Buzz: Lewis ready for Monday rehab start
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"I assume I will stay on track," Lewis said. "They haven't told me otherwise."
Lewis said Friday that the tendinitis he's been dealing with is similar to what he went through around the All-Star break in 2010 when he received treatment and didn't miss a start. Lewis went on to star in the postseason with a 3-0 record as the Rangers made the franchise's first World Series appearance.
"I'm hoping it's the same situation where I only had it for a little bit and I didn't have to miss another start," Lewis said.
Burns looks good: Manager Ron Washington said new reliever Cory Burns did fine in his first appearance with the Rangers on Thursday night, pitching an inning in the 10-4 victory.
"He gutted it out," said Washington of Burns' one inning in which he walked one and didn't allow a run.
He wouldn't say if Burns pitching well in this stint with the Rangers could keep on the club with a need for right-handed help in the bullpen. Washington does like that Burns, who relies on his changeup, can pitch multiple innings.
"I don't know," Washington said. "We'll have to see how things go. He's a multiple-inning guy. There's not a lot of stress in his arm."
Martin running strong: Leonys Martin had his first multi-steal game of his career Friday night. He joined shortstop Elvis Andrus as the only Rangers this season who have done so.
Feliz progresses: Reliever Neftali Feliz is throwing from 120 feet as he moves closer to being able to throw from a mound for the first time since having Tommy John ligament replacement surgery.
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