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31 Danny Salazar SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 1/11/1990 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cleveland | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 63/23 | Average Draft Position: 134.65
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Danny Salazar fans seven in win over Royals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar put together a quality start Sunday afternoon against the Royals, improving to 3-4 on the year. The right-hander yielded three runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 10-3 victory.

Salazar won back-to-back starts for the first time this season. He owns a 4.96 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP over 10 starts (52 2/3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at home against Texas.

Danny Salazar's return a mixed bag


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/23/2014) Remember those reports coming out of Triple-A Columbus about Danny Salazar being back to form and as good as he was last year? After his first start back in the majors Thursday, the jury's still out.

He didn't pitch poorly, but any transformation he may have undergone in his 10 starts at Columbus wasn't immediately evident in the results or on the radar gun. He still struggled with his command, walking three in an inefficient five innings, and he still averaged 1-2 mph less on his fastball than he did for most of his stay last year.

And it's not like the results were radically different at Triple-A. His strikeout rate did improve during his stay there, but he still issued 14 walks in 17 2/3 innings over his final three starts. The red flags remained even amid the glowing reports.

So ... were they all a bunch of hooey? Hard to say. The talent is evident. Even with reduced velocity, Salazar is among the hardest throwers in the game and should at least deliver a high strikeout rate. But with his control issues, will he accumulate enough innings for it to matter in Fantasy?

I already ranked him a conservative 77th at starting pitcher before this start, so I didn't feel the need to move him in response. In most leagues, he's worth owning, but in a what-do-you-have-to-lose sort of way.


Danny Salazar strikes out six in win vs. Twins Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar enjoyed a triumphant return to the rotation Tuesday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and three walks in five innings and striking out six to pick up a win in his team's 8-2 victory over the Twins.

Salazar (2-4) was making his first major-league start since May 15 after being sent down to Triple-A to try and improve his performance. Though he struggled with his control in the outing, he did a good job limiting the damage of his wildness. Salazar owns a 5.12 ERA and 53:20 K:BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Royals Sunday.


Danny Salazar gets the call for start Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Indians recalled pitcher Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus Tuesday as expected, ahead of his scheduled start against the Twins.

The Indians announced Salazar would be making this start days ago, so this move simply gets him on the official roster prior to the start. 


Terry Francona encouraged by Danny Salazar


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Terry Francona has expressed encouragement over the recent progress of fireballing right-hander Danny Salazar in anticipation of a Tuesday start in Minnesota. He will be called up by the Indians for that outing.

"From all the scouts that have seen him, he's a lot closer to the Danny that got called up last year than the one we saw earlier in the year," Francona told MLB.com.

Salazar, who could assume a permanent spot in the rotation with a strong performance given the struggles of fellow starters such as Josh Tomlin, was lights-out in 2013 and even earned a playoff game start. But he struggled mightily to start this season before fanning 48 in his last 36 innings and compiling a 3.00 in his last six starts for Triple-A Columbus.


T.J. House, Danny Salazar set to open series against Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) What was expected is now official: Left-hander T.J. House and 2013 standout Danny Salazar will be promoted by the Indians for starts Monday and Tuesday, respectively, in Minnesota.

House proved inconsistent with Cleveland earlier in the year and owned a 4.40 ERA before his demotion to Triple-A Columbus. Salazar regressed this season before a demotion to the same team. He has performed well recently, spurring the impending call-up. He has given up just eight runs in his last 31 innings with 39 strikeouts.


Danny Salazar could get a start Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar could return to the majors Tuesday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Nothing has been made official just yet, but there's speculation Salazar will get the call. He started in the minors Thursday, and would be in line for a Tuesday start. The club hasn't announced its rotation following the first series, and there's uncertainly about who will open in the rotation to begin the second half. In nine minor-league starts, Salazar has posted a 4.50 ERA. 


Danny Salazar deserves to be on your radar again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/9/2014) The latest for Danny Salazar isn't the greatest as far as Fantasy owners are concerned. The enigmatic right-hander won't be making his return to the big leagues Saturday against the White Sox after all.

Of course, the only reason anyone held out hope for a return is the way he's pitched recently. His overall numbers at Triple-A Columbus aren't so impressive, but he has struck out 34 in 24 1/3 innings over his last four starts, prompting Senior Director of Scouting Operations John Mirabelli to say, in the words of manager Terry Francona, "he looked like he did for us last year," according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

How Salazar looked for the Indians last year made him a popular mid-round sleeper on Draft Day this year, and nobody really doubted he could get back to that. He had some physical issues early in the year that compromised his velocity, but if he's back to 100 percent, he could be an impact player down the stretch.

