Injuries: Colby Lewis, other pitchers to be examined

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Health updates on four injured Texas Rangers pitchers will be coming soon as team physician Dr. Keith Meister will examine RHP Joakim Soria, RHP Colby Lewis, LHP Martin Perez and RHP Kyle McClellan on Saturday. The exams will determine how each is progressing in the recovery of their injuries and the next step in their pitching programs.

Once healthy, Lewis, Perez and McClellan all provide potential additional depth to the rotation as possible options for the No. 5 starter job.

Soria, who was signed as a free agent in December during his recovery from his second Tommy John surgery, figures to play a key role in the Rangers bullpen later this season.

Lewis (surgery -- torn flexor tendon) and Soria (Tommy John surgery) both continue throwing bullpen sessions.

Perez (fractured left ulna) is not expected to resume a throwing program for approximately 2-3 weeks.

McClellan (strained lat muscle) is not expected to resume a throwing program for 3-4 weeks.