ARLINGTON -- Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin, on the disabled list since Aug. 25 with right elbow soreness, threw a bullpen session of 25 pitches on Thursday.
His next step will be to throw another bullpen on Saturday or Sunday, and then, if everything continues to go well, Tomlin will throw a simulated game when the Indians get back home next week for a homestand against Seattle, Chicago and Minnesota.
"Then he's in the mix after that," Indians manager Manny Acta said.
If all goes well, Tomlin will pitch in one of the games in the doubleheader against the Twins on Sept. 24.
"Everything I told you has to go smoothly," Acta said.