Salazar's (elbow) MRI came back clean Tuesday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Salazar was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with elbow inflammation, but hiss subsequent MRI revealed no further damage, fortunately. He'll be shut down for a few days before beginning an abbreviated throwing program to work his arm back to full strength. He remains without a firm timetable for a return.
Salazar (elbow inflammation) will get an MRI Tuesday night, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. He was placed on the 10-day DL earlier in the day after still feeling stiffness during a side session Tuesday. Ryan Merritt has been announced as his immediate replacement in the rotation, and the hope is that Josh Tomlin (hamstring) will be ready to come off the DL to slot into that spot in the rotation next week. Salazar should be considered out indefinitely for now.
Salazar was placed on the 10-day DL on Tuesday with elbow inflammation. He gave up six runs on 12 hits in Sunday's start against the Royals, but his fastball was sitting in the 94-95 mph range in that start, so it's unclear exactly when his elbow started acting up. Shawn Armstrong was recalled from Triple-A as a corresponding move, but it is unclear who will step into Salazar's spot in the rotation. Ryan Merritt would presumably be an option, as he is on the 40-man roster and has not pitched since Aug. 17.
Salazar (5-6) allowed six runs on 12 hits and a walk while striking out five batters through 4.2 innings during Sunday's loss to Kansas City. Salazar posted a 1.39 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 12.8 K/9 through his previous five outings since returning from the disabled list, so it's probably wise not to overreact to Sunday's stinker. Still, it's worth noting that his range of outcomes has the potential to be pretty wide. Interestingly, Salazar lines up to face the Royals again in his next start, so a bounce-back showing at Progressive Field would be encouraging.
Salazar allowed a single run on seven hits and four walks while striking out eight batters through 5.1 innings during Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay. He didn't factor into the decision. Despite collecting just a single win through four starts since returning from the disabled list, it been a dominant run for Salazar. He's allowed just four runs and racked up 36 strikeouts through 25.1 innings during that stretch, and the 27-year-old righty now sports a 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 12.7 K/9 for the campaign. Salazar sports tremendous upside going forward and lines up to face the Twins at Target Field in his next start.
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