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Indians Pitcher Danny Salazar Back in Cleveland After Akron Throwing Session Nixed Due to Shoulder Stiffness

CLEVELAND – 2017 has been a disaster thus far for Indians pitcher Danny Salazar, and Friday came news that is not going to make this season any better.

Salazar, who is currently on the disabled list, had a throwing session in AA Akron cut short due to a stiff shoulder.

The Tribe starter was set to work with Akron pitching coach Tony Arnold on trying to figure out some of the issues that already this season has seem him get demoted from starter to the bullpen.

“In his throwing session the other day he complained of shoulder stiffness,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “Rather than push through that, we got him back (to Cleveland), got him MRI’d, he’s got some inflammation there which we knew.

“He’ll spend the next couple of days with out medical staff, figuring out what the next step is, and then we will get him going.”

Salazar has had 10 starts in 2017 with the Indians, going 3-5 with a 5.40 ERA. He’s struck out 77 batters, walking 28, and has allowed 11 homers on the season.

Right now he’s still expected to be back with the team when they play a twin bill in Minnesota against the Twins on June 17th.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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