• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf

Colby Lewis to begin throwing Saturday

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Colby Lewis
Colby Lewis missed most of the second half of last season with an elbow injury. (USATSI)

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis missed most of the second half of the 2012 season after tearing a flexor tendon in his throwing elbow, which required surgery to repair. Saturday, he'll throw the first of six scheduled bullpen sessions, reports Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest.

Once Lewis completes the sessions, a further course of action will be decided upon.

Before being shut down last season, Lewis, 33, was 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 93 strikeouts in 105 innings. He's been a stellar postseason pitcher for the Rangers, sporting a 2.34 ERA in eight career postseason starts.

This wasn't the first surgery in Lewis' career. He actually had shoulder surgery early in his big-league career and Tommy John surgery -- note the scar on his elbow in the above picture -- while he was in high school.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 1, 2015
Austin Jackson to the cubs and Jonny Gomes going to Kancas City (1:54)
August 31, 2015
Mariners trade Austin Jackson to Cubs
August 31, 2015
Cubs' Jake Arrieta pitches a no-hitter
August 31, 2015
This Week in (Dumb) Baseball


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now