up for either next Monday or Tuesday against the Royals.
Jul 11 - 6:15 PM

Danny Salazar will not pitch in the All-Star Game due to a sore right elbow.

It's the second time this season that Salazar has had to skip a start due to elbow soreness. Obviously that's worrisome, although the Indians say he will take his first turn after the All-Star break on July 19. The right-hander holds a 2.75 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 118/46 K/BB ratio over 104 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 10 - 2:13 PM

Danny Salazar allowed six runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Yankees.

Salazar allowed three runs in the third inning but was cruising along before he found trouble with two outs in the sixth. Two singles and a walk spelled the end of his day, and reliever Dan Otero promptly gave up a three-run triple to tack on a few extra runs to Salazar's final line. On the plus side, the six runs were the most he's given up in a start this year -- he gave up just seven runs in five June starts, for context -- and he still ranks among the league leaders in most pitching categories heading into the break. Salazar will carry a 2.75 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 118/46 K/BB ratio into the season's second half.
Jul 9 - 11:34 PM

Danny Salazar shut out the Braves for seven innings on five hits, fanning eight without a walk as the Indians won 3-0 on Wednesday.

Salazar has been fantastic all year and tonight was no exception. The win raised his record to 10-3 with a spectacular 2.22 ERA. He lowered his worrisome walk rate to 4.15 BB/9, although much of that is offset by his nice 10.32 K/9. The Indians have won 12 in a row. Salazar will likely get two starts next week barring a rain-out.
Jun 29 - 10:30 PM

Danny Salazar walked five batters and gave up four base hits but escaped with a win by allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings in the Indians 7-3 victory over the Tigers on Friday.

Salazar was not nearly as dominant as usual, fanning only three batters. He didn't give up a run until the fifth inning when the Indians already had a seven run lead. Salazar's elevated walk rate is the only concern his owners might have considering he has a stellar 2.40 ERA, 99 strikeouts and 43 walks across his 86 1/3 innings this year.
Jun 24 - 11:06 PM

Danny Salazar struck out seven while allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Salazar gave up five hits and a walk, with Jose Abreu's two-run home run in the sixth inning counting as the only damage against the 26-year-old. The win moved him to 8-3 with a shiny 2.23 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 96/38 K/BB ratio through 13 starts. Salazar will look to keep rolling Friday at the Tigers.
Jun 18 - 11:46 PM

Danny Salazar held the Angels to one run over 5 2/3 innings Sunday for his seventh win.

Salazar had to be scratched from his last turn in the Cleveland rotation due to shoulder fatigue, but he looked plenty health on Sunday afternoon in Anaheim. The hard-throwing right-hander gave up only three hits and struck out eight, moving to 7-3 on the season. He'll carry a 2.19 ERA into his next start at home against the struggling White Sox.
Jun 12 - 7:25 PM

Danny Salazar was scratched from Wednesday's start against the Mariners due to shoulder fatigue.

It's not what you want to hear, but it appears that the Indians are just being cautious. Salazar is expected to make his return Sunday against the Angels. The Indians will call up Cody Anderson to start Tuesday while Carlos Carrasco will pitch on Wednesday.
Jun 6 - 8:39 PM

Danny Salazar delivered another terrific performance in Friday's victory over the Royals, racking up nine strikeouts over eight innings of one-run baseball.

Salazar scattered just three hits while walking five. The only blemish on his evening was a solo home run off the bat of Drew Butera in the third inning. He has been one of the finest pitchers in the American League thus far, compiling a 6-3 record, 2.24 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 81/33 K/BB ratio across 68 1/3 innings in his 11 starts. He'll look to continue that dominance when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle on Wednesday.
Jun 3 - 9:59 PM

Danny Salazar allowed two runs over six innings in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

Salazar gave up six hits and walked two to earn his fifth win of the year. He continues to be one of the best pitchers in the American League, posting a 2.39 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 72/28 K/BB ratio over 60 1/3 innings of work. He's presently second in the league in strikeouts and fourth in ERA among qualified starters. Salazar will next take on the Royals on Thursday.
May 28 - 8:02 PM

Danny Salazar struggled to hold the Red Sox at bay in Sunday's loss, yielding four runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Salazar struck out six and walked three on the afternoon. The Red Sox struck for three runs through the first two innings, then held back before adding one more against Salazar in the fifth when allegedly-retiring human David Ortiz crushed a solo home run. The tepid outing was enough to push Salazar's ERA over 2.00, but that sentence in itself says plenty about just how well the 26-year-old right-hander was pitching entering Sunday's action. He will carry a 2.32 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 67/26 K/BB ratio (54 1/3 innings) into a home start against the Orioles next time out.
May 22 - 5:26 PM

Danny Salazar tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Tuesday in the Indians' 13-1 rout of the Reds.

Salazar got run support early and often and cruised right through the Cincinnati batting order, scattering five hits and one walk while working into the eighth inning. He struck out eight, and the one run he gave up came on an Adam Duvall sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh. Salazar is off to a sensational start this season, now with a 1.80 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 60 strikeouts through 50 innings. He'll get the Red Sox at Fenway Park next.
May 17 - 9:40 PM

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SS1Francisco Lindor
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2Jose Ramirez
CF1Rajai Davis
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S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
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5Trevor Bauer
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5Dan Otero
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