Rangers’ Lewis to have season-ending surgery

Updated: August 6, 2013

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – The Texas Rangers announced on Tuesday that
Colby Lewis will not pitch this season due to a bone spur on the veteran
hurler’s right hip that will require surgery.

Lewis was attempting to return from a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow
that has sidelined him since July of last season. He appeared to be nearing a
return to the Rangers’ rotation, having thrown five innings for Double-A
Frisco in a rehab assignment on Saturday.

“I’ve got to get it done to give myself another shot of pitching in the big
leagues,” said Lewis. “I’d love to pitch for the Rangers again.”

After returning to the majors after a two-year stint in Japan, Lewis started
32 games for Texas in both the 2010 and ’11 seasons and won a combined 26
games over that span while helping the Rangers to back-to-back World Series
appearances. The 34-year-old went 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 outings last
season prior to undergoing elbow surgery.