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The Cleveland Guardians activated right-hander Shane Bieber from the 60-day injured list on Friday.
Bieber hasn't pitched since July 9, landing on the 15-day IL six days later with right elbow inflammation. He was transferred to the 60-day IL on July 24.
Cleveland (73-81) will turn to Bieber for Friday night's game against the visiting Baltimore Orioles. A loss would eliminate the Guardians from postseason contention.
In 19 starts this season, Bieber has gone 5-6 with a 3.77 ERA. He has recorded 95 strikeouts in 117 innings pitched.
Bieber logged 3 2/3 innings during a rehab start at Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, striking out seven and walking three without allowing a hit. He threw 64 pitches and is expected to toss around 80 against Baltimore on Friday.
--Field Level Media