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Danny Salazar will return to the major leagues on Tuesday

Jul 20, 2014, 3:40 PM EST

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MLB.com beat writer Jordan Bastian confirms that the Indians will recall right-hander Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus to start Tuesday night against the Twins at Minneapolis’ Target Field.

Salazar opened the 2014 regular season as a member of Cleveland’s starting rotation but was optioned to the minors after posting a rough 5.53 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over his first eight starts. Those struggles continued at Triple-A but he’s been much better lately, boasting a 2.32 ERA and 39 strikeouts over his last 31 innings (five starts) for the Clippers.

Salazar has excellent raw stuff and could provide a nice boost for the big league rotation down the stretch if he’s able to reign in some of his control issues. The 24-year-old posted a promising 3.12 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 65/15 K/BB ratio across his first 52 major league frames last season for the Tribe.

  1. bronco58lb - Jul 20, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    A fun pitcher to watch. I hope he can translate his Triple-A success to the bigs again.

  2. janessa31888 - Jul 20, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Dread fills my soul. This could be really great or really awful.

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