Status: Sidelined. Early 2018
Indians manager Terry Francona said Danny Salazar (shoulder) has been long-tossing up to 130 feet.
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Right-hander Danny Salazar, who came to camp with a sore right shoulder, will open the season on the disabled list. But what do the Indians do with him when he's ready to pitch?
Indians manager Terry Francona said Danny Salazar (shoulder) has been long-tossing up to 130 feet. He also implied that Salazar is close to beginning mound work. [...]
Opening Day is less than three weeks away, but instead of closing in on a roster spot, Indians starter Danny Salazar is facing a trip to the disabled list when Spring Training ends. That has become all too familiar for Salazar, who thought he took the proper steps over the winter to avoid injuries, only to have his electric right arm defy him once again.
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A pair of injured Indians outfielders are on the mend, and that's good news for the club with the start of the regular season quickly approaching. Michael Brantley, who had right ankle surgery in October, will make his Cactus League debut on Wednesday night against the Royals. Brandon Guyer, who had surgery on his left wrist also in October, is scheduled to play with the club's Triple-A team on Monday.
Spin: It's unclear if either will be ready for Opening Day. "There's a progression, I think you call them milestones, and they just keep hitting the progressions, and when they do that, they move forward," manager Terry Francona said before Monday's game against the Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz. Brantley went 2-for-2 with a home run in a Minor League game on Saturday and he was scheduled to play four innings on defense on Monday with the club's Class A team. He likely won't play at all on Thursday. Guyer went 3-for-3 in a Minor League game on Saturday. Meanwhile, Danny Salazar (right shoulder inflammation) is working out with a weighted ball and is throwing from 130 feet. He hopes to throw off the mound this weekend.
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The current trend indicates that there has been moderate movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Salazar. In the past week his own percentage has increased by 10.1% . Meanwhile his start percentage has decreased by 3.39% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Salazar is 80.65% and his lowest is 41.67%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 68.29% and lowest is 48.00%.
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