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MLB News: Indians call up RHP Danny Salazar

The Indians today called up RHP Danny Salazar to start against the Toronto Blue Jays in the series finale. Salazar will be making his Major League debut.

From the Indians:

“He has split the 2013 season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus where he has gone a combined 5-5 with a 3.08 ERA in 17 starts (76.0IP, 61H, 26ER, 4HR, 23BB, 100K, .221AVG). He has fanned 11.8 batters per 9.0IP, owns a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.35 and leads all Indians farmhands with 100 punch outs.

After beginning the season at Akron (2-3, 2.67ERA, 7GS) he has posted a mark of 3-2 with a 3.40 ERA in 10 starts for the Clippers (42.1IP, 34H, 16ER, 13BB, 49K), is coming off Indians Minor League Player of the Week honors (10.0IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 10K) and hasn’t yielded an earned run over his last 16.0 innings. Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Cleveland in 2006, Salazar entered the 2013 season ranked as the 7th best prospect in the Indians system according to Baseball America.”

To make room for Salazar, the Indians optioned RP Preston Guilmet (who made his Major League debut last night in relief) to Columbus.

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  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Salazar pitching like a beast in debut so far!

  • typo

    He would still have the shutout, except for a terrible call, on what should have been strike 3 to Thole.

  • markn95

    Finally! An Indians SP prospect with amazing stuff actually uses that stuff to go after major league hitters. A breath of fresh air after seeing epic head cases like carrasco and and bauer stink up the joint all year.

    As always, we should be cautious about getting too excited about one start. Hitters aren’t used to him, no scouting reports, etc. etc. But this guy’s stuff and velocity is top shelf.

    And it’s nice to see a team other than the Indians look helpless against astarting pitcher just up from the minors!

  • Harv 21

    I lose my head a little when I see this kind of thing. Thoughts of the lightning strike young call-up starter, the kid too young to feel pressure, who pushes the team into the playoff hunt. Jared Wright in ’97, Fausto in ’07 … what if …