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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 (forearm) threw 20-plus pitches off the mound on Monday.
Salazar threw all fastballs at about 75 percent intensity, but it was a step in the right direction. Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said "it would be nice" to get him a relief appearance before the playoffs, though it's unclear whether he'll have enough time to do so. Sep 26 - 5:13 PM

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Danny Salazar (forearm) played catch from 90-100 feet Friday.

He'll then progress to 120 feet. There's no word yet on when he might be ready for a bullpen session, but it can't be too far off. While Salazar does appear to be making some progress, he won't be ready prior to the postseason and even if he returns then it will surely be in a relief role.
Sep 23 - 4:57 PM

Danny Salazar (forearm) played catch from a distance of 75 feet on Wednesday.

That comes after he threw from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday. Salazar is hoping to expand to 90 feet on Thursday and 105-120 feet this weekend before possibly returning to mound work sometime next week. The right-hander has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 regular season due to a mild strain of his right flexor musculature, but he could be an option in relief for the ALDS.
Sep 21 - 4:01 PM

Danny Salazar (forearm) played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday.

Salazar was diagnosed with a mild strain of his right flexor musculature last week. He's not going to make another start this year, but the Indians are hopeful that he could be available as a reliever as soon as the ALDS.
Sep 20 - 3:38 PM

Indians president Chris Antonetti said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that Danny Salazar (forearm) would "more than likely he'd be on a limited pitch count" if he returns in the playoffs.

Salazar was diagnosed with a mild strain of right flexor musculature on Monday and the hope is that he'll be able to get back into game situations in about 3-4 weeks. Antonetti said they are "working through" his potential role for a playoff run, but clearly they can't count on him for much.
Sep 13 - 11:37 AM

Danny Salazar was diagnosed with a mild strain of right flexor musculature.

The good news is that his UCL is fine, but he'll be shut down for 10 days after receiving a platelet rich plasma injection and isn't expected to be ready for game action for 3-4 weeks. There's a real chance he's done for the year.
Sep 12 - 4:30 PM

Danny Salazar (forearm) will miss his next start Wednesday against the White Sox.

Salazar left Friday's start with forearm tightness and will head back to Cleveland for more tests including an MRI. Mike Clevinger will draw the start in his place on Wednesday. Salazar has endured a disastrous second half, going 1-3 with a 7.44 ERA in eight starts while battling various injuries.
Sep 10 - 5:27 PM

Danny Salazar was pulled from Friday's start against the Twins after four innings due to tightness in his right forearm.

The Indians are calling his early exit a precautionary move, but it doesn't sound encouraging. Prior to his departure, Salazar had allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks over his four frames. The club will likely wait a few days and see how he responds before determining a course of action.
Sep 9 - 10:36 PM

Danny Salazar racked up 11 strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Marlins on Sunday.

Salazar allowed just six hits and a pair of walks on the day. The only blemish on his afternoon was a run that scored on a fielder's choice in the third inning. He now sports a 3.78 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 157/61 K/BB ratio across 133 1/3 innings. Salazar will do battle against the Twins in Minnesota his next time out on Friday.
Sep 4 - 8:33 PM

Indians activated RHP Danny Salazar from the paternity leave list.

Salazar was away from the club for three days to welcome a new child. The right-hander will make his next start for the Indians on Sunday against the Marlins.
Sep 1 - 3:26 PM

Indians placed RHP Danny Salazar on the paternity leave list.

He'll be back before his next turn in the rotation Saturday against the Marlins. Salazar showed a lot of positive signs Sunday afternoon against the Rangers, striking out 10 batters while yielding two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. Shawn Armstrong was called up from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding roster move.
Aug 29 - 3:27 PM

Danny Salazar struck out 10 batters over 5 2/3 innings but took a loss Sunday versus the Rangers.

It was a very encouraging outing overall from the 26-year-old right-hander, who had struggled in two straight starts coming off an elbow injury. Those struggles raised questions from management about his conditioning. Salazar gave up two earned runs Sunday on five hits and two walks, but he logged his first double-digit strikeout game since May. He gets the Marlins at home next.
Aug 28 - 5:57 PM

Danny Salazar was rocked in Tuesday's loss to the A's, surrendering six runs on eight hits over four-plus innings.

Salazar has now made two starts since coming off the disabled list, neither of which has panned out particularly well. He lasted just one inning in his first outing back and while he managed to clear that low bar on Tuesday, he didn't particularly clear it in effective fashion. Khris Davis mashed a three-run homer off the 26-year-old right-hander in the first inning and the A's would go on to score twice more in the third and once more in the fifth. Prior to hitting the disabled list with right elbow inflammation at the beginning of August, Salazar held a 3.38 ERA. That has been bumped to 3.90 with his recent ineffective results. A road start against the Angels shows next on his schedule as he looks to return to pre-injury form.
Aug 24 - 1:50 AM

Danny Salazar was lifted from Thursday's start against the White Sox after only one inning.

Salazar's velocity was there—his fastball was hitting 97 mph—but his command was nonexistent. The right-hander yielded three runs, three walks and a base hit in his lone inning of work while throwing just 16 of his 34 pitches for strikes. Salazar was making his first start since coming off the disabled list with right elbow inflammation. He threw some pitches in the bullpen after his start, which suggests his short hook was due to ineffectiveness and not injury-related. Kyle Crockett replaced Salazar in the second inning.
Aug 18 - 8:31 PM

Indians activated RHP Danny Salazar from the 15-day disabled list.

Salazar will return to the Indians' starting rotation on Thursday night against the White Sox after missing a little over two weeks with inflammation in his right elbow. The 26-year-old holds a 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 133/51 K/BB ratio through 117 1/3 innings this season with Cleveland. He's safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues. Daily Slant: Salazar has massive upside nearly every start, but this doesn't seem like a great spot to deploy him in DFS. He's still priced in the same range as before his DL stint and did not have any type of rehab assignment which could lead to a decreased pitch count. Salazar has allowed a .422 wOBA since the All-Star Break and while his strikeout numbers have remained intact, he's been getting burned by the long ball of late (7 HRs allowed in 24 IP dating back to July 1st). Bumgarner, deGrom, Fernandez and Shoemaker are all better targets.
Aug 18 - 3:20 PM

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