Indians’ Danny Salazar out with forearm strain

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 28, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on August 28, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, Ohio–¬†Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar is out with a forearm strain.

The Indians said he will be shut down from throwing for about 10 days. His time frame for returning to game activity is 3-4 weeks.

The AL Central-leading Indians say Salazar will get a platelet-rich plasma injection on Tuesday and stop throwing for approximately 10 days. The timeline provided by the team indicates he could return for the playoffs, but any setback could shelve Salazar for the year.

The 23-year-old Salazar is 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA in 25 starts. He pitched four innings Friday at Minnesota before he was pulled because of forearm tightness.

 

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