Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar hasn't pitched since suffering an arm injury on Sept. 9 but has recovered enough to be part of the World Series roster.
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Salazar Added to World Series Roster
Tuesday, Oct. 25
"I don't know if I'm a starter or reliever, but I'm ready," Salazar told reporters Monday after revealing that Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway told him that he'll be on the roster for the series against the Chicago Cubs.
Callaway said Salazar could throw 65-70 pitches, via Bastian.
Salazar Throws Simulated Game
Sunday, Oct. 23
Chris Assenheimer of the Chronicle-Telegram provided the latest info on the 26-year-old:
Salazar Provides Indians with Electric Arm When Healthy
Salazar landed on the disabled list in early August with right elbow inflammation that bothered him after the All-Star break, and he returned to the mound on Aug. 18 following 16 days away from the diamond. However, he lasted just five more starts.
Prior to hitting the shelf, Salazar was one of the American League's most imposing forces on the bump. In 17 first-half starts, Salazar posted a 10-3 record, 2.75 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings as Cleveland morphed into a title contender.
However, he faltered in July with a 6.14 ERA in 22 innings, struggling to harness the first-half form that earned him an All-Star nod. He was even worse in August with a 12.41 ERA.
All told, Salazar went 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 161 strikeouts and 63 walks as he helped the Indians win the AL Central.
Cleveland has a depleted stable of arms heading into the World Series, as Carlos Carrasco is out for the season and Trevor Bauer is dealing with hand trouble. Corey Kluber, Josh Tomlin and rookie Ryan Merritt are expected to earn starts, although the addition of a healthy Salazar is a huge boost for the Indians.