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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