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Top Danny Salazar News

  • Yankees' Danny Salazar: Signs with Yankees

    Salazar signed a minor-league deal with Yankees on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Salazar hasn't pitched in the majors since 2019, when he was limited to only four innings in Cleveland due to shoulder and groin injuries. Given the long layoff, it's unclear what Salazar may be able to contribute, though he's unlikely to crack the Yankees' rotation at any point during the campaign.

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  • Danny Salazar: Becomes free agent

    Salazar (groin) elected free agency after being outrighted off the Indians' 40-man roster Monday.

    Salazar's career has become derailed by injuries after a promising start. He's made just a single big-league appearance over the last two years combined, injuring his groin in August in his first start since recovering from a serious shoulder issue. He'll likely generate some interest as a lottery ticket due to his career 3.82 ERA and 27.7 percent strikeout rate, but he'll turn 30 in January and is one of the biggest injury risks in the league, so expectations should be kept very low.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Moves to 60-day IL

    Salazar (groin) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Salazar stepped away from his rehab assignment earlier in the week and the move to the 60-day IL means he'll be sidelined through the end of the regular season. The 29-year-old returned from the IL at the end of July and allowed two runs over four innings during his lone start before going back on the shelf. Salazar would be eligible to rejoin the Indians in October, but that seems unlikely given how this season has unfolded.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Taking break from rehab

    Salazar asked for and was granted time away from his rehab assignment Tuesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Salazar has had a run of bad luck over the last two seasons. He was sent to the injured list in early August immediately after making his first start since 2017. It's not clear that he's in the Indians' plans the rest of the season.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Throws scoreless frame for Double-A

    Salazar (groin) struck out one over a perfect inning Tuesday in his rehab start for Double-A Akron.

    Salazar made only one start for the big club earlier this month before straining his right groin in that same outing and returning to the 10-day injured list. The Indians haven't specifically outlined their plans for Salazar the rest of the season, but his usage Tuesday indicates he'll most likely be in store for a bullpen role once he's activated. The emergence of rookie Aaron Civale along with the potential return of ace Corey Kluber (oblique) from the IL later in September lessens the need for Cleveland to bring Salazar back in a starting role.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Ready for rehab

    Salazar (groin) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Monday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Salazar has been on the shelf since Aug. 1 with a groin injury that he suffered in what was his first big-league start since 2017 due to recurring shoulder injuries. With a little more than a month left in the regular season, the Indians may opt to bring back Salazar in a relief role. He's scheduled to pitch one inning for Akron on Monday.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Groin strain considered mild

    The right groin injury that landed Salazar back on the 10-day injured list is being labeled as mild, Anthony Castrovince of reports.

    Salazar entered the Cleveland rotation Thursday for his first appearance with the big club since 2017 after a long road back from a variety of health issues. In a cruel twist of fate, he lasted just four innings and dealt with diminished velocity before he was pulled on account of the groin injury. While he finds himself back on the IL once again, the fact that Salazar's injury is considered mild at least counts as good news and leaves the door open for him to resurface with the big club before long. He'll begin rehabbing right away in Tampa, but it's unclear if the Tribe envisions him filling a rotation or bullpen role once he's ready for game action again.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Returns to injured list

    Salazar was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a right groin strain, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Salazar was removed from Thursday's start after four innings due to groin soreness and now finds himself back on the shelf. The 29-year-old was activated off the 60-day IL prior to the outing in what was his first start since 2017. Salazar said he didn't believe the injury was too serious but it will still end up costing him at least 10 days.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Exits with soreness

    Salazar (groin) allowed two runs off four hits and three walks while recording two strikeouts as he was charged with the loss Thursday against the Astros. He exited the game with groin soreness, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Salazar's velocity was down in his first major-league start since 2017, and the groin soreness helps explain why, as the injury continued to worsen throughout the game. He'll be evaluated Friday, but the 29-year-old said he doesn't expect the injury to be too serious.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Activated from IL

    Salazar (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Salazar is back with the big club ahead of what will mark his first big-league start since 2017 on Thursday against the Astros. The right-hander looked sharp across six rehab appearances, posting a 2.60 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 28:5 K:BB in 17.1 innings. He'll assume Trevor Bauer's spot on the 25-man roster, while Eric Stamets was designated for assignment to free up a 40-man spot for Salazar.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Will start Thursday

    Salazar (shoulder) will return from the 60-day injured list to start Thursday against the Astros, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Salazar isn't expected to pitch particularly deep into the contest, as he's only been stretched out to around 70 pitches. Still, the Indians will certainly be happy to see the return of a player who hasn't throw an a big-league pitch since 2017. It's not clear what Salazar can offer after over a year and a half lost to shoulder troubles, but he was an effective pitcher when we last saw him, posting a 3.82 ERA and a 27.8 percent strikeout rate over five seasons of work. He owns a 2.60 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 17.1 rehab innings.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Works four innings in rehab outing

    Salazar (shoulder) tossed four shutout innings Saturday in his rehab start for Triple-A Columbus. He gave up one hit and one walk and struck out four in the 69-pitch outing while sporting a fastball that averaged around 93 miles per hour, per Zack Meisel of The Athletic.

    The outing was the sixth of Salazar's rehab assignment, the last two of which have come at the minors' highest level. With the 30-day window for Salazar's rehab coming to a close soon, the Indians will have to make a decision on his fate with the organization. Salazar has no minor-league options remaining, so the Indians won't have the luxury of stashing him at Triple-A upon activating him from the 60-day injured list. Because Salazar hasn't pitched at the MLB level since the 2017 postseason, the Indians might prefer to ease him back into the fold as a reliever rather than asking him to fill a back-end rotation spot immediately.

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  • Indians' Danny Salazar: Dominant in latest rehab start

    Salazar (shoulder) allowed zero runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six over 3.1 innings Sunday for Triple-A Columbus.

    This was Salazar's longest and most impressive start to date on his road back to the majors. He's been relatively solid in all of his outings except for one in which he gave up three earned runs in just 2.2 innings. In his other four, however, he has given up no more than one earned run and is demonstrating an impressive 23:4 K:BB. It still remains unclear whether he will return to the Indians as a starter or in a relief role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Age: 32
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R