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Rangers’ rotation takes another hit with Colby Lewis on DL

Jun 26, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

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Colby Lewis has joined Neftali Feliz, Derek Holland, and Alexi Ogando as Rangers starters (or fill-in starters) on the disabled list, as the team put him on the shelf with a strained forearm.

That move makes room on the roster for top prospect Martin Perez’s promotion from Triple-A, but instead of putting the 21-year-old Perez into the rotation the Rangers are turning back to Scott Feldman again. Feldman was upset about being demoted back to the bullpen despite going 1-6 with a 6.43 ERA in eight starts.

Lewis, who started 32 games and threw 200 innings in each of his first two seasons with the Rangers, had a 3.51 ERA and 90/12 K/BB ratio through 15 starts and 100 innings this year.

  1. beefytrout - Jun 26, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    Well, damn.

  2. rjostewart - Jun 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    Greinke to Texas at the deadline?

  3. prosourcetalk - Jun 26, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Seems silly to put Feldman into the rotation over Perez. Feldman sucks, give the kid a chance.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jun 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    Ha! The Jays are still 1 up on the Rangers.

  5. lmoneyfresh - Jun 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Hopefully this will be Feldman’s last chance to crap his pants as a starter. Dude needs to go. I can’t imagine Ross or Perez being any worse than him and they’ll actually improve.

  6. jimbo1949 - Jun 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    So, how do these injuries to pitchers reflect on Ryan’s stance on pitching? You know: just keep throwing wimp, I’ll let you know when to stop.

    • bufordmaddogtannen - Jun 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      You’re right, I totally forgot that Nolan Ryan was the pitching coach.

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