May 23, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach McAllister (34) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians' Zach McAllister Ready for Rehab Assignment

The Cleveland Indians will hope to have one of their starting pitchers back in the rotation soon as Zach McAllister gets ready for his rehab assignment.

It’s unclear exactly when the right-hander will make his first start. There’s conflicting reports between the Akron Beacon Journal saying that he’ll make his first start on Saturday with Double-A Akron while Rotoworld reports that he will make it with Triple-A Columbus on Friday and will pitch for Akron later.

Either way, Indians manager Terry Francona explains what to expect when McAllister is at the bump during his rehab.

“He has a chance to go four innings in his first outing,’’ manager Terry Francona said to the Akron Beacon Journal. “He won’t throw any curveballs. But he can do that in his bullpens. In his second rehab game, he will throw curveballs.’’

McAllister hasn’t had a start since June 2nd against the Tampa Bay Rays where he only went 4.1 innings and gave up five runs on seven hits. He lost his final two starts, but won three of the previous five games with the other two being no decisions.

The right-handed starter is 4-5 on the season and has a 3.43 earned run average.

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