Danny Salazar optioned to minors
CLEVELAND -- Danny Salazar has gone from starting a playoff game to pitching in the minor leagues.
The Indians optioned the hard-throwing Salazar to Triple-A Columbus after he struggled in eight starts this season. He was 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA, striking out 47 in 40 2/3 innings, but allowed 49 hits, including eight home runs.
Salazar's fast rise to the major leagues last season has been followed by a quick fall, but manager Terry Francona is confident the right-hander will succeed.
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