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31 Danny Salazar SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/185 | Birthdate: 1/11/1990 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Cleveland | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 96/73 | Average Draft Position: 192.81
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Indians' Danny Salazar gets first win since June 6


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Indians starter Danny Salazar earned his first win in 25 days, beating Tampa Bay on Tuesday. 

Salazar was 0-2 with a no decision and a 6.19 ERA since his last win. On Tuesday, however, he righted the ship. 

Salazar went 7 2/3 innings, his longest outing since Sept. 3 of last season. He allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits. 

Salazar walked two, struck out two, and improved to 7-3 on the year. 


Indians' Danny Salazar has shortest start of year in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Indians starter Danny Salazar lost his second straight decision and dropped to 6-3, Tuesday against Detroit. 

Salazar lasted just 4 1/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. He gave up seven runs, six earned, on six hits, including a home run. Salazar walked three and struck out eight.

Salazar's next start will be Monday at Tampa Bay. 


Indians SP Danny Salazar allows two earned runs in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar threw 4 2/3 innings against the Cubs on Thursday and ended up with a no-decision.

Salazar allowed two earned runs on six hits, while striking out four batters and walking another. He gave up a home run to Cubs designated hitter Kyle Schwarber.

Salazar (6-2) has a 3.56 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings this season.


Indians' Danny Salazar snaps three-game win streak


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Indians starter Danny Salazar snapped a three-decision personal winning streak, suffering his first loss since May 5 on Friday against Detroit. 

Salazar gave up three runs on seven hits in seven innings. He walked one, struck out three and gave up a home run. 

"I thought Danny pitched so good," manager Terry Francona said. "For five, six innings, he was matching Price. 

Salazar dropped to 6-2 on the season. His next start is Wednesday against the Cubs. 


Indians SP Danny Salazar masterful in win over Orioles


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Indians starter Danny Salazar was excellent in seven innigns on Saturday against the Orioles. Salazar limited the Orioles to one run (a Manny Machado third-inning home run) on six hits. He walked one while striking out 10, picking up his sixth win of the season.

"There were some guys on, but he didn't panic," Indians manager Terry Francona said, per MLB.com. "He kind of kept with what he knew were his strengths, had some swing-and-miss. … He's doing a good job. It's fun to watch. It's fun to watch young guys get better."

Salazar (6-1, 3.50 ERA) has recorded double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this year, as he has been a solid presence in the Indians' rotation.

He's scheduled to take his next turn in the rotation on Friday in Detroit. 


Indians pitcher Danny Salazar strikes out five in no-decision


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar allowed three runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings of work in Cleveland's 6-3 win over the Mariners in 12 innings, but did not factor into a decision.

Salazar was just fine until the fifth inning when he allowed the first four batters of the inning to reach safely, leading to two runs. After a strikeout, Salazar allowed a sacrifice fly to Robinson Cano to plate a third run in the frame. He finished things off with a line out from Nelson Cruz. 

Salazar, who remains 5-1, moved his ERA to 3.79 in 54 2/3 innings of work. He will look to bounce back Saturday against the Orioles. 


Indians' Danny Salazar (finger) good to go Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Salazar sustained a cut on one of his fingers during his previous start, but the issue isn't keeping him from taking his regular turn in the rotation. The pitcher 5-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 66:12 K:BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings.

The Indians are a coin flip (-105) with the Mariners on the road, per VegasInsider.com.


Indians' Callaway: Danny Salazar should be fine for next start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar's finger was tender Wednesday morning after sustaining a small cut near one of his fingernails Tuesday against the Rangers, pitching coach Mickey Callaway said, per MLB.com.

However, it doesn't appear the injury will keep Salazar from making his next start.

"We're going to take a day off from throwing today, get back to his bullpen [on Thursday]," Callaway said. "[We'll] probably do something like all fastballs. It really bothers him on his offspeed pitches. He really kind of yanks on that part of the finger. He should be fine for his next start."

