|Bats / Throws||Left / Right|
|Date of Birth||1/11/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 195 lbs|
|From||Santo Domingo, DOM|
|Drafted||2006 - CLE|
|Fantasy Own %||60.6%|
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Salazar (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Thursday and is slated for a simulated game next week, Tribe Insider reports.
This is an excellent sign for Salazar as Thursday marked his second throwing session of the week. Now that he's made it through a bullpen session without incident, he'll move on to throwing in a simulated game in the early part of next week. Provided that his sim game goes well, the Indians could opt to send him out on a rehab assignment as the next step towards Salazar's return from the disabled list.
Salazar (shoulder) threw off a mound Monday with Double-A Akron, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Despite his 5.50 ERA as a starter this season, the Indians haven't completely given up hope of Salazar returning to the rotation as the fifth man, so they'll continue building up his arm strength in rehab. Mike Clevinger remains the likely candidate to see starts, but that could change over the next couple weeks. Look for a firmer timetable to come down as Salazar amps up his recovery.
Salazar (shoulder) could throw a bullpen session Monday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
He's slated to play catch Friday and provided that everything goes smoothly, Salazar could progress to the next step in his rehab process. Salazar has only been sidelined for two weeks, so it remains to be seen if the Indians would require a rehab appearance before coming off the disabled list. In any case, if Salazar is able to get through the bullpen session Monday, the Indians should have a clearer timetable for his impending return shortly thereafter.
Salazar (shoulder) will not be available for next weekend's doubleheader against the Twins, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Salazar's shoulder issue will keep him on the shelf for at least another week, which leaves the Indians short staffed in the rotation. Hoynes notes that Mike Clevinger and another Triple-A pitcher will likely be the Indians' starters for the twin bill against Minnesota. Salazar was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week after losing his spot in the rotation in late May. Command issues coupled with struggles keeping the ball in the park (11 homers in 55 innings) marred Salazar's start to the season, and it's unclear at this time when he'll be ready to return to the mound.
Salazar (shoulder) returned to Cleveland for an MRI that came back clean after feeling pain while throwing a bullpen, Cleveland.com's Paul Hoynes reports.
Salazar noted swelling and stiffness in his right shoulder following his throwing session. The right-hander was moved to the disabled list Tuesday when it became apparent that he was not ready to rejoin the team. His last start occurred May 27 against the Royals, where he gave up three earned runs in 5.1 innings of work. Although the Indians are taking it easy with Salazar, he has struggled thus far in 2017, giving up three runs or more on seven of his 10 starts this year, and he may not rejoin the Indians next week as was originally planned.