Any setbacks means he's done for the year, even if the Indians get to the World Series.
Danny was diagnosed with a mild strain to his flexor musculature.
Salazar's injury problems began around midseason when he was forced to skip his appearance in the All-Star game due to elbow fatigue.
Salazar will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection tomorrow and be shut down from all throwing for 10 days thereafter. They have 20 games left in the regular season so if Salazar did return it would be in the postseason.
In 131 games this season, Harrison is hitting.283 with four home runs and 19 stolen bases.
Jamaal Charles unlikely to play in Chiefs' season opener
San Diego converted six of seven third down plays in the first half, as the Kansas City defense struggled to get off the field. But unfortunately for San Diego, the Chiefs, who were an AFC wild card team last season, still are favored to win this one.
Most likely, the Indians would have went into the playoffs with a four man staff and current starters Mike Clevinger and Josh Tomlin in the bullpen, but without Salazar, one of those two will likely have to jump into the rotation while Salazar himself may move to the bullpen should he recover quickly enough.
Talking any more about potential playoff games is a recipe for a jinx, so for now fans must focus on the pitchers taking the mound each day, trusting that the Indians' medical staff will properly prepare Salazar for a potential return in October. -500 Pirates made the postseason.
The Cleveland Indians now appear to be sufficiently clear of the Detroit Tigers to clinch their first American League Central divisional crown since 2007. They're 23-17 since August 1.
Danny Salazar was excused after four innings on Friday night with some soreness in his forearm. So obviously, something has been wrong with him.
But that's a lot of "ifs" and an uncomfortable amount of uncertainty.