Lewis' next start depends on weekend bullpen session

Lewis' next start depends on weekend bullpen session

ANAHEIM -- The Rangers are waiting to see whether Colby Lewis can throw off a mound in the bullpen before they determine whether he can make his next start against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Lewis experienced some tightness in his right forearm in his last start against the Athletics on Wednesday. He allowed one run in five innings after being activated off the disabled list. He missed 18 games while on the DL and there is still some lingering tightness in the forearm.

"It was tender and it was sore but not as bad as before," Lewis said. "We'll see what happens."

Lewis played catch before Friday's game and is scheduled to throw in the bullpen either Saturday or Sunday. That will determine whether he can pitch on Tuesday against the Red Sox. The Rangers have Scott Feldman available if needed.

"If he can't throw his bullpen, we can't put him out there," manager Ron Washington said. "There is nothing I can tell you right now. We'll just have to wait and see how things go."