If you're looking for a minor-league pitcher to stash, Salazar might be a better choice than Andrew Heaney or Jimmy Nelson.


Danny Salazar passed over for start Saturday vs. White Sox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar was passed over for a chance to rejoin the major-league rotation Saturday against the White Sox, as the team chose to go with Zach McAllister to replace Justin Masterson (knee).

However, Salazar appears to be a candidate to pitch in a doubleheader at Detroit July 19, according to The Chronicle-Telegram.

Salazar is 3-5 with a 4.93 ERA in eight starts since being demoted to Triple-A Columbus in late May. He has 53 strikeouts in 42 innings.


Zach McAllister, Danny Salazar candidates to start Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister and Danny Salazar are the two candidates to replace the injured Justin Masterson in the rotation starting Saturday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

McAllister posted a 5.89 ERA and 43:19 K:BB ratio in 10 starts in April and May before going on the disabled list with a back injury. He was activated in mid-June but had his first scheduled start rained out before being sent to Triple-A Columbus, where he's 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA and 34:7 K:BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings over six starts, which includes his rehab assignment.

Salazar burned bright during the second half of 2013 but struggled early this season, going 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA and 47:17 K:BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings over eight starts before being sent down to Columbus. He's 3-5 with a medicore 4.93 ERA and an excellent 53:17 K:BB ratio in 42 innings over eight Triple-A starts, but he's looked better in recent outings.


Danny Salazar dealing with minor triceps, elbow issues


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar is dealing with a couple of injuries at Triple-A Columbus, though manager Terry Francona told MLB.com Wednesday he likely would have pitched through them at the major-league level.

"If he was with [the Indians], he would've pitched," Francona said. "Missing one start while he can work on some mechanical things, flush that out of there, just so it doesn't become a nuisance. It's nothing structural."

Salazar was placed on the disabled list with a triceps injury, and also has some inflammation in his elbow, though neither is considered a long term issue. Francona also said he does not believe Salazar's 7.11 ERA at Columbus is the result of the injury.

Salazar should miss just one turn through the rotation for Columbus. 


Danny Salazar placed on Triple-A DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) A triceps injury has landed struggling Indians minor league reliever Danny Salazar on the Triple-A disabled list.

Salazar has been a mess all season, including three starts with Columbus after his demotion. The right-hander who started the Indians' lone playoff game last season has given up 10 earned runs on 21 hits in 12 2/3 innings with the Clippers.


Danny Salazar struggles in first minor-league start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar had a tough start Tuesday in the minors.

Salazar last just 2 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs. Walks were again an issue, as Salazar walked three hitters and struck out one. He allowed six hits, and threw 70 pitches. Salazar was recently demoted by Cleveland, and will have to perform well in order to work his way back into the major-league rotation.


Stash Danny Salazar if you can


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/16/2014) Danny Salazar may be on his way to Triple-A Columbus now, having lost his job because of his early season inconsistencies, but he won't be there forever.

Granted, his path back to the starting rotation isn't as clear as Alex Wood's. Wood didn't lose his job because of performance, but because the Braves had too many worthy rotation options and needed to preserve his innings anyway. As soon as they have an opening, you can trust it'll go to Wood, which isn't necessarily true for Salazar.

The good news is he still has the stuff to regain the Indians' trust. He struck out well more than a batter per inning during this latest eight-start stint and twice maintained it through six innings. Generally speaking, though, he struggled to go deep into games after being babied all of his career until now, encountering some unexpected control issues along the way.

It's all part of the learning process, and of course, Triple-A is a more appropriate setting for learning. He's still talented and clearly on the Indians' radar. He just needs some time to get right.

Unlike Kevin Gausman and Andrew Heaney, we already know Salazar can do it at the big-league level, which makes him arguably the most stashable minor-league pitcher now that Bauer is up.


Scuffling Danny Salazar dispatched to minors


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) The Danny Salazar experiment is over - at least for now. The disappointing Indians right-hander has been demoted to Triple-A Columbus, where he will try to recapture the velocity and control that proved productive late last season and earned him the start in the Wild Card playoff game.

Salazar has not only surrendered eight home runs in 40 2/3 innings this season, but has allowed 66 baserunners as well. He struggled to keep his fastball down and left many breaking pitches over the heart of the plate. The result was a 1-4 record, 5.53 ERA and just two quality starts in eight outings.

The last straw was a 98-pitch performance Thursday night in Toronto in which he lasted just four innings and took the loss.


