McAllister (hip) is scheduled to make another rehab appearance Wednesday before a possible return to the Indians, MLB.com reports. McAllister is 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA across 30 appearances this season but his return could be a boost to a Cleveland bullpen looking to make some additions down the stretch despite his inflated ERA.
McAllister (hip) will continue his rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus on Monday, MLB.com reports. McAllister was eligible to return from the DL on Friday but will remain at Triple-A for a few more appearances before rejoining the Cleveland bullpen.
McAllister (hip) was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday. McAllister came out of Wednesday's game after one-third of an inning of relief, giving up three hits and four earned runs against the Tigers. This came on the heels of his lone start of the season July 2, where he only lasted one inning against Toronto after allowing three earned runs in the first. McAllister will be eligible to be activated a week after the All-Star break ends, and could end up missing just 10 contests.
McAllister didn't factor into the decision in his spot start against the Blue Jays on Saturday. He surrendered three runs on one hit -- a homer by Edwin Encarnacion-- and two walks over an inning, while striking out two. The veteran reliever didn't last long in his spot start, which became necessary after previously scheduled starter Trevor Bauer had to work five innings in Friday's 19-inning marathon. McAllister labored through a 31-pitch first inning, essentially ending his afternoon. He's expected to return to the bullpen, where he'd generated a 3.20 ERA over 25.1 innings this season.
McAllister will get the start Saturday against Toronto, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports. McAllister normally pitches out of the bullpen for the Indians, but will get the nod due to the 19-inning extravaganza during Friday's win. He has appeared in 28 games this season, posting a 3.20 ERA with a 1.42 WHIP in 25.1 innings of work. McAllister started one game last season and has made 66 starts over the course of his career, so he shouldn't feel out of place starting the contest.