Salazar replaces Anderson on Indians’ roster

Salazar pitched a three-inning simulated game on Sunday night

Salazar, Indians hold off Red Sox 3-1 in season finale
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar, center, celebrates with Francisco Lindor, left, and Jose Ramirez after a 3-1 Indians win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Danny Salazar has made the Cleveland Indians’ World Series roster.

The right-hander hasn’t pitched since in a game since Sept. 9 because of forearm tightness, but after some rehab and rest, the Indians feel he’s ready to help them against the Chicago Cubs.

It’s possible that Salazar, who was picked for his first All-Star team this season, will start Game 4. He may also pitch in relief if rookie Ryan Merritt starts at Wrigley Field. Merritt emerged as an unlikely postseason hero when he pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.

Salazar pitched a three-inning simulated game on Sunday night, the final hurdle for him to be cleared.

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