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Danny Salazar | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Danny Salazar held the Rays to two runs -- one earned -- on just two hits over 7 2/3 innings in a 6-2 win Tuesday.
Salazar yielded just one hit over seven scoreless innings before Asdrubal Cabrera hit an RBI double in the eighth. Another run scored on a throwing error before Salazar was removed. The start was a necessary turn after two subpar outings his last two times out. The right-hander will carry a 3.80 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 101/24 K/BB ratio into Sunday's interleague matchup against the Pirates. Jun 30 - 10:25 PM

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Danny Salazar was touched up for seven runs -- six earned -- over just 4 1/3 frames in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

Salazar managed to strike out eight batters, but he also walked three and allowed six hits, needing 99 pitches to cover the 4 1/3 innings. It's an outing that happens on occasion with him, as his command can wane at times. Salazar will take a 4.06 ERA into Tampa next week but still has a 99/22 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings.
Jun 23 - 11:00 PM

Danny Salazar allowed three runs -- two earned -- in 4 2/3 innings before a rain delay ended his start against the Cubs on Thursday.

Salazar struck out four and walked one. His outing ended with the bases loaded in the fifth, but Cody Allen pitched out of the jam, preserving Salazar's ERA.
Jun 19 - 12:10 AM

Danny Salazar racked up seven strikeouts over seven innings in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday.

Salazar surrendered seven hits and one walk on the night. All of the damage against him was done on one mighty swing of the bat from Miguel Cabrera in the sixth inning. He has been outstanding since joining the rotation early in the season, compiling a 3.54 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 87/18 K/BB ratio over 68 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Jun 12 - 9:35 PM

Danny Salazar was dominant on Saturday, limiting the Orioles to one run in seven innings in a 2-1 win.

Salazar struck out 10 and issued only one walk. The run he allowed came on a Manny Machado solo shot in the top of the third inning. Salazar is now 6-1 with a 3.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 81/17 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 frames this season. He'll try to keep it all working next time out against the Tigers.
Jun 6 - 7:18 PM

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

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

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2Carlos Carrasco
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