Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Chavis (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis in the coming days, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Pittsburgh plans to have Chavis serve as a designated hitter in his initial rehab games at Indianapolis before clearing him for work in the infield. With that in mind, Chavis' rehab assignment will likely extend through the weekend and potentially into the early portion of next week, but in the absence of any setbacks with his strained right elbow, he should make it back from the 10-day injured list before the end of the season.

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