The Indians announced on Tuesday that starter Danny Salazar was activated from the 10-day disabled list. He will start on Tuesday night against the White Sox, but he will be limited to 40-50 pitches.
Salazar, 27, landed on the 10-day disabled list two weeks ago with inflammation in his right elbow. He returns holding a 4.30 ERA and a 128/38 K/BB ratio in 92 innings.
The Indians are surging, having won each of their last 12 games while increasing their first-place lead in the AL Central to 12 games over the Twins.
The Baseball Writers Association of America has named Sheldon Ocker the winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown on July 29.
Ocker began covering the Indians for the Akron Beacon Journal in 1981 and did so until 2013, when he retired. He was national president of the BBWAA in 1985 and served as chair of the Cleveland Chapter 11 times. He named Ohio Sports Writer of the Year in 1997 and 2000 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.