If that goes well, he could be activated on Friday when the Rangers return home to face the Tigers. Lowe has been on the disabled list since June 26 with a strained intercostal muscle in his right rib cage. He has pitched in 26 games for the Rangers with a 2.30 ERA while holding opponents to a .198 batting average.
Koji Uehara remains limited to flat ground throwing while dealing with a strained lat muscle in his right rib cage. The Rangers are hoping that the medical staff will clear him to throw off a mound this weekend. Uehara has been on the disabled list since June 10.