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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 has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Angels due to illness.
The Indians presumably will hope that he'll be ready to go at some point over the weekend. Trevor Bauer will start Friday in Salazar's place and will be on regular rest. Aug 28 - 1:09 PM

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Danny Salazar struggled in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

On the plus side, Salazar racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a walk. The Yankees jumped on him early and often in this one, with Brett Gardner and Brian McCann each leaving the yard during a three-run first inning. He'll carry a 3.30 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 162/41 K/BB ratio into Saturday's start against the Angels.
Aug 22 - 4:17 PM

Danny Salazar continued to pitch well, earning the win after holding the Red Sox to one run in seven innings in Monday's 8-2 victory.

Salazar allowed a solo home run to Travis Shaw in the third inning, but that was it. He scattered four hits and a walk while striking out five on the evening. In his last seven starts, the right-hander has put up a 1.45 ERA, giving up one or zero runs in five of them. Overall, he has a 3.16 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP and a 156/41 K/BB ratio in 139 2/3 innings. Salazar will look to keep rolling over the weekend when he starts at Yankee Stadium.
Aug 17 - 10:33 PM

Danny Salazar limited the Yankees to one run in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday to win for the 10th time this season.

Salazar struck out eight and walked five in his sixth straight quality starts. He's struck out at least seven batters in six of his last seven starts, and he's up to 151 strikeouts in 132 2/3 innings for the season.
Aug 12 - 11:16 PM

Danny Salazar struck out seven while allowing one run over six innings but settled for a no-decision against the Angels on Wednesday.

Salazar allowed just three hits and walked two, with a Kole Calhoun homer counting as the only run against him. Unfortunately for Salazar, closer Cody Allen blew the save in the ninth, depriving him of the win. Salazar remains 9-6 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 143/35 K/BB ratio over 125 1/3 innings this year. Salazar will continue to look for his 10th win next Wednesday against the Yankees.
Aug 5 - 6:42 PM

Danny Salazar shut down the A's on Friday, allowing just an unearned run and one hit over eight innings to earn his ninth win.

Salazar didn't have a big strikeout game, finishing with just four, but maybe that will be good for him; he really doesn't need to try to strike out everyone in order to succeed. The potential is still there for him to turn into one of the AL's best starters.
Aug 1 - 3:11 AM

Danny Salazar held the White Sox to two runs in 6 2/3 innings, but still lost on Sunday.

The Indians weren't able to give Salazar any run support against Carlos Rodon, so he took a tough-luck loss. The right-hander served up a solo home run in the third inning to Carlos Sanchez and an RBI single to Melky Cabrera in the seventh. They accounted for two of six hits. Salazar also walked three and struck out eight. He'll bring a 3.72 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 132/32 K/BB ratio over 111 1/3 innings into a road start versus the Athletics.
Jul 26 - 4:18 PM

Danny Salazar struck out eight but allowed three runs over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

Salazar yielded just two hits, but they were big ones -- an opening triple by Gerardo Parra that led to a run, and a two-run homer by Jean Segura. It was an unfortunate outcome for Salazar in what was an otherwise strong start coming out of the break. Salazar is now 8-5 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 124/29 K/BB ratio through 17 starts. A meeting with the White Sox is on tap for Sunday.
Jul 21 - 11:15 PM

Danny Salazar allowed just an unearned run over 8 2/3 innings in Friday's 5-1 win over the Athletics.

It was his longest outing of the season. Salazar got a chance to finish off the complete game, but he was pulled after giving up a double to Ben Zobrist and hitting Billy Butler. It was a brilliant outing nonetheless, as he held Oakland to just five hits in all while walking just one batter and striking out eight. Salazar has been a bit up and down of late, but it's nights like this one that show the immense upside. He'll finish off the first half with a 3.74 ERA and 116/26 K/BB ratio over 98 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 11:49 PM

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

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

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2Mike Aviles
SS1Francisco Lindor
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LF1Michael Brantley
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Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
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Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
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5Ryan Webb
6Jeff Manship
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