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Indians' instant star shipped to minors

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07:05 AM ET 07.12 | Danny Salazar couldn't win, whether he won or not. [It] didn't matter whether [Salazar] picked Door No.1, Door No. 2 or Door No. 3, his prize for beating the Toronto Blue Jays and pitching a no-hitter for five innings would be an all-expense paid trip to Columbus and a Triple-A job when he got there. So it was welcome to the big leagues and see you later for the 23-year-old Salazar, who became an instant celebrity by triggering the Indians' 4-2 win in his major-league debut Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field. The plan was the plan. Salazar was told he would make one spot start for struggling Carlos Carrasco then head back to Triple-A. There was no room in the rotation for the kid.

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Terry Francona, Icon Sports Terry Francona, Icon Sports
July 12, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Figures - pitches great - gets sent down.... makes all kinds of sense.... and I "rushed" to pick him up.... oooops.....

July 12, 2013  09:43 AM ET

I think this kid had Tommy John surgery at the age of 20 and gained 2-3 mph on his fastball.

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July 12, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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Was this a showcase of talent for a possible deal for Matt Garza, Cliff Lee, or another hurler?

Exactly. For Clayton Kershaw. Straight up. It'll happen before the all-star break is over.

July 12, 2013  12:01 PM ET

Seriously? This guy became a star with 6 innnings pitched? The hyperbole associated with these prospects is growing seemingly without bounds.

July 12, 2013  12:02 PM ET

Any chance we can get him into the All-Star game as an injury replacement?

July 12, 2013  01:24 PM ET
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I think this kid had Tommy John surgery at the age of 20 and gained 2-3 mph on his fastball.

I hear they've started using rubber bands during T.J. Surgery... That would explain it.

As far as the Kid being sent down... You gotta trust the Tribe, Right??? :-)

July 12, 2013  01:44 PM ET
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As far as the Kid being sent down... You gotta trust the Tribe, Right??? :-)

While I understand the joke, it might be worth noting that the Cleveland Indians have developed more Cy Young winners over the last decade than any other team in the majors.

July 12, 2013  01:45 PM ET
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...it might be worth noting that the Cleveland Indians have developed more Cy Young winners over the last decade than any other team in the majors.

Then again, probably not.

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