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Blazek expected to rejoin Crew in Los Angeles

Righty to make final rehab appearance Thursday before returning Friday
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Michael Blazek is expected to rejoin the Brewers in Los Angeles on Friday before being activated from the disabled list at some point thereafter.

Blazek, on the DL with a right elbow impingement, felt fine physically after his brief outing with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, when he allowed two runs on two hits in one-third of an inning. He will make one more appearance in the Minor Leagues on Thursday before joining the Brewers in Los Angeles as they face the Dodgers in a four-game series.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Michael Blazek is expected to rejoin the Brewers in Los Angeles on Friday before being activated from the disabled list at some point thereafter.

Blazek, on the DL with a right elbow impingement, felt fine physically after his brief outing with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, when he allowed two runs on two hits in one-third of an inning. He will make one more appearance in the Minor Leagues on Thursday before joining the Brewers in Los Angeles as they face the Dodgers in a four-game series.

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"He's fine," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "Health-wise, he came out of it really good. He was just a little uncomfortable with his delivery, so he's going to pitch again. Then he'll join us Friday in L.A., most likely."

Counsell did not announce a definitive date on which the Brewers will activate the righty.

The 27-year-old reliever has been on the DL retroactive to May 29, one day after retiring only two batters while allowing five runs in the Brewers' 7-6 loss to the Reds.

Blazek is 3-1 with a 4.13 ERA in 25 appearances this season. He has 21 strikeouts in 24 innings, though he's walked 16 -- two shy of his total for the entire 2015 season.

Michael Wagaman is a contributor to MLB.com based in San Francisco.

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