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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bakersfield (CA) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Colby Lewis earned his fourth victory of the season on Friday, despite allowing five runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings against the Yankees.
The veteran right-hander struck out three on the night and didn't issue a walk. The Rangers offense staked him to an early 7-0 lead in this one, but he gave several runs back to let the Yankees back into the game before departing. While he boasts a solid 3.49 ERA and 44/14 K/BB ratio through 56 2/3 innings on the season, his 4.32 xFIP indicates he may be pitching a bit over his head. He'll take on the Indians in Cleveland his next time out on Wednesday. May 22 - 11:03 PM

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Colby Lewis pitched poorly against the Indians on Saturday, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits over five innings.

Pitching was optional in a game where both teams had 13 hits. Neither Lewis nor opposing pitcher Danny Salazar were involved with the decision. Lewis set the tone of the contest when he allowed a sacrifice fly, an RBI single and an RBI double in the first inning to put the Rangers in an immediate 3-0 hole. He proceeded to surrender solitary runs in the second, third and fourth innings before wrapping it up with a scoreless fifth frame. Lewis struck out seven and walked three in the contest, while serving up seven hits. Despite the rough outing, his overall numbers are fine, as he's pitched to a 3.06 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 41/14 K/BB ratio over an even 50 innings. He'll try to pitch closer to those numbers in a road start against the Yankees next time out.
May 16 - 11:59 PM

Colby Lewis held the Royals to one run on three hits Monday as the Rangers easily won.

Lewis relented his only run in the fourth inning when Kendrys Morales hit an RBI single to center field. Along with allowing only three hits, Lewis walked two and struck out five. The right-hander has been outstanding over seven starts thus far, sporting a 2.40 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP and a 34/11 K/BB ratio in 45 innings. Lewis will look to keep it going in a home start against the Indians in his next start.
May 11 - 11:08 PM

Colby Lewis pitched eight innings of one-run ball to defeat the Astros on Wednesday.

Lewis has been one of the Rangers' few pleasant surprises this far, going 2-2 with a 2.61 ERA and a 1.08 ERA. Somehow, he's allowed just three homers in 38 innings. Last year, he gave up 25 in 170 1/3. The homers will come, so Lewis still shouldn't be picked up in mixed leagues.
May 6 - 11:08 PM

Colby Lewis hurled six scoreless innings Friday against the Athletics, but was handed a no-decision.

It was his best start of the season thus far. Lewis held the A's to just two hits and two walks while striking out eight batters. He left in position for the victory, but the bullpen gave the game away. Lewis now has a solid 3.00 ERA an 23/8 K/BB ratio in 30 innings over his first five starts this season. He'll square off against the Astros next week on the road.
May 2 - 12:34 AM

Colby Lewis allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

All four of the Astros' runs against Lewis came in the second frame. After Luis Valbuena hit a solo home run to lead off, Lewis actually recorded two outs before the threads unraveled. The next three batters went triple (Colby Rasmus), RBI double (Marwin Gonzalez), and two-run homer (Jake Marisnick). Lewis pitched well outside of that inning, hunkering down to pitch into the eighth without further damage. He has pitched to a 3.38 ERA in his first two starts. He'll take to the road against the Mariners in his next start.
Apr 12 - 7:58 PM

Colby Lewis got the win in Tuesday's start against the Athletics, yielding one run over six innings.

The Athletics, who exploded for eight runs on Opening Day, didn't have much of an answer to Lewis. The right-hander allowed just three hits and a pair of walks while fanning four. The only run scored in the sixth inning on an Eric Sogard ground out. Lewis had a rough spring and is still more liability than asset for fantasy purposes, but he'll try to prove the naysayers wrong in his next start against the Astros at home.
Apr 8 - 12:43 AM

Colby Lewis was hit hard on Wednesday, allowing four runs via three home runs over three innings as the Rangers lost 10-4.

Thankfully for Lewis, two of the home runs were of the solo variety. He allowed seven hits in total along with a walk while striking out two. The right-hander wraps up Cactus League play with a 9.75 ERA and a 6/5 K/BB ratio in 12 innings. Given his age (35), injury history, and recent performance, Lewis is a risky fantasy bet in all formats.
Apr 1 - 7:25 PM

Colby Lewis allowed three runs over five innings in a Cactus League loss to the Brewers Saturday.

It actually could have been worse for Lewis, who allowed eight hits and a walk in his time. The 35-year-old struck out just one. The Rangers will rely on Lewis more than they would probably like this season with Yu Darvish succumbing to Tommy John surgery. Lewis had a brutal 5.18 ERA in 170 1/3 innings for the club last year.
Mar 21 - 7:23 PM

Colby Lewis fired three scoreless innings against the Angels in Tuesday's Cactus League game.

Lewis got lit up for six runs in just one inning of work last week in his Cactus League debut, so this was a rather refreshing outing. The veteran right-hander gave up only one hit and one walk while fanning one Anaheim hitter. He's looking to rebound in 2015 after posting a rough 5.18 ERA with 14 losses across 170 1/3 innings last season.
Mar 10 - 7:20 PM

Colby Lewis took a drubbing in Wednesday's Cactus League opener, allowing six runs in one inning of work.

Lewis allowed a walk and five hits, three of which were home runs. That's about as far away from ideal as his spring debut could have gone. The 35-year-old right-hander is looking to prove himself again after a tough 2014 campaign in which he put up a 5.18 ERA with a league-leading 14 losses in 170 1/3 innings.
Mar 4 - 6:15 PM

Colby Lewis will start the Rangers' Cactus League opener against the Royals on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old hurler is looking to rebound from a troublesome 2014 campaign where he compiled a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 170 1/3 innings while losing a league-worst 14 ballgames. Yovani Gallardo, Lisalverto Bonilla and Chi Chi Gonzalez are also scheduled to pitch for the Rangers on Wednesday.
Feb 28 - 3:14 PM

According to's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers have signed Colby Lewis to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Lewis finished strong in the second half of the 2014 season and should be able to build on that in 2015 as he moves further and further away from his 2013 hip surgery. The 35-year-old right-hander could again have some value in AL-only fantasy formats.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:51:00 AM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers and Colby Lewis "continue to make headway" towards a contract.

In fact, general manager Jon Daniels went as far to say Tuesday that he expected to have a contract completed before the end of the week. Lewis held a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this past season but pitched pretty well in the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that he spoke with Colby Lewis last week.

The Rangers made an offer to Lewis before free agency, but he wants to see what else is out there on the open market. Still, the two sides remain open to a return. Lewis had a 5.18 ERA over 170 1/3 innings this season, but finished the year strong.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:29:00 PM

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