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The Indians ship Danny Salazar to Columbus

May 16, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

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Danny Salazar debuted with the Indians last year and made quite an impression, posting a 3.12 ERA in ten starts. This after some promising numbers as he rose through the minor leagues. This year, however, he has been awful, going 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA, walking more batters than he walked last year and allowing way more hits.

That was enough for the Indians: they just optioned him to Triple-A Columbus. To replace him on the roster they called up left Kyle Crockett from Double-A Akron.

Assuming Salazar figures it out in the minors, he’ll be back soon. He’s way too important to the Indians future not to be.

  1. Old Gator - May 16, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    For a short trip like that, the Indians could have sent him in a USPS Regional Rate Box and saved themselves a bus fare.

    • spursareold - May 16, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      You’d have to punch holes in the top, though, so he could breathe.

      • Alex K - May 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM

        Oxygen mask. Problem solved.

  2. echech88 - May 16, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Wait…STILL no Bauer?

    Can a Cleveland fan chime in on some context maybe I’m missing?

    • charminultra - May 16, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      Salazar’s turn in the rotation was last night. They probably called the AA’er up for bullpen help until Salazar’s next turn in the rotation. Then they will probably make a move to get Bauer, or another starter, to fill the spot.

    • blabidibla - May 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      Crockett is a RP. Bauer is likely to go next week in place of Salazar.

  3. takemytalentstosoutheuclid - May 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Bauer got lit up Tuesday is Rochester. Really lit up.

    5.2 IP
    9 hits
    3 BB

    Maybe his regular turn would Sunday. If he makes that start, we should have an idea…

  4. janessa31888 - May 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Oh, Danny. What happened? What a depressing start. And now nobody in Cleveland wants to talk about anything besides a certain young QB that is likely to be an epic bust.

    • doctornature - May 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      Maybe Johnny foot ball can pitch if he duds out on the gridiron. Then, with an opening at QB, Salazar can don the pads and become the next Joe Namath.

      Problem solved. Must I do ALL the thinking around here???

      • janessa31888 - May 17, 2014 at 7:01 AM

        Interesting idea. I have a feeling though, that Johnny is the sort to break every unwritten rule in the invisible book. Sheriff McCann would send his deputies after him after he makes the money sign in celebration of strikeouts.

  5. jrs45 - May 16, 2014 at 7:09 PM


    Johnny Football or Johnny foot ball? It’s the little things in life.

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