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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 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

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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

Danny Salazar was all over the map in Wednesday's no-decision against the Astros, striking out 10 and walking six over five innings.

Salazar was long, long, long gone by the time the game was decided, as the two teams endured each other over 16 innings before the Astros finally came through on a walk-off homer by Marwin Gonzalez. For his part, Salazar allowed just a solo home run to George Springer in the fourth inning. An extreme lack of efficiency -- Salazar threw 54 of 106 pitches for strikes -- prevented a longer outing. He will bring a 1.90 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 53/22 K/BB ratio (42 2/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a home date with the Reds.
May 11 - 7:25 PM

Danny Salazar was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Royals, racking up nine strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.

Salazar scattered just four singles and a walk on the evening. He has been nothing short of dominant through his first six starts of the 2016 season, compiling a 1.91 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 43/16 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. He'll look to extend that excellence when he squares off against the Astros in Houston on Wednesday.
May 6 - 10:21 PM

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

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

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2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
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S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
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