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Karstens and Leroux On Pace to Return at the End of the Month

Karstens and Leroux On Pace to Return at the End of the Month

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CLEVELAND, OH -- The starting rotation and bullpen could both shake up towards the end of this month. Both Jeff Karstens and Chris Leroux should return from their rehab assignments, which will shuffle things around.

Karstens threw a 35 pitch bullpen session on Saturday afternoon without issue. The right-hander, who was originally placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on April 18, had a set back in a rehab start due to an injured right hip flexor. He is scheduled to make a rehab start with Double-A Altoona on Tuesday.

"I anticipate him throwing about 80 pitches in that rehab outing," Manager Clint Hurdle said. "I think talking to the trainers, It’s not just a set one and done. It might be two. As we move forward, he could have...

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