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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
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Danny Salazar (shoulder) has worked out at Double-A Akron the last two days.
"He threw a side day on Monday," Indians manager Terry Francona told reporters Tuesday. "Today he did some drills, simulating a shortstop taking balls in the hole to help him get his legs back under him and drive (the ball)." Salazar should soon be ready to begin appearing in rehab games for Akron. He's been on the major league disabled list since June 6 because of a right shoulder issue. Jun 21 - 9:26 AM

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Danny Salazar (shoulder) is expected to report to Double-A Akron on Thursday.

It's not clear if he'll be immediately put into game action. Salazar has a good relationship with Akron pitching coach Tony Arnold and will work through some mechanical issues under Arnold's watch. There is no timetable for his return to the Indians' active roster.
Jun 13 - 4:50 PM

An MRI on Danny Salazar's right shoulder came back negative.

Salazar went on the disabled list with swelling in the shoulder earlier this week and felt some pain during a bullpen session at Double-A Akron. He still has some swelling, but there's no structural damage. It's unclear when Salazar will be ready for game action.
Jun 9 - 5:03 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) will head to Double-A Akron to work with pitching coach Tony Arnold.

Indians minor league pitching coordinator Ruben Niebla will also be there to help Salazar as he tries to get back on track. Cleveland placed the 27-year-old right-hander on the disabled list Tuesday after he experienced some swelling in his shoulder following his latest relief appearance. Salazar holds a rough 5.40 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 55 innings this season for the Indians and he was demoted to the bullpen in late May.
Jun 6 - 6:37 PM

Indians placed RHP Danny Salazar on the 10-day disabled list with a sore right shoulder.

It's possible this shoulder issue has been a lingering thing for Salazar, as he owns an unsightly 5.40 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 55 innings this season and was recently demoted to the bullpen. There is no timetable for his return to the Indians' active roster.
Jun 6 - 4:52 PM

Danny Salazar made his first relief appearance Thursday, striking out two in a scoreless inning against the A's.

Manager Terry Francona had Salazar finish off the 8-0 victory. The Indians have yet to announce when he'll rejoin the rotation, but it could happen next week.
Jun 1 - 3:36 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday that Danny Salazar will available out of the bullpen as soon as Wednesday or Thursday.

The skipper left open the possibility that Salazar could get a start at some point during the team's road trip that begins on Friday, but the talented-but-frustrating righty is headed for relief duty for now. That means Mike Clevinger and Josh Tomlin will keep their rotation spots with Corey Kluber (back) returning this week. Salazar ranks fourth in baseball with a 30.9 percent strikeout percentage, but he's also fourth in walk percentage at 11.9 percent. Additionally, he's served up 11 home runs and his 5.50 ERA ranks 83rd out of 93 qualifiers.
May 28 - 11:29 AM

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, "indications" are that Danny Salazar could be moved to the bullpen.

Cleveland will need to bump someone from the starting rotation with Corey Kluber (back) returning Thursday against the Athletics. With Mike Clevinger pitching extremely well (2-1, 2.82 ERA), it looks like Salazar could be the odd man out. Salazar only has three quality starts in 10 outings this year while struggling to a 5.50 ERA.
May 27 - 9:04 PM

Danny Salazar had command issues in Saturday's loss to the Royals, walking five while allowing six hits and four runs -- three earned -- over 5 1/3 innings.

He's been able to largely keep his control in check this season -- relatively, at least, for a guy who rarely seems to know where it's going -- but his five walks give him 28 free passes in 52 1/3 innings this year. The loss dropped him to 3-5 with a 5.50 ERA and 1.59 WHIP through 10 starts. Despite his issues, a date with the A's on Thursday could still yield strong results for the 27-year-old.
May 27 - 8:43 PM

Danny Salazar picked up his third victory of the season on Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Astros.

The right-hander punched out seven on the afternoon while walking three. He continued to have trouble with the long ball though, surrendering homers to Carlos Beltran and Jose Altuve. He'll head into Friday's start against the Royals with an uncharacteristically bad 5.55 ERA and 1.53 WHIP.
May 21 - 5:18 PM

Danny Salazar offered a mixed bag for fantasy owners Tuesday versus the Rays, striking out nine but surrendering four homers and five runs over five frames.

Salazar struck out four of the first five batters he faced, but he then proceeded to serve up three home runs to the next five guys. He then allowed yet another longball in the fifth. That can be Salazar in a nutshell, as he gets swings and misses with his plus stuff but just leaves too many pitches in bad spots. He’ll carry a 5.66 ERA 62/20 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings into Cincinnati.
May 16 - 9:38 PM

Danny Salazar was pushed around for five runs in just 2 2/23 innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He wasn't charged with the loss because Blue Jays' starter Francisco Liriano had already given up seven runs when Salazar was relieved. He gave up a three-run homer to Jose Bautista in the first inning, pitched a run-free second inning, then gave up two runs in the third before being lifted. He surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out four. Things have not gone well for Salazar this year as he has a 5.20 ERA after seven starts. He has the best strikeout rate of his career (53 Ks in 36 1/3 innings) but has given up a lot of hits in key situations. His fortunes should improve as the season rolls along.
May 10 - 11:20 PM

Danny Salazar yielded two runs over 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Royals.

The only damage was a two-run shot off the bat of Eric Hosmer in his final inning of work, but Salazar wasn’t very efficient. He gave up eight hits and walked a pair while striking out seven, so he was at 98 pitches when he left in the fifth inning. Salazar has fanned 49 batters in 33 2/3 innings this season, but he owns a 4.28 ERA and 1.49 WHIP and hasn’t completed seven innings in any of his six starts. He’ll try to change that next time out against the Blue Jays on the road.
May 5 - 11:58 PM

Danny Salazar allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings to help lead the Indians to a 4-3 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

Salazar only yielded three hits on the night, but two were homers accounting for all three of the Mariners' runs. He also walked three while striking out six. He hasn't flashed his dominant form yet this year, but Salazar is now 2-2 with a 4.34 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in five starts. He'll try to get over .500 when he takes on the Tigers in Detroit on Thursday.
Apr 29 - 9:09 PM

Danny Salazar struggled in Sunday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on seven hits in his five innings of work.

On the plus side for fantasy owners, he was able to rack up nine strikeouts on the day while walking three. White Sox jumped on him right out of the gate, pushing three runs across in the opening inning. Salazar now sports a disappointing 4.37 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 36/11 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings on the season. He'll try to get back in the win column on Saturday when he does battle against the Mariners.
Apr 23 - 5:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Danny Salazar
9Shawn Armstrong