Right-hander Danny Salazar put himself on the map after his dominant big-league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays back on July 11. But as the Major League playoffs loom and the Cleveland Indians in need of some extra help in their bullpen, the 23-year-old could soon be called upon to fill a role unfamiliar to him.
Regardless of whether he’s starting or making a relief appearance, Salazar is ready to embrace any situation the Indians choose to put him in.
“That’d be great (to pitch out of the bullpen),” Salazar said. “That’s their decision but whatever they want me to do I’m going to do and I’m going to give 100 percent.”
Salazar’s name has been swirling around as a possible candidate to join the big league bullpen for days now and with his rocket-like arm and the ability to command his off-speed pitches, it’s not difficult to envision the right-hander in such a role.
The biggest issue for Salazar would be altering his warm-up routine. But even that doesn’t appear to be a major issu