Indians place Danny Salazar on DL, activate Lonnie Chisenhall

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In a day seemingly filled with news that had to do with either injuries or apologies, here’s some more injury news. The Indians announced that pitcher Danny Salazar has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sore right shoulder. Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall was also activated from the seven-day concussion DL.

Salazar, 27, was recently moved to the bullpen after 10 unsuccessful starts during which he compiled a 5.50 ERA. In 2 2/3 innings of relief, the right-hander gave up a run on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

Chisenhall, 28, suffered his concussion on May 22. He was hitting a productive .261/.333/.543 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 107 plate appearances.

Guardians trade OF Will Benson to Reds for OF Justin Boyd

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.

The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.

Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.

The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.

Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.