Salazar is slated to make his next start Sunday at Seattle.


Indians' Danny Salazar leaves with finger problem in no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Indians starter Danny Salazar was forced to leave Tuesday's game against Seattle with a finger issue. 

Salazar allowed three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He suffered a cut nail or blister on the middle finger of his right hand in the fifth inning, while throwing a hanging slider that was hit for a three-run homer, per Cleveland.com.

"I wanted to clean it out," Salazar said. "It was bleeding there. I was feeling it, but I was throwing the ball well."

Salazar walked three and struck out six. Assuming the finger doesn't change his schedule, he pitches next Sunday, at Seattle.


Indians' Danny Salazar strikes out eight in win vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar earned a win on Thursday, giving up just five hits and three walks in six scoreless innings while striking out eight in his team's 5-2 victory over the White Sox.

Salazar (5-1) managed to avoid serving up a home run for the first time this season in Thursday's win, as the White Sox managed just one extra-base hit (a double) during his six innings of work. He's now managed to strike out an average of one batter per inning or better in six of his seven starts.

"He had such a good fastball that when he needed it, he went to it, and he didn't nurse it in there," manager Terry Francona said, per MLB.com. "He attacked when he needed to and he ended up giving us six.

Salazar owns a 3.50 ERA and 60:9 K:BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. He's slated to face the Rangers at home on Tuesday.


Indians SP Danny Salazar takes no-decision in 4 2/3 shaky innings


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Indians starter Danny Salazar gave up seven runs (six earned) on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings Saturday to take a no-decision against the Rangers. 

Salazar was victimized by two home runs in the outing -- a second-inning solo shot by Tommy Field and a third-inning solo blast from Shin-Soo Choo. 

Salazar was coming off a great performance in his last start, giving up one run in seven innings for a win against the Twins. 

Salazar will return to the mound for his next start Thursday in Chicago against the White Sox.


Danny Salazar wins fourth in dominant fashion for Indians


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Indians starter Danny Salazar improved to 4-1 on Sunday, with a win over Minnesota. 

Salazar allowed one hit, a solo home run to lead off the game, over seven innings. He struck out 11--half the batters he faced--and didn't walk a batter as he retired 21 straight. Salazar threw 71 strikes in 102 pitches. 

"He kind of cruised," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We just couldn't generate anything."

Salazar's next start is scheduled for Saturday, at Texas. 


Indians pitcher Danny Salazar strikes out nine in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar allowed four runs on five hits in seven innings of work in Cleveland's 5-3 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

Salazar struggled in the first inning when he allowed a single to Alex Gordon and hit Kendrys Morales with a pitch. Eric Hosmer then cleared the bases with a three-run shot over the left center field wall. Salazar was able to calm down until the fifth inning when he allowed a lead off triple to Jarrod Dyson, who later scored on an Alex Gordon single.

Salazar, who moves to 3-1, pushed his ERA to 3.81 in 26 innings of work. He will look to get back on track Sunday against the Twins.


Indians SP Danny Salazar getting comfortable throwing curveball


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar has been pretty effective since joining the major-league rotation this season and is finally starting to show the potential folks have been talking about for years. 

Salazar, who is 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 19 innings, still has an electric fastball and his split-change is becoming a pitch he relies on more often. However, the one pitch that seems to be making a huge difference for the right-hander is his curveball, which is fairly new to his repertoire.

"I'm trying to feel comfortable with it," Salazar said of the curveball, per MLB.com. "Sometimes it's going to be there, sometimes it's not going to be there. It's a new pitch that I'm trying out right now and if I feel like it's working, I'm going to use it."

Salazar has mostly relied on his fastball during his career. However, he is working on making his secondary pitches more reliable. In Wednesday's start against the Royals, he used his fastball less than half the time.

