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Lewis expected to start on Saturday

The Rangers have not made an official announcement but Colby Lewis is expected to pitch on Saturday. Lewis will throw a bullpen on Wednesday and then rejoin the Rangers Friday in Arlington. He hasn’t pitched in the Majors since July 18, 2012 but the Rangers are planning to start him Saturday against the Astros barring any unforeseen setbacks.

Darvish to start Friday; Rangers to discuss Lewis

Yu Darvish will make his next start on Friday against the Astros. The Rangers want him pitching on his normal four days rest. He will face Scott Feldman. The Rangers have not announced their rotation beyond Friday. They will meet in Boston this week and decide if Colby Lewis is ready to return to the rotation.

Saunder on disabled list. Lewis could join rotation

The Rangers have placed pitcher Joe Saunders on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left foot. The Rangers have recalled Daniel McCutchen from Double A Frisco to pitch out of the bullpen.

The Rangers have not announced who will take Saunders spot in the rotation but it will likely be Colby Lewis. He can take his free agency if he is not on the 25-man roster by Thursday. He allowed four runs in five innings for Round Rock on Sunday and threw 92 pitche

Nick Martinez optioned to Frisco

The Rangers have optioned pitcher Nick Martinez to Double A Frisco. Yu Darvish has been activated off the disabled list. Joe Saunders is still getting treatment for a bruised left foot and his status for Friday is unknown. Colby Lewis pitches today for Round Rock.

Darvish to pitch Sunday

The Rangers have announced Yu Darvish will come off the disabled list and pitch Sunday. Joe Saunders pitches Frida, followed by rookie Nick Martinez and Darvish. The Rangers are planning on pitching Tanner Scheppers, Martin Perez and Robbie Ross against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Manager Ron Washington said Darvish is healthy and ready to go

Adam Rosales accepts outright assignment

Adam Rosales has accepted as outright assignment to Triple A Round Rock

Outfielder Engel Beltre underwent surgery on his right leg. He has a broken fibia and Dr. Keith Meister inserted a rod to help the healing. He is out at least 10 weeks.

Wednesday afternoon: The Pastoral Ballpark outfield

At the Ballpark at 3:08 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon

Derek Holland is throwing long toss. Yu Darvish is playing catch but throwing left-handed. Adrian Beltre is throwing pop flies to his son and Prince Fielder’s two boys.

Holland is getting ready to throw off a mound in the bullpen.


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