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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

Mike Clevinger fanned nine while allowing one run in six innings Tuesday against the Rangers.

It's too soon to project Danny Salazar's return, but Clevinger seems like he's going to have a good case to stick in the rotation once Salazar does make it back, whether it's over Josh Tomlin or Trevor Bauer. He has a 3.56 ERA in nine starts and one relief appearance.
Jun 27 - 10:19 PM

Cody Allen took his fourth loss after giving up a solo homer to the Rangers' Adrian Beltre in the ninth inning Tuesday.

Allen could have been in line for the save tonight had the Indians scored more than one run, but as it was, he was brought into a 1-1 tie in the ninth and took his second loss in four days. He's still pitching pretty well, having amassed a 2.40 ERA to date, but it's unclear when he'll resume getting saves.
Jun 27 - 10:17 PM

Danny Salazar (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Saturday.

Salazar went through a simulated game on Monday with no issues, clearing the way for him to return to official game action. It's unclear how many rehab outings he'll need, but the Indians figure to proceed cautiously with him. Salazar had been demoted to the bullpen prior to being placed on the DL with a sore shoulder.
Jun 27 - 5:09 PM

Michael Brantley is in Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers.

Brantley was activated from the disabled list on Monday, but the Indians held him out of the starting lineup. The 30-year-old started the season hot, but he has zero homers and a .716 OPS over 34 games dating back to the start of May.
Jun 27 - 3:40 PM

Indians recalled RHP Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus.

Armstrong was just sent down on Monday, but he's back with Austin Jackson hitting the DL. The 26-year-old compiled a 5.02 ERA and 14/6 K/BB ratio over 14 1/3 innings with the big club this season. He'll operate in middle relief.
Jun 27 - 3:01 PM

Indians placed OF Austin Jackson on the 10-day disabled list with a left quad strain.

Jackson suffered the injury during Sunday's game and will require a 3-4 week absence. The Indians have called up right-hander Shawn Armstrong to take his place on the active roster.
Jun 27 - 3:00 PM

Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-5 with a go-ahead two-run single in Monday's comeback win from down seven runs against the Rangers.

The Rangers held a 9-3 lead over the Indians after four innings, but the Tribe clawed their way back over the next two frames. They plated four runs in the fifth inning and five more in the sixth, with the key hit coming courtesy of Chisenhall, who worked a go-ahead two-run single which jumped the Indians from a 9-8 deficit to a 10-9 advantage. Cleveland would ultimately win by a 15-9 final score in one of the more remarkable swings on the scoreboard this season. For the season as a whole, Chisenhall is hitting .311/.373/.589 with 10 homers and 40 RBI across 151 at-bats this season. He has picked up multiple hits in five of his last 10 games.
Jun 26 - 11:09 PM

Jose Ramirez went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in Monday's win over the Rangers.

As a team, the Indians racked up 15 runs on 19 hits during a comeback which saw them overcome a 9-2 fourth-inning deficit. This huge offensive performance happened without the Indians hitting a home run. Zeroing in on Ramirez, this was his third three-hit performance in his last 10 games and his seventh multi-hit showing in that space. Overall, the 24-year-old third baseman is slashing a strong .326/.381/.567 with 12 homers, 35 RBI, 51 runs scored and eight steals in 282 at-bats.
Jun 26 - 11:06 PM

Carlos Carrasco was rocked for eight runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Monday's win over the Rangers.

Carrasco struggled from the start, coughing up a three-run homer to Adrian Beltre in a four-run first and surrendering yet another three-run shot in the second inning, that one to Elvis Andrus. Joey Gallo would put a cap on this sad outing with a solo home run in the fourth. Carrasco had entered Monday on a nice three-start run, having allowed just three runs in his last 17 2/3 innings. He will try to get back on that track when he brings his 3.67 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 96/25 K/BB ratio (90 2/3 innings) into a road showdown with the Tigers in his next scheduled outing.
Jun 26 - 10:52 PM

Austin Jackson (quad) is getting an MRI on Monday.

He could need a stint on the disabled list, depending on what the scan shows. If a move is made with Jackson, it will come prior to Tuesday's game.
Jun 26 - 4:57 PM

Indians optioned RHP Shawn Armstrong to Triple-A Columbus.

Armstrong has already been up and down a few times this season. The 26-year-old has compiled a 5.02 ERA and 14/6 K/BB ratio over 14 1/3 innings along the way.
Jun 26 - 3:19 PM

Indians optioned OF Daniel Robertson to Triple-A Columbus.

He'll head back down to the minors with Michael Brantley and Brandon Guyer coming off the disabled list. Robertson has appeared in 32 games with the Indians while batting .225/.287/.338 with one homer and seven RBI.
Jun 26 - 3:16 PM

Indians activated OF Brandon Guyer from the 10-day disabled list.

Guyer, out since mid-May with a left wrist sprain, went 4-for-20 (.267) with a homer and four hit-by-pitches over six rehab games with Triple-A Columbus. The 31-year-old was batting just .182/.237/.291 over 60 plate appearances prior to hitting the DL.
Jun 26 - 3:13 PM

Indians activated OF Michael Brantley from the 10-day disabled list.

Brantley was able to return from his right ankle sprain as soon as he was eligible. The 30-year-old returns to a .296/.360/.432 batting line with five homers and seven steals through 54 games this season.
Jun 26 - 3:10 PM


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