After failing to pitch for the Rangers in 2013, right-hander Colby Lewis is set to give it another shot in Arlington.
The right-hander, who hasn’t thrown a baseball in more than seven weeks, didn’t hesitate to accept the invitation from team CEO & President Nolan Ryan.
Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis will have season ending surgery according to a report from the Rangers.
The Rangers will have to wait longer to get back right-hander Colby Lewis and second baseman Ian Kinsler. Both players have lingering injuries preventing them from taking the field.
Texas Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis says he isn’t ready to get big league hitters out, and isn’t sure when he will be.
It was Texas’ first trip to Oakland since being swept in the final three games of the 2012 regular season and coughing up the AL West title to the surprising A’s.
There have been some big changes in the Texas lineup since not winning a game last October, particularly the departure of five-time All-Star and former AL MVP Josh Hamilton, now with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels.
With Martin Perez injured, many have speculated that the Rangers could make a play for free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse. That doesn’t appear to be the case.
The Texas Rangers have lost the leading candidate to be their No. 5 starter for at least a month.
The Rangers may need to consider another name when determining their fifth starter. Colby Lewis will miss the start of the season, but could be back sooner than expected.
Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis is hoping to return by the All-Star break, ESPN said. Lewis is recovering from Tommy John surgery and won’t begin his throwing program until January.
The Rangers will get their best postseason pitcher back next year. Colby Lewis, who has been out since elbow surgery in July, agreed Monday to a $2 million, one-year contract extension for 2013.