If I were running the Texas Rangers, the last thing I would consider doing is to rush Colby Lewis back to have him in the fifth spot in the rotation. The team needs to stay patient and they need to make sure the Elbow is healed and rehabilitated properly. The guy is just getting ready to throw long toss and people are already saying he may be back just after the season opener. Lets give the guy some time and see how he does. 7 months of not throwing the baseball is a long time for a pitcher. The guys muscles are going to need conditioned back to game time condition.
Lewis just needs the proper amount of time to get his arm ready. It is time that the Rangers realize just how long the season is and that they are going to need all the help they can get near the end. Baseball is not a sprint, it is more like a marathon. With all the changes that took place with the Rangers roster this season, the team needs to let Lewis focus on coming back 100% healthy. I just don;t know if coming back is the right thing to do so early after the elbow surgery. Give it the proper amount of time and it will pay off in the long run….
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