Lewis experienced soreness in his right triceps after making a rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock last Thursday. He received an anti-inflammation injection Monday and the team is hoping he can resume his rehab assignment early next week.
Colby Lewis suffers hiccup in rehab
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis refrained from throwing a bullpen session Saturday due to soreness in his right tricep muscle, MLB.com reports. The soreness came two days after he made his first rehab start in Las Vegas.
Lewis had been scheduled to pitch Tuesday against Tucson, but that start is in doubt at this time. Texas could recall Lewis off his 30-day rehab assignment. He was able to play catch Saturday.
Colby Lewis feels good after rehab outing
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis, on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury, did not report any issues following his first rehab outing for Triple-A Round Rock Thursday, MLB.com reports. Lewis allowed three earned runs on four hits over two innings to go along with two walks and two strikeouts.
He threw an additional 12 pitches in the bullpen following his outing to get some extra work in and his average velocity was 87 mph, with a high of 89.
"I felt pretty good ... teetered off a little bit in the second inning," Lewis said. "I think I just need to continue to go out there and build my pitch count up, but my stuff was good. I threw a little more in the bullpen just to push my body, but nothing crazy."
Lewis is scheduled to pitch four innings in his next rehab start May 14.
Colby Lewis pitches two innings in rehab debut
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis threw 41 pitches (23 strikes) over two innings in his rehab debut for Triple-A Round Rock Thursday, allowing three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two.
Provided he earns a clean bill of health after Thursday's start, Lewis is scheduled to pitch four innings in his next rehab start on May 14.
Colby Lewis beginning rehab Thursday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis, returning from surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his throwing elbow, will make his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Round Rock Thursday, MLB.com reports Monday.
Lewis has thrown at extended spring training. He is guaranteed a spot in the rotation when he returns.
Colby Lewis inching toward rehab stint
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis, who is trying to work his back from elbow surgery, threw two innings at extended spring training Saturday, MLB.com reports.
Lewis reported no issues after his session Saturday and is expected to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock Friday, barring any setbacks.
Rangers start to map out rehab plan for Colby Lewis
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis (elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment May 9 for Triple-A Round Rock, if he comes out of his next extended spring start Saturday unscathed, according to FOX Sports Southwest. The Rangers hope Lewis will pitch three innings May 9 and then stretch out to four innings May 14 in his second rehab start.
Time to stash Colby Lewis?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/30/2013) Brandon Beachy, who's projected back in late June, is owned in 41 percent of leagues. Michael Pineda, who can only hope to be back that early, is owned in 32 percent.
And then there's Colby Lewis, himself gearing up for a Rangers' rehab assignment, stuck at only 14 percent.
I understand his upside isn't quite the same, but I can't help but think the gap should be a little closer. He has a great supporting cast, rarely walks anybody and usually delivers above-average strikeout totals. He's like Ryan Dempster with a lower WHIP.
I understand with high-end pitchers like Jered Weaver, Zack Greinke and Johnny Cueto on the DL, you may not have room to stash Lewis right now, but come early June, when he's beating both Beachy and Pineda back, he'll give your pitching staff exactly the boost you're looking for.
Colby Lewis successful in extended spring start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Rangers starter Colby Lewis made a start in extended spring training Monday, his first start in more than nine months due to surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Lewis pitched an inning and all reports were positive. He threw 17 pitches and topped out at 89 miles per hour.
"I was really surprised and encouraged by what he did today," Rangers rehab pitching coordinator Keith Comstock said. "We always anticipate a little wildness, but he didn’t have it. He was really happy with how his arm felt, and that is really all that matters."
Lewis is next scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday. He'll make another extended spring training start Saturday, going two innings. His rehab assignment could begin shortly after that.
Lewis will throw live batting practice Friday and is slated for his first game action in extended spring training Monday. He is expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation as soon as he's healthy.
Colby Lewis closer to return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Rangers starter Colby Lewis (forearm) is scheduled to participate in two live batting practice sessions this week, ESPN reported Monday.
"If all goes well, [Colby] would be in a game next week," GM Jon Daniels said. "Everyone would welcome having Colby back. We're not going to delay it, either."
Colby Lewis charging toward more work
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis (elbow) is expected to participate in at least one more throwing session before advancing to an extended spring training outing, FOX Sports Southwest reports. Lewis has been sidelined last July after having elbow surgery and has maintained a target date to rejoin the Texas rotation of June 1.
