The Rangers are bringing back starting pitcher Colby Lewis on a minor-league deal -- with an invite to major-league camp -- the club announced Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lewis, 34, hasn't pitched in the majors since July 18, 2012, as a torn flexor tendon in his throwing elbow ended his season and several setbacks stemming from the procedure kept him out in 2013. He actually went on a minor-league rehab assignment, but he needed surgery to remove bone spurs from his right hip.