Colby Lewis, who is attempting to be a major-league starter again after having not pitched in the big leagues since 2012, is trying to get the feel of his new delivery that has come from his hip resurfacing surgery.
Finally pitching without hip discomfort for the first time in a long time, Lewis is working to get comfortable with an entirely new delivery and different stride. Pretty much, he's learning how to pitch again. Throughout the spring, Lewis has been horribly erratic with his control, but he had a promising outing on Thursday in a minor-league game.
Lewis allowed three hits and one run to the Kansas City Royals' Triple-A team in Surprise on Thursday, but most importantly and most encouraging, perhaps, was the fact he didn't allow a walk.
Lewis is a possibility to be a rotation guy when the Rangers begin the season in a little more than a week, but it's more likely he start the season in the minors and try to get a couple of starts in down there while working up his pitch count before trying to take a big-league mound for the first time since July 2012.