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  1. Colby Lewis resumes rehab assignment

    May 20, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis resumed his minor-league rehab assignment today after taking a break due to triceps tendinitis. Lewis, who’s coming back from elbow surgery last July, allowed two runs in 2.1 innings at Double-A. He struck out three, walked zero, and gave up four hits while throwing 47 total pitches. In terms of building up arm…

  2. Colby Lewis pulled from rehab assignment due to triceps inflammation

    May 13, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Colby Lewis

    T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers have pulled Colby Lewis from his minor league rehab assignment due to inflammation in his right triceps muscle. Lewis, who is currently working his way back from flexor tendon surgery, was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session on Saturday following his first rehab start with Triple-A…

  3. Colby Lewis could be scratched from rehab start due to triceps soreness

    May 11, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis‘ rehab from surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon has hit a momentary snag. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Lewis was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session today due to right triceps soreness and could be scratched from his next rehab start on Tuesday. Lewis, who had flexor tendon surgery last…

  4. Colby Lewis to begin minor league rehab assignment

    May 9, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Colby Lewis

    Colby Lewis has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment, which is a big step in the Rangers right-hander’s recovery from July surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon. Lewis, who re-signed with the Rangers on a one-year, $2 million deal, is scheduled to throw around 45 pitches or three innings at Triple-A tonight.…

  5. Rangers will stand pat with starting pitching

    Apr 19, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    As Craig posted earlier, Matt Harrison will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, which will likely keep him out until the All-Star break. In his absence, Rangers GM Jon Daniels will be relying on in-house options, reports Todd Wills of ESPN Dallas. Daniels said Friday he doesn’t expect to run out…

  6. Rangers choose Nick Tepesch as fifth starter

    Mar 27, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Nick Tepesch

    Injuries to Colby Lewis, Neftali Feliz, and Martin Perez have forced the Rangers to dig deeper into their pitching depth than they’d like and they’ve picked Nick Tepesch as their fifth starter. Tepesch is 24 years old and has yet to pitch above Double-A. And in fact he wasn’t even all that good at Double-A,…

  7. The Rangers have been scouting Kyle Lohse

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

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    There have been numerous reports downplaying the Rangers’ interest in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. But it’s clear that they haven’t completely dismissed him as an option for their rotation. According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers sent a scout to watch Lohse throw his latest simulated game at a community college in Arizona.…

  8. 2013 Preview: Texas Rangers

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Can the Rangers overcome the loss of Josh Hamilton to free agency? Hamilton was,…

  9. Rangers sign Derek Lowe to minor league contract

    Mar 6, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the deal is done. 3:45 PM: Derek Lowe is close to agreeing to a minor-league deal with the Rangers, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Grant seems to suggest that Lowe will make the Opening Day pitching staff, although it’s hard to…

  10. Rangers have “remained in contact” with Kyle Lohse

    Mar 3, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

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    Something may start brewing soon between the Rangers and free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. According to beat writer Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Texas front office has “remained in contact” with Lohse’s agent, Scott Boras, and “there are some within the Rangers’ organization” who are pushing for a deal. Signing the 12-year major…

  11. So far so good with Colby Lewis’ rehab from elbow surgery

    Feb 12, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Colby Lewis gave a promising update on his comeback from July elbow surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon, telling Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas: “I haven’t had any pain” and “I feel great.” Even a best-case scenario for Lewis would mean rejoining the Rangers in late May or early June, so there are still…

  12. Rangers give Matt Harrison five-year, $55 million contract

    Jan 16, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison

    32 wins over the last two years was enough to convince the Rangers to bet heavily on Matt Harrison. They gave the 27-year-old left-hander a five-year, $55 million extension with a vesting option for 2018, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson. Harrison, part of the Mark Teixeira deal with the Braves that also…

  13. Neftali Feliz on track in recovery from Tommy John surgery

    Dec 26, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT

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    Rangers righty Colby Lewis was cleared to begin a throwing program earlier this month and is on a good pace in his recovery from a July procedure to repair a torn flexor tendon in his throwing elbow. The club’s other rehabbing starter is also making progress. According to Anthony Andro, Rangers beat writer for FOX…

  14. Colby Lewis cleared to begin throwing after surgery

    Dec 18, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Colby Lewis, who underwent season-ending elbow surgery in late July, has been cleared to begin throwing from flat ground after being examined by team doctors over the weekend. Lewis would have been a free agent this offseason, but instead signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Rangers in September that includes $4 million in…

  15. Colby Lewis aiming to return from elbow surgery before All-Star break

    Nov 2, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis provided an update on his recovery from July elbow surgery, telling Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas that he’s scheduled to begin a throwing program in January and hopes to rejoin the Rangers’ rotation before the All-Star break. “I feel great,” Lewis said. “I don’t feel any pain and I have my…

  16. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  17. Rangers “are determined” to let Alexi Ogando be a starter

    Nov 1, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Alexi Ogando has moved back and forth from the bullpen to the rotation for Texas during the past two seasons, making 30 starts and 59 relief appearances while thriving in both roles, and now T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers “are determined” to use him as a starter in 2013. Ogando has a…

  18. Alexi Ogando wants starting rotation spot in 2013

    Oct 7, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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    Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando spent nearly the entire 2012 campaign in the bullpen and had a great deal of success, finishing with a 3.27 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 66/17 K/BB ratio in 66 innings. But he is not satisfied with that setup role. According to beat writer Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Ogando…

  19. The Rangers signed Colby Lewis to a contract extension

    Sep 17, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    A few minutes ago the Texas Rangers announced that they signed Colby Lewis to a one-year extension. It has a $2 million base salary with incentives that could make it up to $6 million.  He made $3.25 million in 2012. Sounds like a win-win, inasmuch as Lewis was facing free agency apocalypse, what with his…

  20. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  21. The Rangers are preparing to move Alexi Ogando back into the rotation

    Jul 28, 2012, 12:02 PM EDT

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    We heard earlier this week that the Rangers were considering moving Alexi Ogando back in the starting rotation. Well, they got the ball rolling in last night’s loss to the White Sox. Last night’s starter, Yu Darvish, was knocked out of the ballgame after 6 1/3 innings, so Ogando ended up pitching the final 2…

  22. Rangers consider moving Alexi Ogando back into rotation

    Jul 24, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando‘s versatility has basically allowed the Rangers to move him back and forth from the rotation to the bullpen based on whichever spot has been wrecked more by injuries. He’s thrived in both roles and with Colby Lewis out for the season following Tommy John elbow surgery, Neftali Feliz on the disabled list with…

  23. Colby Lewis to have season-ending surgery on elbow

    Jul 23, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, the Rangers have confirmed that Lewis will undergo surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. This is not the ulnar collateral ligament, which is associated with Tommy John surgery. Either way, he’s done for 2012. 7:47 PM: Passan is now reporting that…

  24. Rangers activate Colby Lewis from DL, send Martin Perez back to minors

    Jul 18, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Another day, another Rangers pitcher back from the disabled list. This time it’s Colby Lewis, who returns after missing nearly a month with forearm tightness, and the Rangers sent rookie Martin Perez back to Triple-A to make room on the roster. Lewis got rocked for eight runs in his final outing before being shut down,…

  25. Alexi Ogando returns from disabled list as a reliever

    Jul 16, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando‘s first 27 appearances of the season came as a reliever and then he moved into the Rangers’ injury wrecked rotation on June 10, throwing three innings before being shut down with a strained groin. Six weeks later he’s back from the disabled list and the Rangers’ starting pitching has gotten healthier during that…

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