The Rangers will go with veteran Colby Lewis for ALDS Game 3 Sunday night in Toronto.
Lewis is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA in nine postseasons games, including eight starts. He did not make a start in the 2015 ALDS.
“We think he’s healthy, feels good,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “Been stretched out enough. He’s experienced enough. Given the right-handed set of hitters that Toronto has he’s one of our best options.”
Lewis missed almost three months with a strain in his right latissimus dorsi muscle. He returned Sept. 11 and made four starts, his last on Oct. 1 being the best when he allowed four unearned runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Lewis (6-5, 3.71 ERA) faces Jays’ right-hander Aaron Sanchez (15-2, 3.00) at Rogers Centre at 6:38 p.m. Sunday.