"In the first inning, we started throwing them a bunch of fastballs," catcher Roberto Perez said. "And that team over there is a really good team -- they're really aggressive. They started hitting that fastball and we got to the dugout and I said, 'Hey, you know what, we've got to pitch backwards. We've got to throw soft early and finish them hard.'"


Indians' Danny Salazar strikes out seven in win vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar earned his third win in as many starts Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on six hits in six innings while striking out seven and walking none in his team's 7-5 victory over the Royals.

Salazar (3-0) failed to deliver a quality start for the first time this season and couldn't continue to produce double-digit strikeouts but did avoid issuing a walk for the first time in his three outings. He surrendered a pair of runs on a first-inning single and two more runs on a sixth-inning home run to give up the lead, but his offense was able to pick up three runs of its own in the bottom half of the sixth to take the lead for good.

Salazar owns a 3.32 ERA and 28:5 K:BB ratio in 19 innings through three starts. He's scheduled to face the Royals again Monday.


Indians' Salazar beans Royals' Escobar in face with pitch


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar beaned Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in the face with a 96 mph fastball, resulting in a scary moment in Wednesday evening's game between the two teams. 

Escobar was able to stand and walk off the field under his own power. According to the Kansas City Star, Salazar looked "stricken" after hitting Escobar with the pitch, indicating it was definitely an accident. 

Escobar exited the game and Christian Colon came in to pinch-run. 

Escobar finished the game 1 for 2 with a run. 


Indians' Danny Salazar strikes out career-high 11 in win Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar had one of the finest starts of his MLB career, as he struck out a career-high 11 during a 13-1 rout Friday at Detroit. The right-hander allowed one run on six hits and three walks in seven innings.

Salazar (2-0) ran into some trouble in the first inning, as he loaded the bases on a walk, single and hit batter. However, he escaped the jam unscathed.

He did allowed a solo home run to Nick Castellanos in the second inning, but it was one of few blemishes for the righty on Friday. He has a 2.08 ERA through two starts.

"Danny's always had maybe some of the best stuff on our staff," manager Terry Francona said, per Cleveland.com. "There's just some inconsistencies that we talked about. He had a really good week this week. Now, we'll challenge him again tomorrow, because we need him to have about another 30 [good starts]. That's the object. When you start doing that, with his stuff, that's when you have a chance to be really good."

His previous high in strikeouts was 10, which he accomplished three times. His next scheduled start is for Wednesday vs. Kansas City.


Indians starter Danny Salazar fans 10 on Saturday to collect first win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Indians starter Danny Salazar (1-0) fanned 10 batters, matching a career high, on Saturday, giving up two runs on six hits in six innings against the Twins to collect his first win of the season 

Salazar was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to make Saturday's start.

"It's awesome," said Salazar, who struck out eight of his first 12 batters. "I have things to prove. I've been working."

Catcher Kurt Suzuki reached Salazar for a sole home run.

Salazar shoots for win No. 2 on Friday in Detoit.

"First thing, you want to win the game," Indians manager Terry Francona said about Salazar's performance. "The next thing now is wanting him to follow it up."


Indians officially recall Danny Salazar for Saturday's start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) The Indians recalled Saturday's starter Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-hander Austin Adams to Columbus, per the team's official website.

Salazar had a promising MLB debut in 2013, then struggled with consistency last year. He was sent down after posting an 8.18 ERA in spring training this year. He registered a 4.25 ERA over 110 innings for the Indians in 2014.


Danny Salazar in, Zach McAllister out of Indians rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) The Saturday start of Indians right-hander Danny Salazar in Minnesota won't be a one-and-done. He is destined to stay in the rotation while Zach McAllister heads to the bullpen, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Salazar pitched horribly in spring training despite hitting 95 mph consistently. But he hurled six shutout innings with seven strikeouts in his first start at Triple-A Columbus before being recalled.

"I have to show them that I've been working hard," Salazar said, per MLB.com. "I have to prove it."

