Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 5/4/13
Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano could miss some time with elbow soreness due to tendinitis. While a few extra days of rest may be all that is needed, a trip to the DL might be a possibility. Pestano says he's been dealing with tendonitis for years, but the ailment has never affected his ability to pitch effectively. "It's something we've been monitoring the last couple of years," Pestano said. "It's something that crops up and comes and goes, and we've been able to manage it to a very good degree. This is the first time I haven't been able to answer the call so to speak." Questions arose regarding Pestano's availability after manager Terry Francona went with Cody Allen instead of Joe Smith for the seventh inning of Friday night's game, a spot in which Smith is normally used to set-up the eighth for Pestano. Francona said that Pestano's elbow had been acting 'cranky' and that he wouldn't be available to pitch in Saturday's game. The skipper said they'll continue to 'keep an eye on him'. "It's not something I am expecting to be a big issue," Pestano said. "It's something I have dealt with in the past, it just flared up a little worse this time. While Pestano doesn't think a trip to the DL will be necessary, some extended rest may be needed to avoid any further injury."I want to be out there, I know that our bullpen has been shorthanded," Pestano said. "I don't like them being overworked and covering my inning for me."
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