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Colby Lewis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Bakersfield (CA) JC
Contract: view contract details

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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. Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:51:00 AM
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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

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Friday that Colby Lewis will test out the free agent market after the two sides were unable to reach a deal.

Daniels isn't shutting the door on re-signing Lewis, but the right-hander will now be free to talk to other clubs. Lewis held a 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season but pitched pretty well in the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:35:00 PM's T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have made an "opening offer" to free agent Colby Lewis.

Something should get done before the exclusive negotiating window closes on Monday. Lewis had a rough 5.18 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this season and missed the entire 2013 campaign due to hip surgery, so it's not like he'll be commanding big bucks. The right-hander turned 35 years old in August.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 11:36:00 AM

After hiring a new manager, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said his next priority is to work on re-signing Colby Lewis.

"We haven’t been able to spend much time on that," Daniels said of a new contract. "We can get back to that now." The Rangers have exclusive negotiating rights with Lewis through the end of the World Series. The 35-year-old went 10-14 with a 5.18 ERA in 29 starts with the club in 2014.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas that he has had preliminary talks with Colby Lewis' agent about a new contract.

After missing the entire 2013 season following hip surgery, Lewis logged 170 1/3 innings this season, but he did so with a 10-14 record and a 5.18 ERA. It probably won't cost much to bring him back.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Colby Lewis overcame some control problems to deliver seven strong innings in a no-decision, allowing just one run, as the Rangers went on to win 2-1 over the Athletics in walk-off fashion on Thursday.

Lewis walked five and surrendered six hits while striking out seven. It's been a tough year for Lewis, who rounds out his 2014 season with a 10-14 record, 5.18 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and a 133/48 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:13:00 PM

Colby Lewis was hammered for eight runs (seven earned) in five innings en route to a loss against the Angels on Saturday.

Lewis gave up three home runs, pushing his season total to 25. He allowed nine hits in total while walking one and striking out three. With one more start to go, Lewis sits on a 5.34 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and a 126/43 K/BB ratio. Lewis will make his final start at home on Thursday against the Athletics.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 12:13:00 AM

Colby Lewis limited the Braves to one run over seven innings in a win Sunday.

Lewis scattered five hits, with Ryan Doumit's solo homer counting as the only run against him. The start was the first time he's allowed fewer than three runs since a complete game shutout on August 5. The win moved him to 10-13, the first time he's reached double-digit wins since 2011 and just the fourth time he's done it in his career. Lewis will look for his 11th win Saturday at the Angels.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Colby Lewis allowed three runs -- two earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

Lewis actually pitched pretty well following a leadoff home run by Kole Calhoun -- an error led to the Angels' second run, and the third run scored after Lewis was pulled following an infield single by Collin Cowgill to lead off the eighth inning. He gave up just five hits in all, striking out four. It was Lewis' best start in over a month, but he still fell to 9-13 with a 5.29 ERA with the loss. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday against the Braves.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:30:00 PM

Colby Lewis fell to 9-12 after giving up four runs over seven innings Monday against the Royals.

Lewis couldn't solve Salvador Perez, as he gave up an RBI double against him in the first inning and a two-run homer in the third. He was decent against the rest of the Royals' lineup, striking out five batters and walking just one. The veteran right-hander has been better since the All-Star break, but he's not really an option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Colby Lewis pitched a complete game Wednesday in the Rangers' defeat of the Mariners.

Lewis gave up four earned runs on seven hits and a walk, but Texas jumped out to a huge lead against Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez and so the Rangers decided to save their bullpen. Lewis is now 9-11 with a 5.44 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season. He'll get the Royals next.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 06:14:00 PM

Colby Lewis gave up four runs on six hits over six innings of work on Friday.

Lewis struck out two and didn't walk a batter in the outing. He was victimized by two home runs, though. Billy Butler hit a solo shot in a three-run second inning for the Royals. Josh Willingham then socked a solo homer against Lewis in the fourth inning. The loss dropped Lewis' record to 8-11. He's had a rough go of things in 2014, as his ERA now sits at 5.54, accompanied by an ugly 1.63 WHIP.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 01:20:00 AM

Colby Lewis fanned 10 for the first time this year Saturday, but still lost after giving up five runs in six innings against the Angels.

Lewis allowed 10 hits, including a pair of homers. His home run rate is actually down from his usual levels this year, with 15 surrendered in 122 1/3 innings, but he has a 5.52 ERA anyway.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 11:28:00 PM

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