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Rangers | Two starters rehabbing

Texas Rangers SPs Colby Lewis (elbow) and Martin Perez (arm) are getting close to pitching in rehab games. Lewis is expected to throw two more live batting practice sessions this week in Arizona, and he could pitch an inning in an extended spring game next week. He'll likely pitch two games in extended spring training before going on a minor league rehab assignment. Lewis will probably need five or six outings before returning to the rotation, so he could return around June 1 or sooner. Perez will likely throw live batting practice Tuesday, April 23, and then head to extended spring training. Perez could be ready before Lewis, but he has minor league options left, so he'll likely pitch at Triple-A Round Rock to strengthen his arm.

Fantasy Tip: If you're targeting one of these pitchers, Lewis is likely to make more of an impact in the majors sooner. He's still out there on many waiver wires, so he's worth stashing in a DL spot until he returns.

2013-04-22 11:58:01 | Source: MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan

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