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.
The Rangers have purchased the contract of highly-touted prospect Mike Olt from Double-A Frisco, and optioned infielder Brandon Snyder to Triple-A Round Rock.
Scott Feldman, starting after Roy Oswalt was scratched with back tightness, threw seven strong innings to lead the Rangers to a 9-1 win over the Red Sox on Monday night.
Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis will miss the rest of the season because of a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow that will require surgery.
The Rangers have placed right-hander Colby Lewis on the disabled list for the second time because of forearm tendinitis and recalled rookie left-hander Martin Perez.