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Pestano (elbow) tossed a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance at Low-A Lake County on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Pestano (elbow) will throw in a rehab game with Low-A Lake County on Wednesday and could be activated Friday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Pestano (elbow) threw off flat ground Saturday and is expected to throw off a mound Monday, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.
Pestano (elbow) is scheduled to start a throwing program Sunday, the team's official site reports.
Manager Terry Francona said that Pestano (elbow) should be available Monday against the Athletics, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.
Pestano allowed two hits Sunday in his first outing in a week, including a solo homer to Alejandro de Aza.
Pestano, who was away from the Indians to pitch in the WBC, is the leading candidate to close out games if Chris Perez (shoulder) isn't ready for the start of the season.
Pestano was victimized by Adam Dunn Monday night, allowing a three-run homer in the eighth inning that put the White Sox on top for good.
Pestano converted his second save of the season Monday, filling in for Chris Perez, who was away from the team for the birth of his daughter.
Pestano entered Sunday's game in Detroit with runners on first and third and no outs, and promptly served up a sacrifice fly to Prince Fielder to blow his second save in 2012.
Pestano pitched a scoreless eighth inning Saturday to notch his major-league best 22nd hold of the season.
Pestano (2-0) picked up the win Wednesday against Detroit, pitching out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning with no outs.
Pestano struck out the only two hitters he faced, and was rewarded with a win when the Indians scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Pestano allowed a game-tying solo home run to Yuinesky Betancourt on Saturday, which resulted in his first blown save of the year.
Pestano snuffed out a Blue Jays' rally in the eighth inning Sunday, striking out two batters in a one-run game with two runners on.
Pestano struck out a pair, but took the loss Monday after allowing one run on two hits against the Brewers in the ninth inning.
Pestano has been tabbed by Indians manager Manny Acta as the top choice to close should Chris Perez's injury sideline him to start the season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Pestano earned his second save of the season Monday as the Indians defeated the Twins, 5-2. He struck out one batter in a perfect inning of work.