The Cleveland Indians have placed Danny Salazar on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder soreness, the team confirmed via Twitter. In a corresponding move, Lonnie Chisenhall has been activated from the concussion protocol list.
Roster move today:— #VoteTribe 5x a day (@Indians) June 6, 2017
Lonnie activated from concussion DL
Danny to DL with shoulder soreness pic.twitter.com/LxBVm8mw3z
This is Salazar’s first disabled list trip of the season, and his first since being removed from the starting lineup last week. An injury would certainly explain a lot of the right-hander’s struggles with control this season, but now seems like an odd time to do it, other than to free up a roster spot for Lonnie.
Salazar made 10 starts this season, but his last two outings have come from the bullpen. In those two relief appearances, he stuck out four batters and allowed one run off four hits in an eventful 2.2 innings.
Lonnie Chisenhall hasn’t seen the field since he was scratched late prior to a May 24 game against the Cincinnati Reds. The outfielder complained of dizzyness throughout the day and it was eventually determined that he suffered a concussion, likely during the Houston Astros series in the weekend prior. He is hitting .261/.333/.543 with 15 home runs in a platoon role this season.