Rangers rest Lewis, expect him to start Tuesday

Rangers rest Lewis, expect him to start Tuesday

Rangers rest Lewis, expect him to start Tuesday
ANAHEIM -- The Rangers are tentatively expecting Colby Lewis to pitch on Tuesday against the Red Sox even though he has not thrown in the bullpen since his last start on Wednesday against the Athletics. He had some tightness in his right forearm after that start, but the Rangers are listing him as their starter on Tuesday.

"That's the plan," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "If that changes, we'll let you know. I haven't heard anything."

Lewis was considering a bullpen session on Saturday, but the Rangers decided to give him an extra day. He will be re-evaluated on Sunday. If needed, the Rangers could push him back and start Scott Feldman on Tuesday.

Lewis was on the disabled list from June 24-July 18 with tightness in the forearm. He came off the disabled list and allowed one run in five innings against the Athletics.

Anaheim has been a busy place for right-handed reliever Mark Lowe, who has been on the disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle in his right rib cage. He has been playing catch and long toss and is planning to throw off a mound on Sunday. That would be the next big step toward a rehab assignment in the Minors.

Koji Uehara, on the other hand, has had a quiet weekend in Anaheim. He is still experiencing stiffness in the lat muscle in his right rib cage and is not doing any throwing at all.

"It hasn't changed much," Uehara said. "I'll probably start throwing next week as long as there is no tenderness. Then we will push it to the level where I can pitch in a game."