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Reds' Davis on target for return this week

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CINCINNATI -- Following his six-inning quality start on Friday for the Reds in a no-decision vs. the Cubs, Tim Adleman is tentatively scheduled to pitch again Wednesday at Milwaukee. But Rookie Davis could be activated from the 10-day disabled list to start instead.

"We haven't defined yet if Rookie is ready to go. There's a chance that Rookie could pitch on that day, as well," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

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CINCINNATI -- Following his six-inning quality start on Friday for the Reds in a no-decision vs. the Cubs, Tim Adleman is tentatively scheduled to pitch again Wednesday at Milwaukee. But Rookie Davis could be activated from the 10-day disabled list to start instead.

"We haven't defined yet if Rookie is ready to go. There's a chance that Rookie could pitch on that day, as well," Reds manager Bryan Price said.

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Davis has been on the DL since April 12 with a right forearm contusion after being hit by a pitch the night before. His throwing program has progressed and he threw a bullpen session on Friday without issue.

"I'm fine. I did my side yesterday, around 45 pitches of everything," Davis said. "I was able to throw everything with conviction. Everything was coming out really well. I didn't feel any fatigue. This morning I woke up and felt fine."

One thing the Reds were watching for was how Davis felt the day after his bullpen session.

"It was less than ideal conditions for day-after throwing. I went out there, went back to 90 feet and felt fine," Davis said. "I did my stuff to warm it up, and it feels better, honestly, than it did before. I'm able to get good extension on all of my pitches."

Davis is slated to get one more bullpen session before a decision is made whether to activate him.

"It's a contusion, so it's not like he had a sore elbow or shoulder," Price said. "The swelling is gone. The soreness is gone. I don't anticipate any reason why Rookie wouldn't be ready to pitch by then. If that's the case, we'll make a decision then knowing we have the off-day [Thursday]. If we want to, we can adjust the rotation after the off-day."

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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