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It was a tale of two seasons for Salazar, who opened the year in the Indians rotation, going 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA in 8 starts from April 4 May 15 (40.2IP , 49H, 25E R, 17BB, 47K , .301 AVG ) before being sent to AAA Columbus on May 16...

Returned on July 22 and sp ent most of the second half in the Indians rotation, going 5-4 with a 3.50 ERA in 12 starts (69.1IP , 68H, 27 ER, 18BB, 73K , .255 AVG ) ...

Fanned a career-high 11 batters twice in the first half (April 24 & May 10), tallying the 5th-most K's among A. Also registered the 12th-highest strikeout per 9.0IP ratio (9.49) among MLB hurlers - 5th-highest among A. pitchers behind Chicago's Chris Sale (11.82), Tampa Bay's Chris Archer (10.70) and Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco (10.58) and Corey Kluber (9.93)... 10 against Detroit, Salazar eclipsed 175 total K's, joining Kluber and Carrasco as the other Indians starters to have 175-or-more K's this season...

Marks just the second time in club history that the Indians have had 3-or-more pitchers fan 175 batters in a single season (also 2000: Dave Burba, Bartolo Colon & Chuck Finley)...

Salazar reeled off a career-high 3 consecutive victories from July 22-August 1, scattering just 4 earned runs across a combined 18.0 innings (2.00 ERA) over that stretch...

Over his first 8 starts upon returning for the 2nd half (7/22-9/3 shutout) he went 5-2 w/a 2.30 E RA to lower his season E RA from 5.53 to 3.80. 8-end of season he was 0-2 w/a 6.04 E RA (22.1IP , 27H, 15ER) ...

Earned victories in each of his first 3 starts with the Tribe from April 18-29, going 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA (7ER/19.0IP)... August was his best career month to date, as the right-hander went 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA (9ER/34.0IP), marking his best ERA in a single month (min. Finished just 5 strikeouts shy of 200 for the 2015 campaign (195 K's), good for 19th-most in MLB and 7th-most in the A.

Marked the 5th-longest streak to start a career behind Texas' Yu Darvish (83), Chicago-NL's Mark Prior (50), New York NL's Matt Harvey (47) and Washington's Stephen Strasburg (44)...

Season was limited to 137.1 innings and 25 starts as he was hindered by arm troubles that plagued much of his second half and shut him down the last 3 weeks of the season after earning his first career All-Star selection in the first half…

Went 10-3 with a 2.75 ERA in 17 first half starts (104.2IP, 77H, 32ER, 46BB, 118SO, 9HR) and ranked 2nd in the league in ERA and opp.

Rehabbed between Arizona and the Major League club during the first two rounds of the Postseason, throwing simulated innings during intermittent stretches of the first two rounds...

Produced a pair of scoreless outings in relief in the World Series vs. Enjoyed a career season, starting the year with AAA Columbus...

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