Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:33:49 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar said he has struggled with tipping pitches in the past and may be experiencing similar problems now. He watched video and noticed his glove position has changed when he's switched between fastballs and changeups; he said that when throwing the latter, he sometimes opens his glove up too much. Salazar has also experienced issues when facing a lineup the second time around. Cleveland is unlikely to force Salazar to try working things out in the minor leagues; they've recently affirmed their confidence directly to Salazar.
Fantasy Tip: Salazar is worth stashing in deep leagues; if he can fix his issues with his delivery and stamina, he could have a fine finish to the season. You have to consider how patient you can be in shallower formats, though. A surging Trevor Bauer may join the rotation if Salazar can't recover.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:53 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar failed to pitch five innings for the third straight start in his loss to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, April 22. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning six. Salazar said after the game that he thinks he may be tipping his pitches.
Fantasy Tip: Salazar better get it figured out, quickly. His 7.85 ERA and 1.96 WHIP negate his 26 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:54:11 -0700
Updating a previous item, Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar was the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out 10 or more batters in four innings when he fanned 10 batters Friday, April 11, against the Chicago White Sox.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:45:39 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar allowed five runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings in his loss to the Chicago White Sox Thursday, April 10. Ten of his 11 outs came via the strikeout.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:25:30 -0800
Cleveland Indians SPs Trevor Bauer, Josh Tomlin, Carlos Carrasco and Aaron Harang have all pitched well so far this spring and are making the competition for the final two rotation spots, depending on what happens with SP Danny Salazar, an interesting decision. Bauer is showing more control and is throwing harder than he did last spring.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:19:32 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have high hopes for SP Danny Salazar in 2014, and they believe he can make up for the loss of SPs Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir. Pitching coach Mickey Callaway said the most important thing for Salazar this season will be to learn the ins and outs of the Major League routine, which will help him navigate his way through a full season. General manager Chris Antonetti said the plan is for Salazar to make at least 30 starts, and he will likely be slotted in the second or third spot of the rotation behind staff leader SP Justin Masterson. The team feels Salazar will benefit from no longer worrying about pitch counts or innings limits.
Fantasy Tip: Salazar gave fantasy owners glimpses of brilliance down the stretch last season, and he enters the new season with high hopes for those in keeper formats. He will be a must-have in AL-only fantasy leagues, and could emerge as a must-start in all mixed formats if he pitches to his capabilities.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:53:45 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar reported to the team's spring training facilities Jan. 12 and is working on keeping his fastball down in the zone and pitching more to the corners of the strike zone.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:53:15 -0800
Cleveland Indians SPs Justin Masterson, Danny Salazar, Corey Kluber and Zach McAllister are expected to open the 2014 in that order in the starting rotation.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:37:12 -0800
A report surfaced that the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians were discussing a trade which would send SP David Price to the Indians for C Carlos Santana, SP Danny Salazar and more. However, a team source from the Rays called the rumor "completely off base."
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:35:33 -0800
There was a report Tuesday, Dec. 17, which surfaced that the Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays were working on a deal which would send SP David Price to the Indians for C Carlos Santana, SP Danny Salazar and more. However, a team source with the Rays called the rumor "completely off base."