Indians reliever Scott Atchison says he's ready to re-join team
Scott Atchison says he's ready to re-join the Cleveland Indians' bullpen and could be activated as early as this weekend.
The 39-year-old reliever pitched one scoreless inning Wednesday night on a rehab assignment with the Double-A Akron Rubber Ducks.
"It went well," Atchison told Cleveland.com. "I was able to get back to what I do."
Atchison has been on the disabled list since May 28 with a sprained left ankle that had been bothering him over a month.
"I've gotten the flexibility back in the ankle that I needed," said Atchison via Cleveland.com. "I was able to work on that in my bullpen sessions and I was able to execute it tonight.
"I had good life on my pitches. The results were good, but most importantly I was able to execute the pitches I wanted to execute when I wanted to."
Barring any setbacks, the Indians are expected to activate Atchison before the start of the weekend home series against the Detroit Tigers.
"I think I'm ready to go," said Atchison. "I don't know the exact date yet. I don't know when they're going to make the final decision. But it was one outing and I'm ready.
"We'll just see what they have to say about it and when they want to do it."