Danny Salazar

MLB: Indians send struggling starter Danny Salazar to bullpen

MLB: Indians send struggling starter Danny Salazar to bullpen

Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar, an All-Star last season, has been sent to the bullpen.

Salazar is 3-5 with a 5.50 earned-run average in 10 starts. He has struck out 73 in 52 1/3 innings but has given up 55 hits and 28 walks.

Manager Terry Francona says Salazar will be available as a reliever beginning Wednesday. Francona hopes being in the bullpen will help Salazar work on his daily throwing routine and regain his confidence.

Salazar was 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA last season. He missed most of the second half with a sore elbow.

Corey Kluber will start Thursday against Oakland. The right-hander has been...

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