Edwin Encarnacion's contract a good sign for Cleveland, baseball
DEC 23, 12:58a ET | Ken Rosenthal
Rotowire: Feb 13 / 10:09a ET
News: Salazar could see around 30 innings during spring training, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The 27-year-old hurler was sidelined for a good portion of the 2016 campaign due to elbow and forearm issues, but he did manage to return to pitch in the World Series. The Indians seem to be taking the cautious approach with Salazar despite his current healthy billing, but this approach should help him hit the ground running and insert himself into a big role in Cleveland's rotation once Opening Day rolls around.
Rotowire: Jan 13 / 11:05a ET
News: Salazar agreed to a one-year, $3.4 million contract with the Indians on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
Impact: Salazar was cruising through what looked destined to be a career year, posting sub-2.50 ERAs in each of the first three months. Unfortunately, elbow and forearm issues derailed his season. While Salazar did make it back for the World Series, he served as a long reliever rather than as a starter. If 100 percent healthy, he should return to the rotation his spring.