Colby Lewis activated, Martin Perez optioned to Triple-A Round Rock
After spending three weeks on the 15-day disabled list with tightness in his right forearm, Colby Lewis was activated while Martin Perez was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock Wednesday.
Lewis, who went 6-6 with a 3.51 ERA in 15 starts before being sidelined, will start in Wednesday series finale against the A’s. It will be his first start since giving up eight runs, seven of them earned, on 12 hits over four innings in a loss to the Rockies June 23, marking his shortest outing of the year.
Perez, who was called up to the Rangers June 26 when Lewis went on the DL, went 1-1 with a 5.58 ERA in four appearances during his first career big league stint, including two starts. He allowed four runs in 2/3 innings of relief in his first outing against the Tigers June 27 before earning a victory in his first Major League start, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five and walking one over 5 1/3 innings in a 7-2 win over the A’s June 30.
In 15 starts with Triple-A Round Rock, Perez has gone 5-5 with a 4.59 ERA this year, going 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last two starts before getting called up last month.