UPDATES & NEWS
Clayton Kershaw made his second and likely final minor league rehab start on Wednesday, allowing two runs on nine hits in five innings for Double-A Chattanooga. Kershaw struck out nine and walked two.
He got hit around a little more often in this one, but the fact remains that he is healthy and ready to go. It might take him a start or two to get back to the level to which Kershaw owners have grown accustomed, but he'll get there soon enough. With a start Wednesday, Kershaw should be on-track to face the Nationals either Monday or Tuesday.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Indians recalled Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus Saturday.
The expected move was announced Thursday after the Tribe felt they needed to push Carlos Carrasco (head/jaw) back to Monday. Salazar was dominant in his one Triple-A start, and as Fantasy Alarm's Brad Costilo noted earlier in the week, Salazar was very solid in his final 12 starts [of 2014], limiting opposing hitters to a .255 average/.668 OPS while striking out 1/4 of the batters he faced. Analysis: Howard Bender