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Salazar gets start; Kluber out 4-6 weeks for Indians

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The Cleveland Indians recalled right-hander Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus to start Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers in Progressive Field.

The Indians also announced that starter Corey Kluber was placed on the 15-day disabled list and would miss four to six weeks with a sprained middle finger.

Salazar won his major league debut for the Indians on July 11 against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing one hit in six innings. In that game, he became the first Indians pitcher since 1964 with at least seven strikeouts in a debut.

In 21 games with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus this season, Salazar is a combined 6-5 with a 2.71 ERA. He had not allowed a run in his last 15 innings with Columbus.

The 27-year-old Kluber has been a pleasant surprise for the Indians this year, posting a 7-5 record with a 3.54 ERA in 19 starts.

To clear space on the roster, the Indians optioned right-hander Matt Langwell to Triple-A. Langwell has bounced between Cleveland and Columbus this season, posting a 1-0 record with a 5.06 ERA in five relief appearances for the Indians.

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