Lewis' impending return will force roster move

Lewis' impending return will force roster move

Lewis' impending return will force roster move
NEW YORK -- Colby Lewis returns from paternity leave on Monday, and the Rangers will have to make a roster move. Michael Kirkman was called up on Friday to replace Lewis, but may not be the one going back to Triple-A.

The Rangers could send Mark Lowe down instead. Lowe has allowed four runs on seven hits in his last 3 1/3 innings.

General manager Jon Daniels declined to discuss the options, but he did admit it's not automatic that Kirkman will be sent down.

"We'll sit down and discuss it," Daniels said.

When Lewis returns, the Rangers will have five starters and eight relievers. They might drop a reliever and add an extra position player, but they don't seem to be in any hurry right now. Backup infielder Andres Blanco has played in just two games and Chris Davis has yet to be in a game since being called up on Friday.