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CLEVELAND -- After weeks of being broken and bloodied, the Indians pitching staff may have reinforcements in the World Series. Cheap Colorado Rockies Jerseys .Starter Danny Salazar, who hasnt pitched since Sept. 9 because of tightness in his right forearm, has thrown well in recent bullpen sessions and might be able to pitch for the first time in this postseason.Manager Terry Francona said Friday that Salazar has let it go during some recent workouts and has not been restricted to throwing only fastballs and changeups.I think hes ready to pitch, Francona said as the AL champions awaited their Series opponent.Salazar will throw a three-inning simulated game Saturday and the Indians will assess his status before deciding whether to have him on their World Series roster. Salazar went 11-6 with a 3.87 ERA in 25 starts, but Francona said its possible the hard-throwing right-hander could be used in relief.I think the good news is if Danny pitches, and he pitches healthy and hes throwing the ball over the plate, we have a really good pitcher for however amount of innings hes built up for, which can potentially help us, he said.The loss of Salazar and Carlos Carrasco, who broke his right hand when he was hit by a line drive Sept. 17, has forced Francona to juggle his rotation and be creative with a bullpen which has been extraordinary in October.But a healthy Salazar would give Francona an interesting weapon as he might be able to pair him with rookie Ryan Merritt for a start or use him with Mike Clevinger.The Indians are also hoping Trevor Bauer will be available after his Game 4 start in the AL Championship Series lasted less than an inning when his stitched right pinkie opened up and he had to be replaced because of excessive bleeding.Bauer sliced his finger open while repairing a drone prior to the ALCS, an unusual accident that put added strain on Clevelands staff.Bauer said Friday that his finger is healing and hes confident the added rest before the series opens will allow him to pitch. The quirky right-hander was asked when hed be ready.Game 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, he said.Francona was told of Bauers comments.That would be a little better than the last series, he said sarcastically.Francona said the team met with hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham to discuss Bauers progress. After Bauer workout out on Friday, Graham was going to add another suture.He thinks its healing really good, theres just that one area down at the bottom where the skin isnt quite as healthy as the rest of it, Francona said. So hes going to suture it back up so it wont bleed. Thats really the only issue. And hes very confident that this is not going to be an issue.Indians ace Corey Kluber is expected to start Tuesdays Series opener, but Francona has not made any formal announcement as he wants to get through the next two days before setting his rotation. Cheap Rockies Jerseys China . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . 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Leroy Houston cannot quite believe he could make his Australia Test debut on Saturday -- almost 11 years after the last time he represented the Wallabies.Bath favourite Houston thought his chances of international rugby had deserted him, before winning a seat on Australias bench for Saturdays Rugby Championship clash with Argentina at Twickenham.The 29-year-old last wore his countrys green and gold when Australia A thrashed the French Barbarians 42-12 in Bordeaux in November 2005.Three standout years at Bath have put Houston back on the Wallabies radar, with the bullish flanker joining the Queensland Reds for next season.Asked if he ever gave up hope on his Australia dream, Houston said: Yeah of course. I was just playing rugby -- I didnt think Id ever get back into the Wallabies.But the chance has come around and Im very happy to take it. I cant put it into words, emotions are running high. Now the thing is to try to keep calm and just prepare the right mental space to play against the Pumas.Knock on wood Ill be able to come off the bench and hopefully get that debut. I didnt think Id be involved at all this year.Then-Australia boss Eddie Jones took an extended Wallabies squad on the 2005 Europe tour in bid to boost long-term resources. Houston impressed against the French Barbarians, but was unable to force his way into the Wallabies set-up in the long-run.Stints in France and then with Bath have forced another step towards the Test arena however, with Houston itching for the chance to grace the Twickenham field this weekend.Houston left Bath at the end of last term only to return on a loan deal that expires at the end of the month. The likeable loose-forward admitted he has been relieved to end his time at Thee Recreation Ground on favourable terms. Cheap Rockies Jerseys Authentic. Back in 2005 I was just star-struck to be honest, looking up to players like Stephen Larkham and George Smith. I was really, really shy. I didnt speak too much because I couldnt believe I was with those guys, getting to train and play with them.The last time I was at Twickenham with the Wallabies I was a spectator, on that 2005 tour. The English anthem gave me goosebumps. I love Bath, the supporters there are great. So its been emotional; going back there was awesome.This time I get to say goodbye, and also look to the future and playing for the Reds. I wanted to give back to the supporters. I left on short-notice with them, and they are such a great supporting base that I felt like I left on a bit of a bad note.They gave me the opportunity to come back until the end of October and finish up hopefully on a high note.Stephen Moore was a substitute in that powerful 2005 victory over the French Barbarians the last time Houston graced a Wallabies shirt. Australias current captain hailed Houstons 11-year odyssey as proof it is never too late to force a Test debut.I remember Leroy had a really strong game against the French Barbarians, and that was my first Wallabies tour, said Moore. Its amazing to see that after all that time he now gets his chance for a possible Wallabies debut.Hes taken the chance to play club rugby in the northern hemisphere and been able to prove his quality. Of course hes coming back to play at the Reds next year but its a good indication that no matter what you do there can always be an opportunity if you want it. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '