Colby Lewis was in the middle of a fine season for the Texas Rangers, walking only 12 hitters in his first 100 innings and sporting a 3.51 ERA, quite low for The Ballpark in Arlington. But along with several of his rotation-mates, he succumbed to an injury. In Lewis's case, it was forearm tendinitis.
But as of Wednesday, he's back:
OFFICIAL: @Rangers activate RHP Colby Lewis from 15-day DL to make this afternoon's start in Oakland.— MLB (@MLB) July 18, 2012
Oakland's probably a pretty good place for a homer-happy pitcher like Lewis to get a tuneup, but the A's have been homer-happy themselves.
To make room for Lewis, the Rangers option prospect Martin Perez to Round Rock. The 21-year-old Perez had a 5.54 ERA in four games (two starts), striking out nine and walking six in thirteen innings.