KANSAS CITY -- Indians starter Danny Salazar is done for the 2018 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder Monday morning.
The procedure was done in Dallas by Dr. Keith Meister, who performed an arthroscopic debridement and bursectomy on Salazar's right shoulder. He will not throw again for 12 to 16 weeks.
Salazar began the season on the 10-day disabled list after developing shoulder inflammation at the beginning of the year. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list in early May, with plans for this surgery to determine his fate for the 2018 season. He'll finish the year having never thrown a pitch.
Danny Salazar has shoulder surgery, out for '18
Heading into this season, Salazar was expected to be a key part of the Indians' rotation, but he injured his shoulder during a winter workout in January and arrived at Spring Training behind the rest of the pitchers. At the time, the team expressed optimism about Salazar making a healthy return, but he has hit several snags in his throwing program in the months since the preseason.
The lingering issues with Salazar's health have hampered him from fully seizing his spot in the rotation. He's missed time with arm problems in each of the last two seasons and had Tommy John surgery as a Minor Leaguer back in 2010.
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