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SEATTLE -- Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis made his third start on a medical-rehabilitation assignment for Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday and allowed three runs over four innings against Memphis. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out two.

He also hit his target of 60 pitches, including 34 for strikes. The Rangers will see how Lewis recovers from this outing, but his next start will likely be on Thursday, either for Round Rock at New Orleans or for Double-A Frisco at home against Springfield. At that point, the target will be five innings and 75 pitches.

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Monday will mark 10 months since Lewis underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. If all goes well, Lewis will still need 2-3 more starts as he builds up stamina, durability and arm strength before he can be an option at the Major League level.

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.

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