Lewis set for Monday rehab start after bullpen

Lewis set for Monday rehab start after bullpen

ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis, who has been sidelined with triceps tendinitis, threw approximately 35-38 pitches in a bullpen session without any problems and is scheduled to resume his medical rehabilitation assignment on Monday for Double-A Frisco.

"I felt all right," Lewis said. "I felt like I threw a bullpen. I felt fine."

Lewis is hoping to throw four innings and 60-65 pitches on Monday against Frisco. He'll likely get that start and two more. At that point, the Rangers will re-evaluate him to see if he's ready to return to the Major Leagues or needs more time on rehab assignment.

Lewis has not pitched in the Majors since July 18, 2012. He underwent surgery on July 27 to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow and has been sidelined since. He made two starts in extended spring and began a medical rehabilitation assignment on May 9, pitching two innings for Triple-A Round Rock against Las Vegas.

Lewis' next outing was scheduled to be on Tuesday, but that has been delayed because of the triceps tendinitis. The Rangers recalled him from his rehab assignment while waiting for the inflammation to subside.

"I had this a little bit in 2010," Lewis said. "We got rid of it during the All-Star break and didn't miss a start. Hopefully this is the same situation."

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.