Tribe Injuries – Ramírez has surgery, Salazar pitches for Akron, the latest on Carrasco and more

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 01: Danny Salazar #31 of the Cleveland Indians warms up before the start of the game against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on August 1, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
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By 92.3 The Fan
CLEVELAND, OH – José Ramírez had surgery on Monday after fracturing the hamate bone in his right hand during Saturday’s win over the Royals.

Out of surgery. Get well soon @MrLapara!#JoseRamirez #Indians pic.twitter.com/MeuJf5tbgX

— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) August 26, 2019

Ramírez posted a .313/.360/.643 slash line with 16 home runs in his last 60 games. His resurgence has helped the Indians climb back into the AL Central race. The Indians haven't released a timetable for his return. 

Cleveland has Monday off. They begin a three-game series with Detroit on Tuesday.

Salazar Returns

Danny Salazar made a one inning start for Double-A Akron on Monday night. He didn’t allow a run and finished with one strikeout. He threw eight total pitches (six strikes). 

It was his first time on the mound since he suffered a groin strain on August 1.

Outfield Help

The Indians could get some help in the outfield in the near future. Jordan Luplow will make a rehab appearance for Columbus on Tuesday. He suffered a right hamstring strain earlier this month.

Luplow has been a force against left-handed pitching this season, posting a .305 batting average with 10 home runs and 21 RBI.

Bradley Zimmer started for Triple-A Columbus on Monday night, finishing 1-for-3 with a single. It was his first start for the Clippers. He posted a .308 batting average with one home run in four games for Double-A Akron.

Other Injury Notes

Carlos Carrasco will make another rehab appearance for Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday. Everything has gone well for Carrasco, who’s attempting to return after being diagnosed with leukemia earlier this season.

The 32-year-old could join the Indians once the roster expands on September 1. Dan Otero is on a similar timetable and could also join the big league club after another appearance for the Clippers on Wednesday.