Colby Lewis, Joakim Soria continue long recovery
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine told MLB.com Tuesday that pitchers Colby Lewis and Joakim Soria are "progressing on schedule" in their recovery from surgery. Both players have advanced to throwing 30-pitch live batting practice sessions and will next move to extended spring training games, but no start date has been set.
Joakim Soria, Colby Lewis throw bullpen sessions
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) The Rangers had a couple of their recovering pitchers throw bullpen sessions Tuesday.
The right-handers began the year on the disabled list as they recover from Tommy John surgery.
Colby Lewis feels good after BP session
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Rangers injured pitcher Colby Lewis is expected to throw a live batting practice session on Tuesday, reports FOX Sports Southwest Monday. The BP session will be his second after he completed one Saturday as well.
Lewis, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, said his first session went well and feels great as of now. The original plan was for Lewis to throw six BP sessions before progressing to games. He's hoping to return in late May or early June.
Colby Lewis to throw live batting practice
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis will throw live batting practice Saturday.
Lewis is slated to throw six live batting practice sessions as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Lewis has progressed from bullpen sessions to live batting practice during the past couple of weeks. He's hoping to return to the team in late-May or June.
Rangers place Colby Lewis on 15-day disabled list
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Rangers have officially placed Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Sunday.
Lewis is recovering from elbow surgery and remains on track to return to the Rangers' rotation around mid-to-late May. The placement of Lewis on the 15-day DL as opposed to the 60-day DL could indicate the Rangers are encouraged by his recovery speed.
Colby Lewis to throw live batting practice in mid-April
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013)Cobly Lewis, rehabbing from a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow, is scheduled to begin throwing live batting practice in the second week of April, the Dallas Morning News reports. Following live batting practice, Lewis will either head to extended spring training or to the minors for a rehab assignment. Lewis is still slated for a return to the Rangers' rotation in mid-May or early June.
Colby Lewis needs more bullpens
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Rangers injured pitcher Colby Lewis (elbow) is expected to throw a couple more bullpen sessions before he's able to progress to live batting practice, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sunday.
Lewis has been completing bullpens for the last two weeks or more. He's not yet throwing at max effort but said that his surgically-repaired elbow feels "unbelievable."
Lewis hopes to make a few starts in extended spring training before beginning a rehab assignment either with Double- or Triple-A. The pitcher is expected to rejoin the Rangers' rotation in late May or early June.
Lewis advancing in rehab work
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/1/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis took another step in his recovery from elbow surgery and hurled his first bullpen session of the spring Friday, the Dallas Morning News reports. It marked the first time Lewis has thrown from the top of a mound since July 18, 2012, shortly before he had surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in the right elbow. "As far as Colby coming back early, wont happen," manager Ron Washington said.
Lewis nearing bullpen session
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) Texas starter Colby Lewis (elbow) threw 20 pitches off the front of the mound on Monday, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Lewis hopes to throw his first bullpen session Friday. The 33-year-old who underwent major elbow surgery last July will not be able to join the Rangers' rotation until at least mid-June. "I feel too good, you know what I mean?" Lewis said. "I don't want to continue to push and push and push and have something bad happen. I want to be semi-cautious about it. The way I feel now, I don't want it to go away."
Lewis looking forward to March
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/15/2013) Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Thursday that starting pitcher Colby Lewis is ahead of schedule in his return from elbow surgery and could begin throwing off a mound by the first week of March. Lewis, who has already advanced to throwing from 120 feet in his rehab from surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow, is on target for a return June 1, Maddux said.
Lewis ready to throw off mound?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/13/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery in July, met with team doctor Keith Meister Wednesday to set out a timetable for his recovery. "I think I'm going to get off the mound in early March," Lewis said, per FOX Sports Southwest. "They released me to play catch and do all the fundamentals and stuff."
Lewis throwing from 120 feet
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/12/2013) Fox Sports' Anthony Andro reported on Tuesday that Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis is playing catch from 120 feet and says he "feels good." Lewis, 33, had Tommy John surgery in July and is expected to be back in the majors by late June. "I havent had any pain," Lewis told ESPN.com. "I feel great. There's never been a day where I've woken up and its been stiff or hard to get loose. Im not lying. It feels great."
Lewis to start flat-ground throwing
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/18/2012) The Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers' medical staff has cleared starting pitcher Colby Lewis to throw off flat ground. Lewis had elbow surgery in July and hadn't been expected to throw until January. Though he is ahead of schedule, the team does not expect Lewis to return before next June.