DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said this week pitcher Danny Salazar would be throwing a three-inning simulated game on Saturday. Pitcher Trevor Bauer threw Friday, and it doesn't sound like his pinky injury is going to be a problem.
Bauer was recently asked whether he'd be able to pitch in the World Series.
"Yeah, absolutely," he said, in a video the Indians posted to Facebook on Saturday. "No question. I'll be there. I'll pitch."
"The doctor is going to do a little more suture work on him just to tighten up that one area, but he thinks it's healing really good," Francona said this week. "There's just that one area down at the bottom where the skin isn't as healthy, so he's going to suture it back up so it won't bleed. That's really the only issue. He's confident this is not going to be an issue."
Bauer has been working his way back from the attack of the drone.
Francona said this week that Salazar is also ready to pitch, implying Salazar can throw his breaking ball, which he couldn't do in recent weeks without discomfort. He wouldn't even rule out using Salazar in the World Series, maybe even as a starter.
"I think the good news is, if Danny pitches and he pitches healthy and he's throwing the ball over the plate we have a really good pitcher for however amount of innings he's built up for," Francona said. "Which could potentially help us."
This would be massive for the Indians.
Game 1 of the World Series is scheduled for Tuesday in Cleveland. The Tribe will play either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Chicago Cubs.
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