CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar will miss the next three to four weeks of action because of an arm strain, the team announced Monday afternoon.
Salazar underwent an MRI in Cleveland today, and following further analysis by team physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz, he was diagnosed with a mild strain to his flexor musculature in his right arm. However, his previous UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) reconstruction from a previous Tommy John Surgery remained intact.
According to the release announcing the diagnosis, Salazar will receive a PRP injection on Tuesday and cannot throw for approximately 10 days. The time frame to return to game action is between three and four weeks.
An American League All-Star after starting the season with a 10-3 record and 2.75 earned run average in 17 starts, Salazar has struggled since first experiencing elbow discomfort in July, which kept him out of the Midsummer Classic.
Following a return from the All-Star break and a stint on the disabled list in August, Salazar went 1-3 with a 7.44 ERA in eight starts. Over 32.2 innings of work, Salazar allowed 44 hits, 29 runs, 27 of which were earned, and seven home runs with 17 walks against 43 strikeouts.
On the season, Salazar holds an 11-6 record with a 3.87 earned run average over 137.1 innings pitched in 25 starts. He has 161 strikeouts against 63 walks, and a 1.34 WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched).