MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Nick Blackburn is scheduled to join Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, and will make a rehab start with the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Blackburn, who was placed on the disabled list with a left quad strain on May 17, is expected to throw about 75 pitches in his outing, before making another rehab start on June 3.
"I'll get a couple of starts and we'll go from there," said Blackburn, who has an 8.37 ERA in eight starts. "Hopefully I won't feel anything in those two starts, and I can get back and start being effective again."
Blackburn also threw 90 pitches in a bullpen session on Saturday, and said everything went as planned.
"I threw a lot of pitches," Blackburn said. "I wanted to test everything out, but I got through it and everything felt fine. My release point was a little bit off, but health-wise everything feels great."