The Texas Rangers are already down two starting pitchers from the rotation with which they began the season, and one of the injury replacements subsequently got injured. It's a good thing they had a lot of rotation depth, but even they're getting stretched thin. Colby Lewis is the third starting pitcher to go down to injury for the Rangers:
Colby Lewis placed on 15 day DL with tendonitis in right forearm. Scott Feldman will start Thursday.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) June 26, 2012
Just when they think Feldman is out ... they keep pulling him back in. He'll start for Lewis on Thursday.
A related roster move to this is that the Rangers' top pitching prospect, Martin Perez, was called up. Feldman could be a temporary replacement for Lewis, and Jeff Wilson suggests that Perez could start on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Perez has the prospect pedigree, but he was struggling a bit in AAA, with a 4.59 ERA and a 49/38 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 84 innings.