Spring Training-Monday’s recap – Colby Lewis and more


Apr 6, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis (48) throws the first pitch of the game against the Chicago White Sox during opening day at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Today was the first official day for the Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers workouts in Surprise, Arizona.  One of the best things to happen today was seeing Colby Lewis pitch again.  Today, went to mound today around mid-day to throw batting practice.  He looked pretty comfortable and confident with is pitches.

Anthony Andro was there to capture a few of the pitches.

There has been a lot of talk about the closer role also this spring training.  Ron Washington says that he’s still looking at which one will be the closer, but the top candidates for the job are Tanner Scheppers, Joakim Soria and Neftali Feliz.

Feliz also got some practice in today

Also, courtesy of Anthony, Joakim Soria threw some batting practice.

About 28 pitchers are currently in camp, they will rotate with about 14 pitching each day.  Overall, my favorite part was seeing Colby Lewis able to pitch again.

If his is able to return, he’ll be the only pitcher to return after the kind of hip surgery he recently had.   He said that the hip has bother him since 2006 and now this is the best he’s felt in years.  If he is able to pitch like he did in 2012, the Rangers could be setup with 6 solid starters on their staff.  The additional depth will help a long way for a long season.

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