UPDATE: According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland.com has reported that the Cleveland Police will not be filing charges against Salazar in response to report of sexual assault.
Heard Cleveland Police will not charge Indians RHP Danny Salazar after investigating sexual assault complaint against him on Jan. 23.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) February 4, 2015
Original story follows:
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Danny Salazar is confirmed to be involved in a Cleveland Police investigation into a reported sexual assault.
The report indicated that the incident had occurred at the Cleveland Hustler Club on Jan. 23 the day before TribeFest, an event designed to allow fans to meet and interact with players and coaches. The 25-year-old Salazar was also reportedly with catcher Roberto Perez at the time, but no complaint has been filed against Perez.
Indians have issued the following statement in regard to the investigation involving Danny Salazar: pic.twitter.com/ERzljgfEST
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 4, 2015
Salazar debuted in 2013 and posted a 3.12 ERA in 10 starts. He worked his way into the starting rotation in 2014 before being sent to the Minors after struggling to repeat his success. He finished 2014 with 20 starts, going 6-8 with a 4.25 ERA marred by a 5.53 ERA and eight home runs allowed in eight starts before the All-Star Break.