|Mar. 27 11:45 AM PT12:45 PM MT1:45 PM CT2:45 PM ET14:45 ET18:45 GMT2:45 11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST2:15 PM VEN22:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Cleveland has optioned Salazar to Triple-A Columbus. Salazar had been in the running to win one of the two open spots in Cleveland's starting rotation, but the right-hander has struggled this spring and the Indians sent him back to the minors.
Analysis: Salazar got roughed up Thursday against Cincinnati, allowing six earned runs - two homers - and six hits in 3 1-3 innings. His fastball was high in the strike zone down the middle. In four spring outings, Salazar is 1-2 with an 8.18 ERA. He has allowed 14 hits and 10 runs in 11 innings. Salazar bounced between Columbus and Cleveland last season. He went 6-8 with a 4.25 ERA in 20 starts. In 2013, he started the Indians' wild-card game against Tampa Bay.
|Feb. 4 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-The Indians say they are aware of a police investigation involving Salazar. General manager Chris Antonetti released a statement Wednesday and says the team will not comment any further because of the potential of a legal matter.
Analysis: Salazar is expected to compete for a starter's job at spring training. The 25-year-old went 6-8 in 20 starts last season, when he bounced between the Indians and Triple-A Columbus. He opened 2014 in Cleveland's starting rotation, going 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA in his first eight starts. Salazar soared through the system in 2013 and started Cleveland's wild-card playoff game against Tampa Bay.
|2013||Cle||2||3||0 - 0||10||10||0||52.0||44||18||18||7||15||0||65||1.13||3.12|
|2014||Cle||6||8||0 - 0||20||20||1||110.0||117||57||52||13||35||4||120||1.38||4.25|
|Career||8||11||0 - 0||30||30||1||162.0||161||75||70||20||50||4||185||1.30||3.89|
|2013||Cle||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||4.0||4||3||3||1||2||1||4||6.75|
|WC||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||4.0||4||3||3||1||2||1||4||6.75|
|Career||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||4.0||4||3||3||1||2||1||4||6.75|