Colby Lewis is going back on the disabled list for the second time in the past month with right forearm tendinitis. Left-hander Martin Perez has been recalled, and will start in Lewis' spot on Tuesday if Perez is not needed tonight.
Lewis was on the DL from June 24-July 18 with the same injury, and came off to make a start on Wednesday at Oakland. He lasted five innings, allowing one run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts. For the season, Lewis is 6-6 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 starts.
Lewis had not met with team physician Keith Meister when the clubhouse was open to the media, and wasn't ready to comment on it.
Perez came up for Lewis the first time, as well, going 1-1 with a 5.54 ERA in four games, including two starts. He made one relief appearance for Triple A Round Rock on Friday, throwing two innings. If he starts Tuesday, Perez will not be on a pitch count.
Here are a few other notes from Monday:
* Michael Kirkman will serve as the long man in the bullpen tonight.
* Ron Washington had no update on the status of Roy Oswalt. Oswalt was scratched from today's start with tightness in his lower back, and was scheduled to visit with a back doctor today.
* The Rangers are still awaiting results from reliever Koji Uehara's MRI before making a decision on the next step. Mark Lowe, meanwhile, is scheduled to throw another bullpen on Tuesday and then the Rangers could set up a simulated game.
-- Drew Davison