Rangers' Lewis cCould be Back Sooner Than Expected 2/27/13
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Colby Lewis could be back in the Texas Rangers'
rotation earlier than expected.
Lewis will still miss the start of the season recovering from elbow surgery.
But the veteran right-hander will have a spot when he's back, and that could
mean whoever begins the season as the fifth starter is only a temporary fill-in.
Lewis is scheduled to throw off a full mound for the first time in seven
months Friday, after a planned long-toss session Wednesday.
The pitcher says he feels great, but doesn't want to push things too
When Lewis had surgery July 27 to repair a torn flexor tendon, he was
expected to be out up to a year. Without any setbacks, he could return by the
end of May, maybe even sooner.