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Danny Salazar to make MLB debut Thursday vs. Blue Jays

Jul 9, 2013, 10:29 PM EST

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As first reported by beat reporter Nick Camino of Cleveland’s Newsradio WTAM 1100, the Indians will call up 23-year-old right-hander Danny Salazar to make his major league debut in a spot start Thursday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

Salazar has posted a promising 3.08 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 17 starts this season between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus, striking out 100 batters and issuing only 23 walks in 76 innings.

Salazar will likely be optioned back to Columbus after the outing. Trevor Bauer was in consideration for the assignment but is still struggling with his command in the minors.

  1. stephenolszewski - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    I know the Indians rotation hasn’t been all that great but they’ve called Bauer, Carrasco, and now Salazar they’re either showcasing Carrasco and Salazar or they’re seeing what they have which I think can eventually effect their development. Either call the guy up and stick with him or leave him in the minors to work on some stuff.

    • Kevin Gillman - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      Someone is going to stay because right now they only have four starters. So why not see what Salazar has, and see if he stays?

    • Jason Lukehart - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      If they’re trying to showcase Carrasco, letting him pitch in the Majors is the wrong way to do it.

  2. janessa31888 - Jul 10, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Gotta try something different. Carrasco is horrible and Bauer is a total head case. It makes me sick to think we gave up Cliff Lee for Lou Marson and Carlos Carrasco. Philly can have both of them back for free.

  3. blantoncollier - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    They keep using spot starters hoping someone will step up while they wait for Zach McAllister to get healthy. Carrasco has pitched himself out of a possible trade. Hope Salazar can pitch well, but he is all there is in the minors right now. So if they trade him for a rental, whether its a year or two rental, they leave the minors bare.

  4. whitdog23 - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    janessa,
    you should be used to it by now. making a trade at deadline just to make a trade is indians history. john hart started it to make you think he was good. history shows otherwise and his boys have followed making similar trades just to seem involved. can’t believe indians fans fall for it every year

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