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Indians notes: Brett Myers, Nick Swisher, Vinnie Pestano

Taking a look at some Cleveland players who have been battling injuries.

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The Cleveland Indians are currently 14-13 on the season, 2.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers for first place in the AL Central. Let's take a loot at how some of their key players are dealing with injuries

Brett Myers continues his throwing program

The Indians placed Brett Myers on the disabled list with inflammation in the right elbow, but the veteran pitcher is starting to work his way back. Myers continued his throwing program for the second consecutive day, and has looked good in his return.

Indians manager Terry Francona said that Myers is still a few weeks away from returning to action. Francona said that Myers is mentally ready to return, but needs more time to build up his arm strength.

Vinnie Pestano battling sore elbow

Francona told the media that his recent change in bullpen strategy is due to set-up man Vinnie Pestano battling a "cranky" elbow. Pestano has served as the set-up man for closer Chris Perez, but the manager used Joe Smith in that role on Friday.

Pestano has not pitched since last Sunday. The reliever threw a bullpen session on Saturday, and the team will see how he responds from the session before moving forward.

Nick Swisher feels better after rest

Outfielder Nick Swisher feels better after sitting out the two-game series at the Philadelphia Phillies. Swisher developed a sore left shoulder switching between first base and right field.

Swisher played well in his first game back, hitting a home run in his first at-bat while serving as the team's designated hitter.


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