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Danny Salazar | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 fanned 10 while allowing one run over seven innings Tuesday in a win over the Twins.
The Indians are going to be awfully tough in October if Salazar keeps throwing like this; he's allowed five runs and amassed a 46/9 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings since coming off the disabled list. Aug 15 - 11:39 PM

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Danny Salazar limited the Rays to one run over 5 1/3 innings, striking out eight, in Thursday's no-decision.

It wasn't flawless, with Salazar allowing seven hits and walking four, but he danced out of trouble for most of the night. His counterpart, Blake Snell, was equally as stout, leaving Salazar's record at 4-5 on the year. Even without the win, the 27-year-old has now turned in four good outings since coming off the disabled list in late July. His shoulder soreness seemingly in the past, at least for now, Salazar will continue working on his 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 113/37 K/BB ratio Tuesday when the Indians meet up with the Twins.
Aug 11 - 12:34 AM

Danny Salazar punched out 12 batters and allowed just one run in seven innings but did not get a decision as his team lost to the Yankees on Saturday.

He yielded an RBI double to Didi Gregorius in the first inning then threw up zeroes the rest of the way. It was the most strikeouts he's recorded in a game in his career. He was dominant all night but Yankees' starter Jordan Montgomery and three relievers were just as good. Salazar's record holds at 4-5 with a 4.32 ERA. He has 105 strikeouts and 33 walks in 75 innings.
Aug 5 - 10:44 PM

Danny Salazar yielded two runs over six-plus innings in a 9-3 win over the White Sox on Friday.

Salazar held the White Sox off the board before giving up a two-run homer to Matt Davidson in the seventh. It proved to be his final batter of the night. He gave up just three hits in all while walking two and striking out eight. The 27-year-old has turned in back-to-back excellent performances since coming off the disabled list and should be picked up in any fantasy leagues where he was dropped.
Jul 29 - 1:50 AM

Danny Salazar was stellar in his return from the disabled list Saturday, holding the Blue Jays to a solitary hit over seven scoreless innings.

Where has this Danny Salazar been all year? The right-hander was reminiscent of his 2016 form, striking out eight and not walking a batter over his seven shutout frames. The only travesty is that the usually-steady Andrew Miller allowed a run in relief, denying Salazar a win for his efforts. Still, it was a very encouraging return from the disabled list for the 27-year-old, who has been out since June 6 with shoulder troubles. He's not out of the woods yet, but another good turn for Salazar Thursday against the Angels would be promising.
Jul 22 - 11:33 PM

Indians activated RHP Danny Salazar from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the Indians' rotation on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Prior to landing on the shelf with his shoulder woes, Salazar compiled a 5.40 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 77/28 K/BB ratio across 55 innings.
Jul 22 - 3:22 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) will return to the Indians' rotation Saturday against the visiting Blue Jays.

Salazar got the go-ahead after striking out nine batters over six scoreless innings Sunday in a rehab start with Triple-A Columbus. He also threw five shutout innings last Tuesday at Low-A Mahoning Valley. The 27-year-old right-hander isn't a very reliable fantasy bet for the stretch run, but there are worse SP stashes.
Jul 19 - 2:03 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) could rejoin the Indians' rotation later this week.

Manager Terry Francona has indicated that the team will tell Salazar Tuesday what their plan is, although it's not clear whether he'll also alert the media at that time. Salazar struck out nine while firing six shutout innings on Sunday in his last rehab start with Triple-A Columbus. He holds a 5.40 ERA with the big club this season, but Salazar's strikeout upside makes him worth scooping up in any leagues where he was dropped. Josh Tomlin has pitched well the last two times out but would seem to be the most vulnerable to lose his rotation spot. Trevor Bauer went just two-thirds of an inning in his last start and is also a candidate.
Jul 18 - 10:07 AM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) was outstanding in Sunday's minor league rehab start at Triple-A Columbus, striking out nine over six shutout innings.

Salazar walked three and allowed three hits in the contest. Indians' manager Terry Francona had told him prior to "get after it" during this start and he most certainly did. It's unclear if he'll need another, or if the next step will be a return to the Tribe's rotation.
Jul 16 - 9:24 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) threw a bullpen session prior to Friday's game.

The next step in his recovery will be another minor league rehab start which is expected to come with Triple-A Columbus on Monday. He has been sidelined since June 6 due to soreness in his pitching shoulder.
Jul 14 - 7:19 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) worked five scoreless innings Tuesday in a rehab start with Low-A Mahoning Valley.

Salazar struck out seven batters and gave up just two hits, throwing 71 pitches in the efficient outing. It was his third minor league rehab start, and by far his most successful. It's not clear where his next appearance will be, though there is some chatter about him possibly rejoining the Indians next week. Salazar has been on the disabled list since June 6 because of a sore right shoulder.
Jul 12 - 10:38 AM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) will make his next rehab start Tuesday for Low-A Mahoning Valley.

It will be his third and likely final rehab appearance before rejoining the Indians' rotation. Salazar will throw around 75 pitches, which is 15 more than he tossed Thursday at Triple-A Columbus. He landed on the DL with shoulder soreness about a month ago.
Jul 8 - 7:04 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) scattered three hits and three runs over 3 1/3 innings Thursday in a rehab start for Triple-A Columbus.

Salazar walked two and struck out four while throwing 30 of his 60 pitches for strikes. The three runs he allowed all came on solo home runs. Salazar was moved to the bullpen earlier this year but will get another try in the rotation upon his return.
Jul 6 - 9:35 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) is set to make his second rehab appearance Thursday with Triple-A Columbus.

Salazar allowed three runs over just 1 2/3 innings in his rehab debut last week, but his shoulder felt good and he'll try to go three-plus innings on Thursday. Salazar is being stretched out as a starter on his minor league rehab assignment, though he could return as a reliever. He was moved to the bullpen in late May and made two relief appearances for the Indians before landing on the disabled list.
Jul 4 - 7:58 PM

Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Tuesday that the team plans to bring Danny Salazar (shoulder) back as a starter.

Salazar was moved to the bullpen prior to being placed on the disabled list, but they plan to return him to the rotation when he's done with his rehab assignment (it begins Saturday). "We’ve had two primary goals with Danny," said Antonetti. "First we want to get him healthy. The second is on making sure he has consistent mechanics and consistent intensity every time he picks up a baseball. If we can do that, and help him get back to being healthy and in a good spot mechanically, hopefully that will translate into success for him as a starter. We are going to condition him as a starter."
Jun 27 - 10:42 PM

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