Danny Salazar Biography

December 16, 2019
First published on:December 16, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Danny Salazar

Birth Name Daniel Richard Salazar
Birth Place Cabrera, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Dominican Republic.
Famous Name Danny Salazar
Birth Date January 11, 1990
Net Worth $2.5million
Salary $4.5million
Height 1.83 m
Weight 86 kg
Nationality Dominican Republican
Profession MLB player
Currently Working For Cleveland Indians
Married to Iris Salazar

Daniel Richard Salazar famously known as Danny Salazar is a Dominican professional baseball starting pitcher who is a free agent. He professionally began to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2006 with Cleveland Indians and currently, he plays for Columbus Clippers.

The 2016 MLB All-Star was born on January 11, 1990, in Cabrera, Maria Trinidad Sanchez.

Net Worth and Salary

Danny has an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2019. Currently, a free agent, the former Cleveland Indians player doesn't earn money from his baseball career. However, he was signed to a 1-year contract extension with Indians in 2019 worth $4,500,000. Other Indians players like Corey Kluber, Mike Clevinger, and Carlos Santana also earned between $4 million- $5 million in the same year.

While he used to play with the teams like Lake County Captains, Carolina Mudcats, Akron Aeros, and Columbus Clippers in the minor league, he reportedly earned almost $1 million. 

Danny Salazar's sports car SOURCE: [email protected]dannysalazar31

With Tampa Bay Rays he used to earn $450,000 as a annual salary and his earnings increased after he signed with Cleveland Indians in 2013. In 2014, he earned $400,000 as salary and in 2016 his salary was increased to $536,200.

Danny also has sponsorship deals with famous brands like Nike and Torch, a Sunglass company, through which he makes an additional earnings. Besides, he has a collection of several branded cars including Avorza which costs around $150,000.

Married to Iris Salazar

29 year old is married to a pretty lady named Iris Salazar. The couple knew each other since 2005 and got married after 2 years in 2007.

Iris was in her sweet 16 when she first met  Danny. She was having a good time in the party  hosted by Danny's brother when the couple first met. They started to date each other shortly after tied a knot after sometime.

Danny's wife Iris and their three children SOURCE: Instagram @dannysalazar31

Danny and Iris are the parents of three children adorable daughters Amelia and Iara, and one son, Andre Salazar. Currently, Danny is with his team in Cleveland whereas the Iris is engaged to raise their three children in Santo Domingo.

Family Details

Danny belongs from the middle family and he grew up his brother in Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic and one of the Caribbean's oldest cities.

Danny with his brother and his Parents SOURCE: [email protected]dannysalazar31

He is a family man who loves his family very much, and in the above post of Instagram, Danny said, "Having a great time with my family today", Thank God. Very good people made it possible for my parents to share this experience with me."


Danny started his career in 2006 with the Indians as an international free agent and played for several teams in the minor league. Later, he was promoted to play in AAA Leagues with Colombus Clippers. He made his debut in MLB from Clippers against Toronto Blue Rays.

In 2019, he extended his contract for a year with Indians but due to Injury, he was not able to play well in this season and was outrighted off the Indians roster and became a free agent.

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