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Danny Salazar
ERA W-L K
3.65 5-1 66
Team: ClevelandHt / Wt: 6-0 / 195 NFBC ADP: 257.85
Position: SPBorn: 1/11/1990 Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: Undrafted by Indians (2006)


Latest News
May 11 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Salazar allowed just one hit while striking out 11 in seven innings Sunday against Minnesota.
Analysis: After allowing a leadoff home run to Minnesota's Brian Dozier, Salazar retired 21 straight hitters. He leads the league with 13.09 strikeouts per nine innings.
Apr. 19 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-In his first start of the season, Salazar allowed two runs through six innings while striking out 10 in Saturday's win at Minnesota.
Analysis: Salazar is an excellent source of strikeouts when a part of the rotation, but inconsistent play too often has him on the verge of demotion. He had 120 strikeouts with a 4.25 ERA in 110 innings last season.
Mar. 27 11:45 AM PT12:45 PM MT1:45 PM CT2:45 PM ET14:45 ET18:45 GMT2:45 11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST2:15 PM VEN22:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Cleveland has optioned Salazar to Triple-A Columbus. Salazar had been in the running to win one of the two open spots in Cleveland's starting rotation, but the right-hander has struggled this spring and the Indians sent him back to the minors.
Analysis: Salazar got roughed up Thursday against Cincinnati, allowing six earned runs - two homers - and six hits in 3 1-3 innings. His fastball was high in the strike zone down the middle. In four spring outings, Salazar is 1-2 with an 8.18 ERA. He has allowed 14 hits and 10 runs in 11 innings. Salazar bounced between Columbus and Cleveland last season. He went 6-8 with a 4.25 ERA in 20 starts. In 2013, he started the Indians' wild-card game against Tampa Bay.
Feb. 4 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-The Indians say they are aware of a police investigation involving Salazar. General manager Chris Antonetti released a statement Wednesday and says the team will not comment any further because of the potential of a legal matter.
Analysis: Salazar is expected to compete for a starter's job at spring training. The 25-year-old went 6-8 in 20 starts last season, when he bounced between the Indians and Triple-A Columbus. He opened 2014 in Cleveland's starting rotation, going 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA in his first eight starts. Salazar soared through the system in 2013 and started Cleveland's wild-card playoff game against Tampa Bay.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 Cle 2 3 0 - 0 10 10 0 52.0 44 18 18 7 15 0 65 1.13 3.12
2014 Cle 6 8 0 - 0 20 20 1 110.0 117 57 52 13 35 4 120 1.38 4.25
2015 Cle 5 1 0 - 0 8 8 0 49.1 44 22 20 8 12 0 66 1.14 3.65
Career 13 12 0 - 0 38 38 1 211.1 205 97 90 28 62 4 251 1.26 3.83

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Cle 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Cle 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 38 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 Cle Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 4 3 3 1 2 1 4 6.75
    WC 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 4 3 3 1 2 1 4 6.75
Career 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.0 4 3 3 1 2 1 4 6.75


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 517 99 89 95.5 62.29
Curveball 45 83 74 79.6 5.42
Slider 61 89 82 85.3 7.35
Split-Finger 207 90 81 86.4 24.94

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