Danny Salazar exits early yet again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar dropped his fourth decision of the season Thursday, in a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Salazar didn't pitch terribly, but he struggled keeping his pitch count low, lasting just four innings in the start. He allowed two runs and had to pitch out of plenty of trouble, allowing five hits and a pair of walks. He also struck out three batters while racking up 98 pitches before being pulled.

Salazar has failed to pitch passed the sixth inning in six of eight starts this season, and has a 5.53 ERA and 1-4 record. He will try to turn things around in his next start, set for Tuesday against the Tigers. 


Indians reshuffle rotation for Toronto series


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) The Indians made some slight changes to their rotation for the upcoming series in Toronto, MLB.com reports Sunday. The team will go with Justin Masterson and Corey Kluber on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Danny Salazar, who was  originally scheduled for Tuesday, will remain on a normal five-day schedule and will take the hill on Thursday.

Danny Salazar strikes out seven vs. Twins Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar posted a quality start in a no-decision Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 4-3 win over the Twins.

Salazar made it through six innings with only one run on his scorecard, but he left two runners in scoring position for the bullpen in the seventh inning, and both would eventually score. He owns an improving 5.65 ERA and 44:15 K:BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings. Salazar is slated to take on the Blue Jays in Toronto Tuesday.


Danny Salazar finally gets first win of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar (1-3) was knocked around on Friday, but still managed to escape with the win in his team's 12-5 victory over the White Sox.

Salazar gave up three runs in the third and a solo home run to Jose Abreu in the fifth inning. He was charged with four runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over five innings pitched.

Salazar owns a 5.64 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP over six starts (30 1/3 innings). He'll make his next start Wednesday at home against Minnesota.

Danny Salazar settled for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar turned in a strong outing but was not backed by enough run support, settling for a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out eight over seven innings of a 2-1 defeat.

Salazar lowered his ERA from 7.85 to 6.04 following Sunday's start. He owns a 31:11 K:BB ratio over 25 1/3 innings pitched. He'll make his next start Saturday against the White Sox.

Tipping pitches could be part of problem for Danny Salazar


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Disappointing right-handed starter Danny Salazar revealed after his loss to Kansas City on Tuesday night that he might have been tipping his pitches, particularly his changeup. One of those changeups was deposited over the fence by Mike Moustakas and proved to be the beginning of the end for Salazar.

Pitching coach Mickey Callaway added his belief that tipping pitches has been a problem for a while, but Terry Francona told MLB.com that he didn't feel it was an issue against the Royals and that he was surprised Salazar brought it up.

Salazar, who showed tremendous promise late in 2013, has lost a few miles an hour off his fastball as well and could be ticketed for the minors if he continues to struggle. He owns an 0-3 record and 7.85 ERA and has not made it through the fifth inning in any of his last three starts.


Danny Salazar struggles in another short outing Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar failed to complete five innings for the third straight start Tuesday, giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 8-2 loss to the Royals.

Salazar (0-3) continues to flash elite strikeout potential, but he also continues to serve up critical home runs that cause for shortented outings. He has given up five runs in three straight starts, now giving him a 7.85 ERA and 23:10 K:BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Giants in San Francisco Sunday.


Danny Salazar roughed up again Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar had another rough outing and was charged with his second loss of the season Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.

Salazar (0-2) surrendered a three-run home run to Ian Kinsler in the fifth inning and a run-scoring single to Kinsler again in the following frame. He was charged with five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings in a 7-5 defeat.

Salazar has allowed three homers and 10 runs over his last two starts. His ERA has ballooned from 3.18 to 7.71 over that span. He'll be searching for his first win of the season Tuesday against Kansas City.

Zach McAllister, Danny Salazar move back a day in rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Following the postponement of Tuesday's game at Detroit, the Indians announced Tuesday's starter Zach McAllister will pitch Wednesday. Danny Salazar, who was slated to pitch Wednesday, will be moved back to Thursday's series finale at Detroit.

Danny Salazar hit hard despite 10 Ks in loss to White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar failed to make it out of the fourth inning but still managed to strike out 10 while suffering his first loss of the season in a 7-3 defeat to the White Sox in Chicago.

Salazar (0-1) surrendered a solo home run to Jose Abreu in the second, a two-run home run to Alexei Ramirez and a run-scoring single to Adam Eaton in third. Ramirez got the best of Salazar again with a run-scoring double in the fourth. He was charged with five runs on six hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings, running his pitch count 93 on the night.

Salazar has allowed seven runs over his first 9 1/3 innings pitched. He'll look to get back on track Wednesday at Detroit.