ARLINGTON (May 20, 2013) -- Texas Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis says he isn't ready to get big league hitters out, and isn't sure when he will be.
The 33-year-old, who is coming back from elbow surgery last July, wasn't trying to sound pessimistic after a 47-pitch rehabilitation outing at Double-A Frisco on Monday. But he says his velocity has to be higher than the top speed of 87 mph against San Antonio.
Lewis breezed through the first two innings but gave up four hits in the third, including a leadoff home run by San Antonio's A.J. Kirby-Jones.
Lewis, who tore his right flexor tendon, still hopes to return before the All-Star break. It was his first outing since mild triceps tendinitis turned up after an appearance May 9 with Triple-A Round Rock.