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Downs set for one more rehab appearance

Downs set for one more rehab appearance

Downs set for one more rehab appearance

DETROIT -- Tigers left-hander Darin Downs, sidelined with rotator cuff tendinitis, is set for one more rehab appearance at Triple-A Toledo. He's scheduled to pitch one inning for the Mud Hens on Saturday night.

Downs has already made two appearances in Toledo as he works his way back. He stretched out his arm for Toledo on Wednesday night, delivering a perfect sixth inning in relief of Jair Jurrjens before giving up two singles and a walk in a three-run seventh.

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If all goes well Saturday, Downs should be ready to rejoin the Tigers when they head on the road next week, providing an extra left-hander and long reliever in the bullpen.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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