MINNEAPOLIS — Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar will miss his next scheduled start with a sore right forearm.
Salazar was on the disabled list for elbow inflammation a month ago, and was lifted after four innings Friday night against the Twins after experiencing tightness in his forearm. Manager Terry Francona says Salazar will return to Cleveland on Sunday to be examined by doctors.
“We need to go get him looked at and figure out if and what is going on in there,” Francona said.
Salazar had been scheduled to start Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox. Francona said he would start either Mike Clevinger or Josh Tomlin on Wednesday, and use the other for Thursday’s series finale.
Clevinger was Saturday’s starter in Minnesota. Tomlin was 11-3 with a 3.43 ERA after getting a win against Oakland on July 30, but went 0-5 with an 11.48 ERA in six August starts before he was moved to the bullpen.
“Whichever order is somewhat dependent on tonight,” Francona said. “If Tomlin doesn’t pitch or pitches minimally, he’ll start Wednesday. If he ends up throwing a lot, then we would flip flop.”
Salazar has not won in seven starts since July 19.