McAllister has struggled to find the plate with anything but his fastball as a starter. He is considered better suited to come out of the bullpen, where his 97 mph fastball can be most effectively utilized.

"I think Zach's going to be a starter in the Major Leagues," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "But right now, I think he can really help us as a weapon in the bullpen."


Indians will add Danny Salazar into weekend rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) The Indians announced their rotation plans for their three-game weekend series against the Twins starting on Friday. Corey Kluber will square off against Mike Pelfrey, followed by Danny Salazar, who will be recalled from the minors to face Phil Hughes on Saturday. Southpaw T.J. House will close out the series against Trevor May, per MLB.com.

Indians Danny Salazar has strong first start at Triple-A


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Starting pitcher Danny Salazar showed that he might have figured things out and be ready for a return to the Indians later this season. 

Salazar had a promising MLB debut in 2013, then struggled with consistency last year. He was sent down after posting an 8.18 ERA in spring training this year. 

In his first start for Triple-A Columbus, Salazar pitched six shutout innings, allowing four hits, striking out seven and walking none. He threw 57 strikes in 80 pitches. 

"My change was moving really good today," Salazar told the Columbus Dispatch. "It looked like the curveball. Guys in the dugout were saying, 'Nice curve,' and I was saying, 'No, it’s my change.' I felt really good." 


Salazar demoted; McAllister, House, Tomlin will compete for final spots


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) The Indians have optioned right-hander Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus, just a day removed from a dreadful Cactus League outing, according to the Plain Dealer.

Salazar coughed up seven runs -- six earned -- on six hits and no walks while striking out six over 3 1/3 innings of work against the Reds. The 25-year-old posted a whopping 8.18 ERA through 11 innings this spring.

"I don't know. The stuff is definitely there. It's not there yet consistently, whether he's locating or following a pitch up with two pitches in a row," manager Terry Francona said after Salazar's outing on Thursday. "Again, we'll keep working at it -- that's for darn sure -- but the results weren't the kind of what we're looking for."

The demotion narrows Zach McAllister, T.J. House and Josh Tomlin down to the two final spots in the rotation. House and Tomlin have options, while McAllister is out of options and could be in line for one of those two spots, per the Plain Dealer.


Indians' Francona on Salazar: We wanted him to pitch better Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Indians rotation hopeful Danny Salazar was knocked around during Thursday's Cactus League, allowing a pair of home runs in a 13-2 defeat to Cincinnati. He allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on six hits and no walks while striking out six over 3 1/3 innings of work.

Manager Terry Francona was not pleased by Salazar's outing when he spoke to reporters after the game, per MLB.com.

"He started out, solo homer in the first and then another solo. And then, it kind of got away from him a little bit," Francona said. "I don't know. The stuff is definitely there. It's not there yet consistently, whether he's locating or following a pitch up with two pitches in a row. Again, we'll keep working at it -- that's for darn sure -- but the results weren't the kind of what we're looking for."

When asked, Francona said he will not let Salazar's rough outing impact his roster decision.

"I don't think we would ever make a decision on one start," Francona said. "I think that's where you set yourself up to make a mistake. Obviously, we wanted him to pitch better. I just don't think you can make decisions based on four innings in March. I don't think that's correct."


Indians pitcher Danny Salazar tosses four innings Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar was able to throw four innings Saturday against the Rockies, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts. Salazar threw 69 pitches with 44 of them going for strikes.

"I felt aggressive," said Salazar to MLB.com. "I was trying to be aggressive the entire time. ... It's really important [for me to win a job]. I really want to help the team win. I don't want to play for me. I want to play for the team. Everything I do is going to be for them."

Manager Terry Francona said it was an OK outing by his standards.

"I'd say more good than not," Francona said. "I think at times he still leaves that fastball up, but you can see his intent is to get it down. He drove some good ones down. I thought off of that, his offspeed was pretty effective. So, even when he was up, he had enough on his offspeed with deception. We're still shooting for more consistency down, but you can see he's trying. He's getting there."