Jhonny Peralta to join team Friday

Updated: September 25, 2013, 9:22 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers will reinstate Jhonny Peralta from his drug suspension this weekend.

General manager Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday in Minnesota that Peralta will join the AL Central leaders in Miami on Friday for a season-ending three-game series. Dombrowski said the organization has not discussed whether Peralta will be on the postseason roster.

Peralta's 50-game penalty, part of Major League Baseball's investigation into the Biogenesis clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, was completed Wednesday. The All-Star shortstop has been working out in left field because the Tigers acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from Boston shortly before the ban took effect.

The Tigers were short in the bullpen Wednesday. Left-hander Phil Coke was in Detroit for tests on his elbow, and righty Bruce Rondon was unavailable due to soreness in his elbow.

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