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While encouragement is not an officially recognized diagnosis tool, the Texas Rangers have to be pretty happy with Colby Lewis' progress and the way he feels. Lewis has said he is encouraged by his progress, especially after Monday's rehab start.
Rangers Colby Lewis said he was encouraged by Monday rehab start. Felt better than he did in start last week.
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) July 24, 2013
Lewis is on the DL since the beginning of the season thanks to recovery from surgery he had last season. He likely would have been back long before now, but Lewis suffered through more setbacks than any player should have to endure. His rehab process has started and stopped so many times it's hard to keep track. Now, it feels like things are back on track and Lewis is on a collision course with his 2013 season debut.
Lewis was given a one-year extension despite his injury because the Rangers wanted to see what he could do this season. Unfortunately, they are having to wait longer than expected, but Lewis could still return and provide some help for their staff. In his career, Lewis has a 4.76 ERA. However, he posted a career-best 3.43 ERA in 16 starts before his injury. His next contract and much of the Rangers' success lies on how well Lewis can pitch when he returns from the DL.
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