Salazar (forearm) was informed that he will make the Indians' World Series roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Salazar pitched a three-inning simulated game over the weekend, and it appears that it went well enough to warrant a roster spot on baseball's biggest stage. It's unclear what type of role the right-hander will fill, but Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said that Salazar could pitch 65-70 pitches if need be, meaning that a rotation spot is still not out of the realm of possibility for the 26-year-old.
Salazar (forearm) will throw simulated games over the weekend and has not been ruled out as a rotation option for the World Series, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. This is huge news, as the Indians rotation has been decimated recently due to injuries, so getting Salazar back into the fold would be a big help for the AL champs. Naturally, nothing is certain yet, but it seems like the right-hander has turned a corner in his rehab and is close to contributing to the Indians' title push.
Salazar (forearm) was not included on the Indians' ALCS roster. Manager Terry Francona was not confident that Salazar would be ready for this series when he spoke to the media Wednesday, and that belief was reaffirmed after the right-hander's omission from the roster. This means the first time Salazar will be available in any capacity is the World Series (if the Indians manage to advance to that round), and even that would probably be in a bullpen role given his lack of game action recently.
Manager Terry Francona said that he doesn't think Salazar (forearm) will be on the ALCS roster, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. There was some speculation that Salazar would be able to return for the ALCS after taking the divisional round off, but Francona seemed to be down on the right-hander's progress thus far. The 26-year-old could return in a bullpen role if the Indians manage to advance to the World Series, but he'll need to continue taking strides in his rehab process if he wants to make that a reality.
Salazar (forearm) will not be a part of Cleveland's ALDS roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. While he won't be a part of the Indians' roster for their upcoming series against the Red Sox, the possibility exists that he may rejoin the club if they advance to the ALCS. However, it remains to be seen whether or not Salazar would be capable of making a start upon his return. In the meantime, Salazar will continue his rehab and participate in workouts in Arizona.