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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Rangers pitchers progressing in rehab

By Ron Matejko

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Four injured Texas Rangers pitchers were examined by team physician Dr. Keith Meister, who said all are progressing in their recoveries.

RHP Kyle McClellan is nearly two weeks into a projected 3-4 week period of not throwing due to a strained right lat muscle. Once cleared, he will begin a long-toss and flat-ground throwing program.

LHP Martin Perez has been cleared to begin a throwing program once he is pain-free. Perez said this morning that the fractured ulna bone in his left forearm is feeling better. He is no longer wearing any protective gear on the arm. Perez is anticipated to begin throwing next week.

RHP Joakim Soria continues recovery from his second Tommy John surgery. Barring any setback, he will begin throwing live batting practices the week of April 8.

RHP Colby Lewis (flexor tendon surgery) is on the same time frame as Soria for beginning to throw live BP, again barring any setback.

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