Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar’s return to the team was short-lived. The team placed Salazar on the 10-day Injured List with a right groin strain. He mentioned after the game that he felt groin discomfort in the first inning of the Tribe’s 7-1 loss to Houston. Acting manager Brad Mills pulled him after 66 pitches.
The Indians also placed reliever Tyler Olson on the 10-day IL with a non-baseball medical condition.
Recalled from AAA Columbus are pitchers Phil Maton and Hunter Wood.
Maton, 26, was acquired from San Diego on July 12 in exchange for international bonus pool allotments and assigned to AAA Columbus, posting a 3.52 ERA in 7 relief outings for the Clippers (7.2IP, 4H, 3R/ER 4BB, 13SO, .154 avg). Prior to the acquisition, he split the season between AAA El Paso and San Diego, spending four stints at the Major League level (7.77 ERA, 21ER/24.1IP). Around his stints with the Padres, he has posted a 2.89 ERA in 13 relief outings in AAA El Paso (6ER/18.2IP). The Chatham, IL native was San Diego’s 20th round pick in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Louisiana Tech.
Wood, 25, was acquired from Tampa Bay on July 28, spending most of the 2019 season with the Rays, posting a mark of 1-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 19 games/two starts (29.0IP, 26H, 8ER, 7BB, 24SO, 1.14 WHIP, .236 avg). Following the trade, he was optioned to AAA Columbus, making one relief appearance last night vs. Louisville (1.1IP, 1H, 1R/ER, 3SO, 19P). Hunter was Tampa Bay’s 29th round selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Howard College (TX) and owns a three-year MLB career ERA of 3.20 (25ER/70.1IP).