113293717 Lewis Eyes Midseason Return To Rangers

Colby Lewis of the Texas Rangers pitches during a baseball game. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON (CBS SPORTS) – Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis is hoping to return by the All-Star break, according to ESPN.

Lewis is recovering from Tommy John surgery and won’t begin his throwing program until January. Though Lewis underwent surgery in July, the team re-signed him to a one-year, $2 million deal in September. The deal is heavy with incentives, allowing Lewis to make up to $4 million more based on his 2013 performance.

Lewis was the Rangers top starter during the 2010 postseason, beating the Yankees twice in the ALCS and notching the team’s only victory in the World Series against San Francisco. After a bit of a letdown season in 2011, he appeared to be back on track in 2012. In 105 innings, Lewis had a 3.43 ERA and a 3.88 FIP.

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